Who Is Liable for an Accident Involving a Disabled Person?

There is a risk of injury and serious monetary loss whenever we get into an accident. But when one of the involved parties is a disabled person, there may be certain questions about liability and whether disability affects fault. You may wonder whether a person with a disability can avoid liability in certain circumstances. A disabled person will not always be responsible for injuries and damages, but they also aren’t exclusively liable in every situation. Any other involved party could be responsible for losses, and you may take legal action to hold them accountable.

Liability in an accident can be challenging to determine, but we can help you throughout the legal process. You don’t have to worry about holding liable parties accountable for your losses alone, as the lawyers from Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. have extensive legal knowledge of cases resulting in serious injury. We’ve been practicing law for over 30 years, and our clients trust us to bring them positive results during their times of need. If you want legal assistance during this challenging time, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Who Is Liable for an Accident With a Disabled Person?

Whenever someone gets into an accident and a disabled person is somehow involved, there’s a chance that any present parties are liable for injuries and losses. Any of the following parties may be responsible and held accountable for these damages:

  • Disabled person
  • Driver
  • Company vehicle driver
  • Company employer
  • Premises owner or renter
  • Employer or employee of the property
  • City or state government
  • Distracting or negligent passengers
  • Pedestrians
  • Parts, vehicle, or equipment designers and manufacturers
  • Any others who might be present

In some cases, more than one party can be liable for losses. We strongly recommend you work with a lawyer to assist with your case, as your attorney can help identify and/or narrow the list of potentially responsible parties. An experienced personal injury lawyer will ensure all liable parties are held accountable for their actions and negligence.

While a disabled person may be involved in an accident, many circumstances may affect whether they are liable. They may be in a position where others have not provided appropriate accommodations or assistance to support them, and the disabled person could also hold direct responsibility for an otherwise preventable accident.

A Lawyer Can Help When You Are in an Accident Involving a Disabled Person

If you get involved in legal matters, whether a disabled person is affected or not, we recommend you work with a lawyer. The attorneys from Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. dedicate themselves to supporting clients in many ways, including speaking on your behalf and leveling the playing field against other parties and legal representatives. We take the paperwork and insurance adjusters off your plate so you can focus on your recovery.

We suggest you refrain from representing yourself during your legal matters, as you may accidentally make mistakes and reduce the compensation you can obtain. Your lawyer is more likely to represent you fairly and favorably, allowing you to take home the recovery you need to focus on healing. Please get in touch with Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. as soon as possible to improve your odds of legal success even more, as your lawyer will need sufficient time to dedicate to your case and collect evidence.

Get Valuable Help From a Lawyer From Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. in California

If you face severe injuries after an accident, including one involving a disabled person, we can help. Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. has a team of personal injury lawyers who would happily support you with our services. All of us, including Attorney Eric J. Ratinoff, treat victims and survivors with care and compassion and dedicate ourselves to client success.

Our team uses a unique approach to storytelling that frames your case the right way from day one. We also work with highly credible expert witnesses and employ extensive graphic storyboards and videos to support your claim. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, don’t hesitate to call (916) 970-9100 or complete our contact form at your earliest convenience.