In any personal injury case, determining fault or negligence is key. In the event of an accident that results in injury, a legally responsible party must be established using hard evidence gathered from investigatory tactics such as witness testimony, police or accident reports, examination of injuries, and expert evaluations. In addition, Indiana injury lawyers can also determine the extent of fault of the negligent individual or entity.
In many cases, careless individuals who create unsafe conditions are the cause of dangerous accidents. For example, if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident because the negligent driver was intoxicated, you will be able to pursue damages as a result of the other driver’s negligence.
Degrees of Liability
The degree of liability of the negligent party can be affected by a few determining factors, such as:
If the victim knew the area was dangerous or participated in a dangerous activity knowingly, the supposed “negligent” party may not be liable or only liable for a small portion of the victim’s unfortunate injury.
If the victim and the “negligent” party were comparatively negligent. This means the victim may have only known the activity or situation was dangerous but not to the extent that they would be severely injured.
If an accident is caused due to a faulty repair or defective part, the manufacturer or repair facility may be help fully responsible for the victim’s injuries. The same goes for property; if a property was poorly maintained and the victim was not sufficiently warned of the danger, the property owner may be help solely responsible for the victim’s injuries.
The only way to determine fault and the amount of compensation due to the victim is a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the accident. If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact the attorneys with the Ken Nunn Law Office. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you receive the compensation you are due as a result of an accident.