Liability in a Car Accident
Placing the Blame in the Proper Place
Any time there is a car accident or traffic collision, insurance companies
have the job of determining who was liable. Liability is referring to
who was at fault for the accident. Sometimes the issue of comparative
negligence will arise. Comparative negligence means that the insurance
companies determined that you both were partially at fault. While you
can still file a personal injury claim against the other driver, granted
they displayed negligence of some sort, you can only recover up to the
amount that they were found to be liable. For example, if the fault placed
on you by an insurance company was 30 percent, then you could only recover
up to 70 percent of the damages in a personal injury claim.
What typically happens is that neither insurance company wants their insurance
holder to be the one with the majority of liability. This is because they
will have to pay more. This can misconstrue the liability results and
make it seem like you were more at fault than you actually were. This
is where our firm comes in. When you hire a skilled attorney, they will
be able to advocate on your behalf to prove that the other driver was
the one liable for the accident and injuries. If you want aggressive representation
to make sure that you are not blamed for another person's negligence,
then contact a Woodstock personal injury lawyer at our firm today.
An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
At Jones & Swanson, we have the collective experience of more than
75 years. You need an attorney who is not only willing to take on your
case, but able to back that up by a proven history of successful case
results. Our firm can provide this kind of representation for you and
make sure that you don't get cheated out of compensation.
To learn more,
contact a car accident attorney in Woodstock
at our firm today.