In Rhode Island, the party or parties who were at fault for the accident are required to compensate accident victims for their losses. Many car accident cases involve one or more drivers who were at fault. The negligence of non-drivers may have also played a role. For example, the manufacturer of a defective automotive part or the government agency that failed to repair a dangerous road condition may also be liable. Companies that employ negligent drivers – trucking companies, for example – may also be held responsible for accidents their employees cause.
In many cases, it is critical to conduct an independent investigation into the accident to determine its true cause and which parties may be held responsible. The attorneys at Marasco & Nesselbush frequently work with investigators, accident reconstructionists and other experts to uncover what really happened in a crash and who should be held responsible for it.