April 11, 2012

Personal Injury

Negligence

What’s an example of negligence in a car accident?

A driver has a duty to use reasonable care to avoid injuring anyone he or she meets on the road. If a driver fails to use reasonable care and as a result of that failure injures you, then the driver is responsible (liable) to you for those injuries.

>>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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