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Liability in a Personal Injury Case in the Detroit Metro Area

Proving Fault with a Farmington Hills Personal Injury Attorney

In order to determine who should pay for the damages, liability must be established. Liability means the legal responsibility one has to incur damages or fines on account of a negative action. Often a person is liable for their actions when they neglect to do something or perform an action incorrectly. Without proving that someone else was responsible for the accident, a victim cannot be compensated for their losses. If you are wondering who is liable for your physical or property damage, then speak to a Farmington Hills personal injury attorney from Abrahams Law. Our firm can strive to put together a solid case on your behalf.

How do I Prove Liability?

In a personal injury claim, there are four steps that one must take to legally demonstrate that another party should be responsible for any associated damages. First is the duty of care. You should show that the offender was accountable for a certain type of service or simply did not act reasonably and safely. You must then show that the defendant broke that duty by committing a negligent action. Whether the offender knew that they could be causing risk, or they should have known, he or she should be held responsible for their breach of public duty. You and your family need a personal injury lawyer that you can rely upon during this tough time.

After you have proven that there was careless behavior, you then must also give proof of damages that were incurred. This may include medical expenses for both present and future, any loss of income, emotional suffering, and property damages. When you demonstrate the amount that you should be compensated, the last step you should take is to show a relationship between the injury and the negligence. If you cannot show that the careless action actually caused your injury, then you will not be able to receive compensation. If you come to our Farmington Hills injury firm for a consultation, then we may be able to help you sort out all the evidence and draft a claim.

It is important to note that if the insurance companies find that you were at all responsible for the accident, then you may not be entitled to as much compensation. They might accuse you of overly careless actions, such as not watching where you were going or not getting permission to be at a certain location. In Michigan, if you are more than 51% at-fault, then you may not recover anything, which is why having a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to help you can be critical to the success of your case.

What if More than One Person was Involved in My Accident?

If there are multiple people involved in your accident, as so often happens in motor vehicle accidents, then more than one person could be responsible for compensating any injured persons. Insurance adjusters will try to determine the percentage of which a person is at fault, and then they will be responsible for paying that amount. Since this process is extremely complex, it is advised that you obtain a lawyer to guide you through the process.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Farmington Hills

Proving liability is the backbone of any personal injury case, which is why it is vital that you get an experienced personal injury lawyer from our firm on your side. We have been in practice for nearly 30 years, so we have been involved in all types of cases. When you hire our team, you can trust that you will get one-on-one attention from a licensed attorney, not a secretary or paralegal. We will personally see to your case and work to get the facts straight. In the past years, we have won millions of dollars for our clients. To get our help before it's too late, fill a free case evaluation form or call our office in Farmington Hills at (248) 538-2900.

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