How To Prove Fault in an Injury Case?
Aggressive Personal Injury Attorneys in Charleston, SC
Deciphering who exactly is at fault for your personal injury is often the
cornerstone of your case. The determination of exactly who was negligent is the first step in getting
compensation for your damages and losses. Often, there may be more than
one party responsible. Each one needs to be accountable for the part their
carelessness played in your injury.
McLeod Law Group, LLC, our firm is highly-skilled in assisting our clients discern who is liable
for their personal injuries and for what percentage. We believe the only
way to handle a case is the right way. We focus on making accurate assessments
based on the unique facts of your case to possibly identify who is answerable
for your personal injury.
The Facts of the Matter
Both attorneys and insurance companies may utilize the facts of a personal
injury case when determining who is at fault. A thorough investigation
is warranted to discover the details and circumstances of how and why
the injury occurred.
An investigation in fault determination can include:
- Collecting physical evidence
- Interviewing witnesses
- Consulting with experts
- Police reports
- Medical records
Negligence and Fault in Personal Injury Cases
The vast majority of personal injury claims arise from the negligence or
carelessness of one or more individuals. Negligence is anything that falls
below excepted standards of care or safety and causes harm to a person
or persons. The definitions of "standard of care" and what should
be "expected" from a reasonable person often create complex
Legal liability is applied to any or all parties who might be proved negligent,
- An employer of the person who caused an accident
- The owner of property or equipment that was poorly constructed or maintained
- Manufacturers and sellers of defective products
Charleston Personal Injury Attorney for Shared Fault Injuries
State law mandates the courts follow a "modified comparative negligence
rule" when determining liability. Under this direction, if you are
found partially at fault for your personal injury, the amount of compensation
you are entitled to receive may be reduced or eliminated completely. Defendants
in a personal injury lawsuit will often attempt to employ this statute
to lessen their financial responsibilities to the plaintiff.
McLeod Law Group, LLC Is Dedicated to Holding Negligent Parties Accountable
Charleston personal injury lawyers can provide valuable legal guidance when determining who may be at fault
for your injuries and losses. Attorney Mullins McLeod has been in practice
for nearly 20 years, he is well-versed in the tactics engaged by defendants
who try to divert blame and deny compensation. His ability to see-through
and aggressively fight these legal maneuvers has resulted in
more than 150 million dollars in damages awarded to his clients.
Hold all negligent parties accountable for your personal injury!
Contact our firm today to get started!