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Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Victims of Others' Negligence

Injuries Caused by Negligence

You May Be Entitled to a Monetary Award

After suffering from an accident that leads to serious injury, the matter of liability and negligence are of ultimate concern when filing a claim for compensation. It is crucial that you contact a trusted York personal injury lawyer about your accident. Even if you think you might be partially responsible, you could still be owed compensation for your injuries.

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Negligence Attorney in York & Lancaster, PA

A simple definition of negligence is: the failure to exercise reasonable care, or the care required by the circumstances. In order for a personal injury claim for damages to be successful, there must have been negligence. If your case goes to court you must be able to prove that the defendant was negligent. This means that you or your legal counsel must prove that the defendant had a responsibility to use reasonable care and that the defendant failed to fulfill that responsibility in his actions or lack of action.

This is known as a "breach of duty." The harm or injury that was caused must have been caused by the defendant and the defendant could be expected to see that harm could result from such action or inaction. Lastly, you must prove the actual harm (damages) which you suffered as a result. A seasoned negligence lawyer at our firm will ensure that the defendant's negligence is proven by evidence when preparing your claim for damages.

Proving Liability in a Personal Injury Case

In some types of cases proving negligence is a more complex issue than in others. Pennsylvania adheres to a modified comparative negligence rule. This means if both parties were negligent, the judge or jury must decide how much responsibility the defendant and the plaintiff each has.

If the jury decides the plaintiff was 10% responsible and the defendant 90% negligent, then the defendant would pay 90% of the value of the damages to the defendant. A personal injury lawyer is a skilled litigator who is highly experienced in proving negligence. For a free case evaluation call Ilkhanoff & Silverstein.

To get answers to questions concerning your specific injury case and negligence, contact a York negligence attorney at our firm.

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