When you’ve been injured in an accident, it can be challenging to determine who was at fault. This crucial factor plays a large role in determining who will be responsible for losses incurred as a result of your accident. These losses could involve medical bills, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering. The most basic rule that courts follow when determining legal liability issues, is that the level of each party’s negligence determines the damage amount awarded. When one party is knowingly or intentionally negligent, they are likely to bear the financial burden for any damages. Comparative negligence means that if you were partially responsible for the accident, then it’s likely the courts will make you partially responsible for the accident’s financial fallout.
Determining Liability When More Than One Party is Responsible
In some personal injury cases, a number of individuals may have equally contributed to an accident. Most states allow the injured party to pursue compensation from any one of the careless parties. This gives the injured party the advantage of choosing which party is most prepared to handle their compensation claims. If you have contributed to the accident, then you can still seek compensation. This compensation will be reduced based on how negligent you were.
Contact Personal Injury Lawyers After Your Car Accident
The personal injury attorneys at Andres & Berger have extensive experience in determining the legally liable party and pushing for our client’s full financial reimbursement. Our expert consulting team includes forensic investigators, accident reconstruction consultants, safety engineers and other specialists that know exactly what evidence is required to prove fault in your accident. Our team will acquire and examine all the evidence in your case including witness testimony, police reports and medical bills to present the best possible case in court. Our medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys are ready to take on your case. Contact our office today at 856-437-4080.
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