Comparative Negligence

  • Georgia’s Comparative Negligence Laws in Personal Injury

    … traveling too fast. Georgia has comparative negligence laws In some cases, when you try to file an insurance claim after you were injured, the other party will try to claim you were partly or even completely responsible for the wreck. Georgia has a modified comparative fault rule that reduces or eliminates damages if you’re found to be partly or mostly…

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  • How the Eggshell Skull Rule Applies to Injury Cases

    …. What this means is that the defendant has an obligation to accept the plaintiff (victim) just as he is, including any medical conditions that are not clearly visible. On the other hand, the defendant has no obligation to provide a higher duty of care when it involves an eggshell plaintiff; the duty of care is the same, even when the plaintiff…

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  • St. Louis Car Wreck Attorneys – Who Is Liable for Pedestrian Accidents?

    … of comparative negligence. The pedestrian can recover the amount of damages reduced by the percentage of fault he or she contributed to the accident. St. Louis Car Wreck Attorney If you have been injured by a negligent driver, seek legal help from a St. Louis car wreck attorney. Call The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. at (314) 361-4242. Share and Enjoy • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS…

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  • 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?

    …How much is my car accident or personal injury claim worth? If you’ve been hurt in an accident or otherwise suffered a personal injury, you may be wondering how much your potential case is worth, and whether or not you can settle the case yourself. Let’s discuss! What Is My Case Worth? A personal injury claim is not something that many people…

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  • Can I recover for injuries if I was not wearing a seat belt?

    … Many states have recognized the importance of restraint devices as identified by the imposition of new regulations that require seat belt use. In Missouri, the state law requires that all drivers as well as any front-seat passenger to wear a restraint device or seat belt.1 In Illinois, the restrictions on seat belt usage is stricter as all…

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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?

    … in a personal injury cases, but two of the typical defenses include assumption of risk and comparative negligence. Assumption of Risk The affirmative defense known as assumption of the risk arises mainly in negligence cases where the defendant claims that the accident or situation was inherently dangerous or so obviously dangerous that the injured party…

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  • 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…

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  • Shared liability in multiple car accidents

    … Shared liability in multiple car accidents by Anthony Bruning | Nov 12, 2015 | Auto Accident | Multi-vehicle accidents commonly known as pile-ups or multi-vehicle collisions are crashes that involve more than one car and account for a third of the annual accidents according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.1 A multi…

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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…

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  • What are the legal fees in an auto accident case?

    … the circumstances of your injury as well the related fees and potential expenses during the initial consultation. To contact a personal injury attorney for a free consultation about your legal rights and interests to compensation, please feel free to call the Bruning Legal trial attorneys at 314-898-3078. Resources: [1] http://www.dmv.org/insurance/personal-injury-attorney-fees.php [2] Ibid. [3] http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/auto-accident/how-much-will-lawyer-cost.html [4] Ibid. …

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  • 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…

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