What if negligence cannot be proven? Is there any other basis for personal injury liability? 2017-09-06T14:01:55+00:00
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What if negligence cannot be proven? Is there any other basis for personal injury liability?

As is often the answer in law, it depends.

For example, an owner or a general contractor can often be held responsible for incidents resulting in personal injury that occur at construction sites, even if they were not negligent or even actively involved in the project or the specific task resulting in the injury. The law holds that there is a presumption that those authorizing or in charge of a project have made the site hazard-free.

At other times, someone injured by a defective product could recover financial compensation from the manufacturer or seller of that product even if neither the manufacturer nor seller were negligent. In fact, this stance may even hold if the product that caused the injury was used for a purpose for which it was not designed.

Even if you were the sole cause of a motor vehicle accident, only a personal injury attorney can advise you what benefits you might be entitled to for your medical expenses or lost earnings under the “no fault” statutes.

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