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Personal Injury includes injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to property. When injured in a car accident, a personal injury lawsuit may be filed against the at-fault driver.
If it is proven that the driver was not paying attention, and was driving carelessly when causing your injuries, they can be held responsible.
If there were other factors causing the accident and the resulting injuries, the driver cannot be held responsible. Intervening causes may make the process of determining fault more complicated, making it imperative to have an experienced accident attorney to help you.
The driver being charged with the personal injury lawsuit could take a Contributory Negligence defense. What is contributory negligence? It would mean that the injured person somehow brought this harm onto themselves. This makes the injured plaintiff unable to receive any sort of compensation on the driver’s behalf.
The defense of Comparative Negligence may also be used. With this defense, the injured plaintiff may still receive compensation for injury, but fault is taken into account, possibly reducing the percent they receive.
If you have been involved in an accident and have suffered personal injuries, it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side. The Ohio accident attorneys at The Charles E. Boyk Law Offices can help you properly file a Personal Injury lawsuit, ensuring you receive the maximum amount of compensation for damages. Call our office today at 800.637.8170 for a free case evaluation or for your free copy of The Ohio Accident Book.