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Special Issues Associated with a Car Accident

Special issues can arise in automobile litigation that make it more difficult to pursue a car accident claim. These issues can make additional parties potentially liable for injuries and must be considered during the course of litigating a case.

Special issues arising from the accident itself include:

Hit-and-Run Accidents: When the driver who causes an accident fails to stop at the accident scene it may be difficult for the victim of the accident to later identify the at-fault driver in order to bring a lawsuit.

Car-Pedestrian Accidents: When a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian, the pedestrian will often suffer catastrophic injury and have difficulty making claims against drivers. Often these accidents are attributed to the conduct of the pedestrian using the contributory negligence defense. (more…)