Liability in an Auto Accident

As a legal concept, liability essentially refers to a legal obligation or responsibility. In the context of car accidents, liability will fall on the driver who is at fault for causing an accident.

When a driver is said to be liable for an injury causing accident, it means that they will be required to financially compensate injured victims for the damages they suffered. As a legal term, liability is easy enough to understand, but establishing liability in court is a much more difficult process that requires experienced legal representation.

Establishing Liability 

While the ultimate endgame of a personal injury claim for a car accident is to recover the damages incurred as the result of another driver's negligence, this is only possible if and when liability is clearly and conclusively established. Under personal injury law, a person will be held legally and financially liable for an injured victim's damages when it can be proven that they acted negligently, carelessly or unlawfully. Negligent actions can include any number of unsafe driving behaviors where a driver did not use reasonable care or caution. Common examples include drunk driving accidents, distracted driving and reckless driving. In these situations, strong and effective legal professionals can clearly prove a driver's negligence, establish their liability and recover a victim's fair compensation.

Local attorneys with proven results

If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident in Illinois, you do not have to travel far to find proven, experienced and dedicated legal advocates. At Patel Law, PC our personal injury legal team has demonstrated our abilities to work collectively when guiding clients through the claim process and recovering the maximum compensation possible. We offer free case evaluations and encourage all local residents to visit our firm to learn more about our exceptional services, your unique case and the ways in which our team can fight for you. Contact Patel Law, PC today.