Determining Liability in an Accident
Liability – or the financial obligation of at-fault parties to compensate injured victims – is one of the most essential legal elements in personal injury cases. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most difficult to prove. During personal injury cases, determining who can be held at fault for causing an accident and injuries and proving that they should be held financially accountable can be a difficult matter. As the North Carolina auto accident lawyers at Nagle & Associates, P.A. have spent years handling only motor vehicle accident cases, however, they have the resources and knowledge needed to effectively establish liability in a variety of accidents and situations. When your claim and future needs are dependent upon proving another person’s liability, you need to work with a firm that has proven its ability to achieve this legal objective.
Liability can generally be established when there is clear and convincing evidence that another person’s negligence, carelessness, wrongful act, or failure to uphold a certain duty resulted in a victim’s damages. In auto accidents, this matter can be significantly complicated by the fact that North Carolina allows defendants to avoid liability by proving that a victim’s own actions contributed, at least partially, to the accident and subsequent injuries. Widely considered unfair because it subjects victims to the risk of being unable to secure the compensation they deserve, contributory negligence only applies in a handful of states throughout the country.
As the stakes of determining liability in an accident are elevated for North Carolina residents, working with experienced attorneys is of the utmost importance. By conducting thorough investigations, securing any and all evidence in your favor, and working tirelessly to highlight that an at-fault party is responsible for your injuries, the firm’s legal team can greatly reduce your risk of being unfairly compensated or losing your claim. When insurance companies defend themselves by shifting fault on you, Attorney Carl Nagle and his team can work to disprove any negligence on your part using the evidence secured in investigations and their experience handling a variety of accident claims.
Speak with a North Carolina Auto Accident Attorney to Learn More
As determining liability is such a crucial component of your case, and because liability will always depend on the unique facts and circumstances involved in an accident, the firm strongly encourages you to learn precisely how liability can be determined and established in your own case during a free case evaluation. While liability and contributory negligence pose challenges to victims, they can be overcome with the diligence, resources, and extensive experience delivered by the firm. If you wish to further discuss liability in auto accidents, then please do not delay in contacting a North Carolina auto accident attorney from Nagle & Associates today.