When a Baltimore resident is injured at the hands of another person, one of the most important things, other than regaining one's health to the extent possible, is to hold the other individual accountable for the incident. Whether the other person acted intentionally or negligently, the law holds that person responsible for the injuries he or she causes. Specifically, the injured person can obtain accountability by bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the other individual, which can result in an award of damages to the injured party.
However, as discussed recently in this blog, there may be cases in which more than one person can be held accountable. For instance, if the negligent party in a car accident was an employee acting in the course of his or her employment, the injured party may also be able to hold the employer responsible for the incident under the legal doctrine of vicarious liability.
Our firm has helped many clients hold others accountable for their actions. We understand the importance of accountability for a negligent party, as well as how essential it is that our clients obtain compensation for their injuries.
Accordingly, one issue we examine frequently is whether another person or entity can be held responsible for the negligent party's conduct. Whether it is an employer or some other third party who was also responsible in the collision, we can take the necessary steps to bring those third parties into the case and give our clients the best chance at receiving compensation. For more information on our firm's experience and advocacy skills, please visit our Auto Accident web page.