Assigning Fault After an Injury AccidentMississippi Legal News
After an injury accident in Mississippi, the law allows for victims to file a claim for compensation against the negligent party that caused the incident to take place. The majority of accidents happen as a result of human error. Sometimes, there is more than one party who is responsible for causing an accident to happen. Figuring out who is responsible for causing an accident is essential to any personal injury claim.
If you live in Mississippi you can have your case reviewed by the Jackson personal injury attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC. Bob Germany is a Jackson personal injury lawyer that has more than 40 years of experience breaking down various accident situations to determine fault, fighting to protect victims’ rights, and helping secure maximum compensation.
How To Figure Out Fault After an Accident Takes Place?
In the state of Mississippi, if you had no fault or some fault for an accident taking place, you still may be able to recover compensation for your damages. How much financial compensation you can secure will depend on how much of the fault you are determined to have. The following factors can be used to figure out what parties are at-fault for an accident and by how much:
- How the accident happened will be critical to determining fault. For example, if you were proceeding through an intersection where you had the green light, but you were hit by another driver who ran through their red light, then the other driver would be at fault. Now if you are making a turn as the signal goes red and another party flies through their stoplight that is also turning red and you crash, it is possible for the case to be made that both you and the other driver share some amount of fault.
- If a commercial truck hits you, depending on the circumstances, it may be the trucking company that is responsible for paying for your damages. Other times, the truck may have been improperly loaded, then if a truck loses control and crashes into you, the cargo company could be at fault. If the truck driver is intoxicated and slams into you, then the truck driver could have a fault. Even still, there may be a situation where a combination of these parties can all be responsible for paying for your damages.
- If you enter into a property and there are hazards, whether the property owner knew about them or not, and you were injured as a result, the property owner may be held responsible for your damages.
- If you buy a product and you use it the way that it was intended to be used but it malfunctions and harms you, here too, many parties may be at fault. The manufacturer of the product, the store where you bought the product, or both could face legal repercussions.
- The harm that comes after obtaining medical treatment can be the fault of the medical provider, the hospital or facility, or a pharmaceutical company.
Speak to a Jackson Injury Attorney Today
Determining fault in a personal injury case is not always a straightforward task. When you work with an attorney that has experienced breaking down injury accidents, you can rest assured, the right parties will be held accountable for the harm they caused. After an injury accident in Mississippi, call the Jackson personal injury lawyer at Germany Law Firm, PLLC to schedule a free consultation at (601) 487-0555.