Proving legal responsibility in personal injury accidents can be very complicated. Often termed as liability, this legal responsibility usually rests on whether or not negligence, or carelessness was present. If you or someone you know has been injured in a personal injury accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.
It is important to understand that the majority of personal injury accidents are caused by someone’s carelessness, also known as negligence. In such cases, the general rule of thumb is that in the event that one party acted outside of a reasonable realm of care and the other didn’t, the party who acted irresponsibly is liable for paying some if not all of the opposing party’s damages. This rule of carelessness, along with a variety of other factors will be used to determine liability in a personal injury accident.
Factors other than carelessness that may indicate liability in a personal injury accident may include such situations as whether or not the injured party was somewhere that they shouldn’t have been, or somewhere hazardous where they could have expected a similar situation which caused the accident to occur. In the event that either of these factors are true, the opposing party may not be found liable. This is why it is important to retain the guidance of a reputable attorney for help.
Another factor that may be considered, is whether or not the injured party was also partially at fault for causing the accident. If it is found that both parties involved in the accident acted carelessly, leading to either party’s injuries, both parties will most likely be charged with comparative negligence. In the event that an instance of comparative negligence is proven true, the injured party’s compensation for damages may be greatly decreased.
In the event that the personal injury accident took place on a property that is dangerous due to poor maintenance or upkeep, the owner of the property may be liable for careless maintenance of the property. Even if the property owner did not create the dangerous situation that led to the accident, he/she may still be held responsible for not creating a safe environment on his/her premises.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a personal injury accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (800) 529-2676. You may also email us at any time at [email protected]
Contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today.