December 13, 2019

Who Is at Fault for My Personal Injury?

In the wake of a personal injury, you need someone who can answer questions such as, “Who is at fault for my personal injury?” or “How much is my compensation worth?”

Finding the liable party is crucial to winning your claim, but it’s not always easy, such as in cases where a defective product hurt you. Consider enlisting the help of a qualified lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg. We know that seeking out answers can be difficult, and we have the experience and knowledge to help you.

Determining the At-Fault Party

In some cases, the at-fault party may be easy to pinpoint. For example, let’s say you were hit by another driver. They were on the way home from the grocery store, but they were looking at their phone rather than the changing traffic light.

In cases like these, the liable party is fairly straightforward. You’ll simply need to prove that they were acting carelessly and that carelessness harmed you. Of course, not every injury lawsuit is that simple.

When Others Might Be Responsible

In some cases, the person who caused the accident and the person liable for your damages isn’t the same. This is often true in cases where the responsible party was on the job at the time of your accident.

For instance, let’s say you were passing a construction site and a worker dropped a brick that hit you and injured your shoulder. That worker did cause your injury, but they’re not the at-fault party who will pay for your injuries. Instead, that may be the responsibility of their employer.

If you’re not sure whether the person who caused your accident is the one responsible for paying it, reach out for help from your Wisconsin attorney.

Indirect Injuries

You might have also been injured without a clear idea of who’s responsible for your injury. For example, if you were injured by an appliance or product, who’s responsible for your suffering?

Often, these injuries are the responsibility of the manufacturer. The manufacturer is in charge of ensuring their products are safe for consumers. When they fail to make them safe, they’re responsible for any resulting damage.

Contact a Wisconsin Lawyer after a Personal Injury

If you’ve been injured by another person, you’ll need to get started building a claim as soon as possible. However, many people struggle to identify the person responsible for compensating their losses, often asking, “Who is at fault for my personal injury?”

Depending on the situation, the at-fault party can vary. Fortunately, your lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg can help you determine the liable person or persons.

Beginning with a free claim consultation, we’ll examine the details of your case, determine the cause, identify the liable party, represent you throughout the negotiation process. To begin, give us a call at 414-271-7007 or fill out the online form below.