If you’ve been injured in an accident or lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, then you have the right to seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses and burial costs. In some cases, punitive damages for pain and suffering may also be sought through a civil action.
Whether you were the victim in a serious motor vehicle collision, injured by an unsafe product, or you were hurt on someone else’s property, the insurance company will still consider all the facts of your case, including who was at fault for the accident.
Through the application of comparative negligence laws, parties are assessed for fault. Depending on each party’s role in the accident, compensation may be less than expected or even needed, leading to seemingly unfair recovery in the eyes of victims.
Under Pennsylvania comparative negligence laws, recovery is reduced by the amount the plaintiff is considered at fault in the accident. If their portion of negligence exceeds 50 percent, they are no longer eligible to collect damages from the other party, even if they suffered injuries or property damage.
At our law firm, Dan Doyle Law Group, we pride ourselves on our ability to help clients, even when the situation seems dire. In personal injury cases involving comparative negligence, we gather all the facts — no matter how minor they may seem — and make sure that the entire story gets told to the insurance company and the courts.
We understand that it’s sometimes the smallest detail that can impact a case so we make sure we hear it all.
If dramshop laws are a factor, we will identify as many defendants as possible, making sure that each defendant is carrying their fair share of fault. We do this to ensure that fair compensation goes to our clients, not a different outcome.