Car Accidents

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.

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