Proving liability is key in any personal injury claim. Liability is a term referring to responsibility for the accident. If you can prove a party is liable for an accident that occurred, you can evidence that that individual or group should pay compensation for your damages suffered.
You may be able to prove liability if you can simply evidence that you were on someone else's property and the property owner was responsible for your safety during that time. For example, if you are in a supermarket and there is a puddle of spilled pasta sauce on the ground, the supermarket employees have a requirement to clean up that spill as soon as possible. If they neglect the mess and you slip and fall in the sauce, the grocery store can be held liable.
Similarly, if you are injured on a ride at an amusement park, the amusement park can be held liable for failing to maintain their attractions properly. There are a variety of different injuries that can happen on another's premises, including slip and fall and trip and fall accidents, accidents due to negligent security, elevator and escalator accidents and more.
If your employer failed to implement basic safety requirements at your workplace and you were injured as a result, you have the right to seek compensation. Oftentimes, this comes in the form of workers' compensation but some employees may choose to sue their supervisor directly depending on the circumstances.
In automobile accidents, the liable driver is the one that caused the collision to occur. Maybe the driver was distracted or intoxicated and as a result he or she caused a crash. Regardless of why the accident happened, the police reports and witnesses may be able to help indicate who caused it and should be held responsible. In accidents involving a commercial vehicle, you may be able to target the driver's employer with liability as well. In truck accidents, the trucking company may be held liable for the incident.
Regardless of what type of personal injury case you were involved in, it is essential that you seek assistance from a trusted Morgantown personal injury attorney. Don't hesitate to call Cranston & Edwards, PLLC today if you want more information about proving liability in your case!