Carfax Lawsuit Settlement
Carfax lawsuit, damage, and liability lawsuit. Simply put, these are the terms used to describe a car accident claim. Enter these words into a popular search engine to see how many cases have been filed against CarFax, by class action lawyers, from individual filing to large class action lawsuits. The number of cases Carfax has received is quite astounding.
Carfax Lawsuit Settlement
A Carfax lawsuit can be filed by a person, group, business or manufacturer of a car. Carfax also provides a database of such cases and the attorneys who filed them. One can search this database for information on any car, including used and new cars. If the auto maker or dealer is named in the case, that information will also be found.
There are many reasons why people file these lawsuits. It can be as simple as pulling over for a speeding violation or rear end collision with another vehicle. Car manufacturers, such as GMC, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota and Nissan are often named in suits. Car dealers, such as Ford and GMC, are sued often. In fact, if there is a fault in an accident, it is almost expected that the car dealership will be sued. Of course, other car manufacturers and dealers can be named in the suits as well.
Many different types of vehicles are sold by car dealers. Some examples include light truck, minivan, SUV, sports car, luxury car, etc. Car dealers must maintain adequate insurance coverage to cover these cars.
If a car dealer’s vehicle is involved in an accident, they may be responsible for repair costs. Sometimes, the insured car dealer will file a suit against the other party’s insurance company to recover their losses. This is because many car dealers are represented by one attorney, or agent, and the insurance company pays the car dealer’s claims.
When this happens, the car dealers have a legal claim to the pay out of the other party’s insurance carrier. This is what is known in legal terms as an “innocent spouse” case. The innocent spouse is the car dealer who was not the direct cause of the accident. Many car dealers do not file a suit against other car dealers when they are deeply wronged in an accident.
When a person files a car accident lawsuit against a car dealer, they sometimes get very large settlements.
The car dealers themselves spend millions of dollars on legal fees to fight these lawsuits. For this reason, it is usually unwise for someone to choose to sue the car dealer directly. A personal injury lawyer, or a lawyer that specializes in personal injury claims, may be a better option.
When choosing the right legal representation, the individual filing the lawsuit should ask about fees and charges.
There is no set fee for filing a lawsuit settlement with a car dealer’s lawyer. The amount will depend on many factors including the size of the case and the expenses that are associated with it. Some car dealers hire very expensive lawyers to fight cases. Others try to cut costs by using “side” companies that carry the legal burden for a smaller price.
Personal injury lawyers who represent car dealers often have much more experience and negotiating skills than those representing individuals.
In many cases, they are also able to negotiate better compensation packages for their clients. Therefore, if a car accident occurs where the fault is entirely the car dealer’s fault, the victim can sometimes get twice the settlement that they would have received had they hired an attorney. The car dealer has to prove that they were not the cause of the accident.