Cleveland car accidents can range in complexity from one driver suing another for simple negligence to a much more complicated case involving multiple parties and multiple theories of liability ( reasons why an Ohio driver might be at fault).
For example, if the victim of an accident was on the job at the time, this might lead to a workers’ compensation claim for the injured driver as well as a claim against the other driver’s employer for what is known as vicarious liability. If there was a chain collision, several drivers may be sued for failing to maintain an adequate lookout, or speeding, for example, and failing to stop in time to avoid the collision. Sometimes, especially if there is a dispute regarding coverage or if there are multiple insurance companies covering one or more of the vehicles involved in the crash, or a dispute over coverage, the various parties’ insurance carriers may also be brought into the litigation .
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