One of the most important elements of a negligence case is determining who is at fault. Naturally, if you’ve been the victim of another person’s negligence, you want justice and compensation. First, however, your lawyer needs to prove your case to the satisfaction of the court.
In order to prove that the defendant is legally liable for your injuries, the lawyer must demonstrate that he or she behaved in a careless or irresponsible manner. Keep in mind that this negligence can extend to more than one party.
For instance, if a worker’s carelessness resulted in your injury, the court may also hold that worker’s employer as being responsible. In the event of a defective product, both the seller and producer of that product may be considered to have acted in negligence. As such, it’s important to figure out how far-reaching your personal injury case may be.
However, keep in mind that the opposing attorney will try to cast your actions into doubt to protect their client. The opposing attorney will try to convince the jury that you hurt yourself through carelessness on your part. If this tactic succeeds, you may not get the level of compensation to which you are entitled. This is partly why having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side is so critical in these matters.
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If you have been injured in an accident, a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer can help you to receive fair compensation for your injuries. An experienced Massachusetts personal injury lawyer at Phillips & Garcia, P.C. will piece together details of the incident to determine who was responsible and who should be held accountable. You can receive compensation for physical and emotional trauma, loss of wages, medical bills and other damages. Call us today to set up a FREE consultation – 877-892-5620.