How is liability determined in a personal injury case

If a driver fails to exercise reasonable care and caution on the road and causes an accident, then that person can be liable for your injuries. In many cases, whenever possible, the defendant and their insurance company will try to put at least some of the blame for the accident on you, the injured victim. Florida is a comparative negligence state, and what that means is in an auto accident or personal injury case, a percentage of fault can be assigned between the parties involved in the accident.

As a result, your damages would then be reduced by that percentage. Even if you believe that you bear some fault for the accident, it doesn’t mean you are not entitled to pursue a claim. Our experienced legal team draws upon resources such as police reports, witness statements, local traffic laws, and accident reconstruction to determine who is to blame for the collision.