Ways of Determining Who Is At Fault For An Injury-Causing Accident

Personal injury lawyers tend to focus on evidence of negligence, when seeking to determine who was at fault for a given accident. If the lawyer’s client got injured as the result of a slip and fall incident, the injury lawyer in Leamington must seek the answer to certain questions.

What sort of questions would such an injury lawyer ask?

Did my client, the injured party venture into a dangerous location? Was my client where he or she was supposed to be?

Was my client sufficiently attentive to his or her surroundings? Someone that walks into a room for the first time should pay attention to all the features in that same room.

Did the fall happen while my client was carrying out the responsibilities of his or her job? If that were found to be the case, then the employer might be held liable for any damages. Smart employers try to limit the chances for such an occurrence by focusing on the importance of on-the-job safety practices.

Where did the fall take place? Could the owner of the property be held liable? Was the owner negligent in some fashion?

Maybe the owner did a poor job of maintaining his or her property. Perhaps the owner never took the time to schedule any inspections. Proof of such facts could be used to suggest that the owner was at fault.

Who could be held liable for an injury caused by a defective a defective product?

Normally, both the manufacturer and the seller can be held liable. The manufacturer created the defective item. The retailer made money by selling it to unsuspecting consumers.

Are there other times when more than one person can be held liable for an injury-causing accident?

Yes, sometimes more than one driver is responsible for a given car accident. In other words, more than one driver acted in a careless and neglectful manner. Still, it would not be fair to the injured victim to insist that a personal injury claim be filed against each of the negligent drivers.

Instead, the victim sues just one driver. That driver’s insurance company provides the funds that compensate the injured victim. At the same time, the injured person must notify the other drivers about his or her intentions. Then the other drivers will know that they might be sued by the driver that had to cover the victim’s damages.

It could be, too, that someone with relatively minor damage on a given vehicle manages to get into a serious accident. In that case, the driver that caused the second accident would become responsible for damages. Still, he or she could seek some money from the insurance company of the driver that caused the less-severe damage.