Personal Injury

Negligence

If someone causes an accident and I am hurt, on what basis will that person be responsible (liable)?

A person is liable if he or she was negligent in causing the accident. Persons who act negligently never set out (intend) to cause a result like an injury to another person. Rather, their liability stems from careless or thoughtless conduct or a failure to act when a reasonable person would have acted. Conduct becomes "negligent" when it falls below a legally recognized standard of taking reasonable care under the circumstances to protect others from harm.

>>If someone causes an accident and I am hurt, on what basis will that person be responsible (liable)?
>>What’s an example of negligence in a car accident?
>>Who decides whether someone is liable because of negligence?
>>I was in a car accident, but I think I can prove it was not completely my fault. Will this make a difference with regard to what damages ultimately are awarded?
>>I was injured when my automobile collided with a truck driven by a delivery person. Can I recover damages from the driver or the employer?


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