Establishing Liability in a Car Accident

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If you have recently been involved in a car accident, it is in your best interests to speak with an attorney as soon as you are able. Every 10 seconds someone in the United States is involved in a car accident. Any driver is expected to operate using "reasonable care under the circumstances." In the case of an accident, a person who operates a vehicle recklessly by driving while texting, drunk driving, aggressive driving, speeding, or other negligent conduct can be held liable for the damages to another party (or parties) who were injured.

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The plaintiff party is required by law to prove that the defendant is liable for his or her injuries and that the defendant acted with neglect or was the proximate cause of the accident. Determining who is at fault for the accident is the critical issue in any personal injury claim. In order to recover compensation for injuries loss of wages, future loss of wages, and emotional and physical suffering, liability must be established and proven. In some cases, if disputed, it will require the assistance of an independent accident investigator.

Some of the factors the court considers when determining liability in the case include the following:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Not paying attention to traffic or weather conditions
  • Failing to signal
  • Disobeying traffic laws
  • Driving above the speed limit

At the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro we have been helping the injured recover compensation for more than 30 years. Contact our firm today so your case can be reviewed!

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