Any accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Tragically, accidents are one of the leading causes of death and personal injury. However, while the law cannot provide amends for the loss of a loved one or the emotional toll that an accident can take, it can nonetheless provide money damages.
Most accidents do not happen unless someone is negligent. In the case of car accidents, negligence is the failure of one or more people to exercise the standard of care that a reasonable person would take. For instance, speeding or otherwise, reckless driving is an example of negligent conduct. Also, drinking and driving is another example of negligent conduct.
To receive compensation for an accident, a few things must be shown. First, it must be proven that some other person was negligent. This may include not only another driver, but it could include a passenger or even someone who is not present at the scene of the accident. For example, a bartender that allows for someone to become grossly intoxicated at a bar may be responsible for any car accident that the intoxicated person subsequently causes.
After showing that someone else was negligent or careless, it must be shown that their negligence or carelessness caused the accident. This means that even if someone is driving with a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit, they may not be liable for a car accident if that accident was caused by another driver who ran a red light.
If someone is found to be negligent and it is further found that their negligence caused the car accident, then it must finally be shown that the car accident caused harm. Harm may include not only personal harm but also damage to a vehicle or even emotional pain and suffering. Indeed, as long as money damages can be shown, then it is probable that the car accident caused harm.
In some cases, it may well be that more than one person is negligent for the car accident. In these cases, negligence is sometimes apportioned as to fault. Nonetheless, if you or a loved one is the victim of a car accident and did not cause the car accident, then full compensation for the accident can be sought against any negligent party by Caruso Law Offices, PC and ensure you get paid all you compensation due. Caruso Law Offices, PC are an accident law firm in Albuquerque and are there to help you when you are in need.
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