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What Happens If You’re Injured by Someone Borrowing a Car?

Families and employees commonly borrow a vehicle if they don’t have access to their own vehicle or need a car in an emergency situation. A person who borrows a car takes responsibility for whatever happens while they operate that vehicle, whether using a relative’s vehicle or taking out the company car. However, the car owner may also share some of that responsibility if they shouldn’t have allowed the driver to borrow the car in the first place.

If you’ve been injured because of another person’s mistakes, an experienced legal professional can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information about your rights and options under the law, contact the Waukesha auto accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

Injury Liability between Drivers and Owners

Car owners have a responsibility to keep unsafe drivers off of the road. If they don’t prevent the following drivers from getting behind the wheel of their car, they may share some of the liability for the accident:

  • Intoxicated drivers
  • Underage drivers
  • Drivers left unsupervised while using a permit
  • Unfit elderly drivers
  • Drivers too sick to safely drive
  • Drivers with possibly dangerous health disorders
  • Drivers with records of recklessness

Also, drivers using a company car may share liability with the company that owns the vehicle. In these situations, the driver may have a clean record, but the company may still be held responsible.

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If you’ve sustained an injury because of someone else’s errors on the road, you may be eligible to file for an injury claim. To learn more about the claim filing process, contact the Waukesha auto accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.

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