Proving Fault in a Negligence Claim in Kentucky (Part A)

Most car accidents happen within seconds and can leave you confused and scared. Sometimes it is hard to figure out who caused the crash and what you can do about it. If you believe that the accident you were involved in was caused by someone else, you may be able to file a negligence claim in Kentucky by speaking to a Louisville auto accident attorney.

Whoever caused the crash is the person who may be deemed negligent in a negligence claim in Kentucky. The police and insurance adjusters will investigate all aspects of the accident and what happened to determine who is at fault. A Louisville auto accident attorney could help you prove that someone failed to use proper care resulting in damage or injury to another person. However, proving who is at fault in an accident can be difficult. 

4 Factors that Help Prove Fault in a Negligence Claim in Kentucky

There are 4 factors to take into consideration when figuring out whose fault an accident was, which include the following: 

  • Duty - All U.S. citizens are assumed to have a general duty of preventing harm to others. People like doctors and caregivers have a higher level of duty than most civilians.
  • Breach of Duty - It is considered a breach of this duty to act in a way that will cause harm to others or when harm is caused by not acting at all.
  • Causation - You will have to show that because of this breach of duty, harm was caused to others; and
  • Damages - After causation is determined, it will have be shown what damages were caused by a breach of duty. 

After an accident you could find that you were the victim of someone’s negligence. A claim in Kentucky could help you recover compensation for your damages. A Louisville auto accident attorney from the Law Offices of Gray and White might be able to help at 502-210- 8942.

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