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Who’s liable for your injury claim?

| Jan 19, 2021 | Personal Injury

You may be able to file a lawsuit in Connecticut if you were injured by another person, either directly by their actions or as a result of their negligence. However, the type of lawsuit you file will depend on which people are liable. In some cases, multiple people might be liable for your injuries.

How do you figure out who’s liable?

If someone accidentally caused your personal injury, you might be able to hold them liable for negligence. However, you might not receive compensation if you were partially responsible for the incident. In the state of Connecticut, individuals can only receive compensation if they were less than 50% at fault for their own injuries.

In cases of assault, the person who deliberately injured you is liable for your injuries. This includes crimes like assault, battery and domestic violence. If you lost a loved one because of another person’s recklessness, that person would be liable for the death. An attorney may help you file a personal injury claim.

Multiple people might be liable if you’re thinking about filing a defamation lawsuit. If someone made a damaging statement about your character, that person and anyone who repeated it could be held liable. You might also have multiple parties involved in the case if you’re dealing with a defective product that caused injuries.

Are you thinking about filing a lawsuit?

If you’re unsure about the validity of your claim, an attorney may answer your questions and help you decide if you should proceed. If you decide to go through with the lawsuit, an attorney may help determine who’s liable for your injuries and what actions you need to take. In some cases, you might end up suing an entire company to hold the responsible party accountable.

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