Being hurt in an accident is always going to be a tough situation to deal with, but it’s worse when you learn that your injury was caused by another person’s negligence. If your injury is serious enough to cause you damages, you might be considering filing a claim against the person responsible for your accident and losses.
Before you can file a claim against someone, though, you must first discover the answer to this question: Who is at fault for my personal injury? Figuring out fault requires investigation. A deeper understanding of how fault works in injury claims can help you to figure out who was responsible in your case.
Determining Fault in a Chicago Injury Accident
Let’s start with an example: You are hurt when you slip on a spill at a local department store. First, you must figure out who caused the spill. Was it a customer who spilled their Big Gulp and didn’t bother to tell anyone about it? Was it a store worker who spilled the mop water and forgot to clean it up?
If a store worker was involved in your accident, and it was determined that negligence played a role, those who would be responsible are the store worker and the store itself.
Here’s another example: You are in a vehicle wreck and you weren’t to blame for the accident. Your accident must be investigated to determine fault. The cause could be any of the following: a reckless driver, a dangerous road condition, mechanical failure, faulty auto parts, a drunk driver, or a distracted driver.
Once you determine the cause you can go after the liable party.
Investigating Your Accident
Investigation is a critical step to finding and proving fault. You must have evidence of fault in order to win your personal injury claim. If you need assistance investigating your case, reach out to a lawyer today.
Call a Lawyer for Help with Your Case
Now you understand more about how to determine who is at fault for your personal injury case. Contact Lane & Lane, LLC for a free case assessment. Call 312-332-1400 or complete the case assessment form located below.