Who Am I Bringing a Lawsuit Against?

by Staff Blogger | August 29th, 2016

Personal injury law is all about responsibility. When an individual or corporation’s negligence leads to the injury of an individual, the at-fault party is responsible for compensating the injured. At Berg Injury Lawyers, our job is to make sure the at-fault party lives up to their responsibility and fully compensates the injured to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and more. It’s not about punishing someone. It’s about getting what’s fair, which leads to one of the most common questions our firm gets: Who am I bringing the lawsuit against?

That’s a good question without a short answer. When we file a lawsuit in a car accident case, the way the case reads on court documents is “your name v. the at-fault driver’s name.” However, in most cases, regardless of the outcome of the settlement and/or trial, the at-fault driver won’t pay you anything out of pocket; their insurance company will. And that’s who we will be going after on your behalf—the at-fault driver’s insurance company. It all comes back to responsibility. If the at-fault driver has insurance, their insurance company has the responsibility to compensate you for your injuries, and we’ll fight to make sure they do.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you have a right to compensation, and as your attorneys, we’ll protect that right. Give us a call today for a free consultation and we’ll get started on your case immediately.