Comparative Negligence

  • Georgia’s Comparative Negligence Laws in Personal Injury

    … As Georgia personal injury lawyers we often come across the situation where an accident victim wants to file a lawsuit but believes he or she may be partly to blame for a wreck. Not all car wrecks are clear cut. If another driver cuts in front of you on the highway, you may not be able to brake quickly enough to avoid hitting the car in front…

    Michael West/ Law Office of Michael West- 16 readers -
  • How the Eggshell Skull Rule Applies to Injury Cases

    … suffers from a pre-existing mental or physical condition. There are a few situations which can complicate the eggshell skull rule; specifically intervening causes and issues of comparative negligence. When an intervening cause (an event that occurs after the initial act of negligence and breaks the chain of causation) causes an additional injury…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 13 readers -
  • Can I Recover for Injuries If I was not Wearing a Seat Belt?

    … is that there are two points of collision: the first collision causes the accident and the second collision occurs to the body because of a failure to wear a seat belt.5 This means that while recovery can occur even if a seat belt was not worn, the seat belt defense along with the existence of any seat belt laws, the theory of comparative negligence…

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  • What Is My Case Worth?

    … injury claim, and we urge you to consider your options very carefully. For a free case evaluation, email our attorneys using the contact form on this page, or call us at 1-877-405-4313. Speak With a Texas Personal Injury Attorney For Free The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 21 readers -
  • Can I recover for injuries if I was not wearing a seat belt?

    … negligence, or any other argument showing split fault may cause a reduction in the amount of damages an injured party receives.6 Contact an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney for a free consultation If you have suffered a loss or harm during a car accident, even if you were not buckled up, it is important to discuss the circumstances…

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  • Is a dog owner strictly liable for a dog bite in Missouri?

    … by another form of dog behavior such as jumping or running and the claim is still susceptible to defenses such as provocation, trespassing, or comparative negligence.6 Contact an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney for a free consultation If you have suffered injury from a dog bite, it is important to discuss the circumstances of your injury…

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  • What defenses can be used against your personal injury claim?

    … A personal injury case is a legal dispute that arises from an accident or event where someone was personally harmed or injury due to the legal responsibility or liability of another person or entity.1 There are several forms of personal injury cases, but some of the common types include car accident claims, medical malpractice, product liability…

    Bruning Legal- 10 readers -
  • Should you accept a settlement offer in your car accident case?

    … of comparative negligence.6 Following these tips prior to receiving settlement offers, will allow you to have a reasonable expectation during negotiations and mediation, but will also give you an idea of when to accept or reject an offer. Contact an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney for a free consultation If you have been involved in a car…

    Bruning Legal- 16 readers -
  • Shared liability in multiple car accidents

    … fault in a multi-vehicle accident often falls on shared liability doctrines. What is shared liability? An auto accident that involves multiple vehicles causes the concept of comparative negligence to arise. This legal theory of negligence focuses on splitting blame and responsibility for damages.4 The way in which comparative negligence works…

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  • Laws Involved in Car Accident Claims

    … situations. Comparative negligence In many situations, the other party’s insurance company or attorney will try to limit their liability by claiming that you were also at fault for the car accident. However, even if you did somehow contribute to the cause of the accident, you may still be able to receive substantial compensation toward your losses…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 18 readers -
  • What Happens If I Am Partially At Fault for My Car Accident?

    … be an open and shut matter, states have adopted specific laws on how to handle collisions where more than one party is to blame.1 The state of Missouri follows a pure comparative fault rule. Under a theory of comparative negligence or fault, a personal injury plaintiff’s amount of damages or compensation is reduced according to the percentage…

    Bruning Legal- 11 readers -
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