If you or someone you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, one of the most important aspects of the case is determining liability. By determining who is liable in the case, you can work towards securing the compensation you deserve. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience you need to investigate your case and bring it to a successful conclusion.
Personal injury cases happen in a variety of ways. Some of the most common causes of personal injury cases include:
When another person’s negligence causes your injuries, you are usually entitled to receive compensation. However, you must first prove that the defendant is liable (responsible) for the incident in the first place.
Most personal injury cases involve negligence on the part of a person, company, or entity. In order for negligence, the following legal elements must be present:
Negligence is not the only cause of personal injuries. A plaintiff can still prove fault in other ways. In many cases, personal injury cases are brought against those who intentionally caused harm to another person. Sometimes a civil personal injury case will be related to a criminal case.
Using negligence per se, which means that there was a violation of a statute and that the violation led to the plaintiff’s injury. For example, if a person was driving recklessly, which is usually a vehicle code violation, and causes an injury, they can be held liable through negligence per se.
If you or someone you care about has been injured due to the negligent or careless actions of another person, business, or entity, please seek legal assistance. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we will get to work investigating what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve, including: