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Determining Liability in a Personal Injury Accident

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If you have been seriously injured in an accident because of someone else’s negligence and want to be compensated for your injuries, you must determine who is legally responsible for your accident. However, determining liability in a personal injury accident can be challenging. Liability will depend on whether someone was negligent and whether his or her negligent action resulted in the accident. In most personal injury accidents, legal liability is usually determined by the general rule of carelessness and the following propositions:

  • If the injured person was at a place where they should not have been at the time of the accident, the person who caused the accident might not be liable because he or she had no duty to protect the safety of that person.
  • If the person suffered injuries because of their own carelessness, the compensation may be reduced by the extent of their carelessness under the comparative negligence theory.
  • If the accident occurred on a property that was poorly maintained and dangerous, the property owner will be held liable, regardless of whether he or she created the dangerous condition.
  • If the accident occurred on a property that was poorly maintained and dangerous, the property owner will be held liable, regardless of whether he or she created the dangerous condition.
  • If the accident was caused by a defective product, the manufacturer and seller of the product will both be liable.
  • If the accident was caused because of the negligence of one of more parties, all the negligent parties are liable for the injuries. Depending on the insurance coverage of the responsible parties, it may be possible to settle the claim with one party.

Contact Us

If you have suffered personal injuries resulting from another person or entity’s carelessness or negligence, we can help you. We have years of experience supporting personal injury victims and we know how to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 203-445-6542 or email george@ganiminjurylawyers.com.

 

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