Any personal injury case is based on liability. While some accidents happen without any negligence, in the vast majority of cases, there is someone to blame. Who is found to be responsible for causing an accident or injury is important. If your injury was caused by another person’s or company’s negligence, it could mean that you are entitled to compensation. So how is fault determined? Here are the basics.
A big part of personal injury law is reasonableness. Is it reasonable that the parties acted in the way that they did? The reasonableness rule can greatly affect your right to compensation. If it is discovered that a reasonable person would have avoided the situation leading to the injury, it could mean that you could be assigned a percentage of blame, which could affect your compensation. On the other hand, if it was reasonable that the injury could have been avoided by reasonable action on the part of the other party, they could be found to blame, and you would receive full compensation based on your case.[Read more…]