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Who Can Be Held Liable in a Car Accident?

A Virgina man was hospitalized after his car ran off a rural Concord road and overturned in a field on May 24, 2018.

Varl Lockler, 32, was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital with a head and arm injury, according to Virginia State Police.

Lockler was driving a 2001 Honda Civic when the car’s defective rear driver’s-side tire caused him to lose control. The vehicle careened off the left side of the road and overturned twice before coming to a rest in a field. Lockler managed to crawl out of the overturned vehicle on his own, police said.

If your accident was caused by a driver’s negligence – for example, if they were operating a vehicle carelessly or driving under the influence – that driver should be held responsible. However, in other situations, automakers and part manufacturers can be held responsible for defective vehicles or vehicle parts. or negligent safety standards. If the car itself is defective in any way, fault may be traced back to the car’s manufacturer, or the manufacturer of a part on the vehicle, such as a tire.

In the end, a thorough investigation of the vehicle accident is necessary in order to determine who can be held liable. Our experienced Roanoke vehicle accident attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman have experience fighting some of the biggest maritime companies in Virginia and North Carolina. We have the knowledge and the resources you need to secure fair compensation for your losses.

If you have been seriously injured in a vehicle accident, please contact Kalfus & Nachman today to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent clients throughout the Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Roanoke, Portsmouth, and Hampton areas of Virginia.


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