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Negligence: The liability aspect

On Behalf of | May 2, 2019 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury

We talked about negligence in our previous article, as well as the 4 steps on how to prove it. Let’s recap on breach of duty. This is step 2 of the 4 step process. Want to know some examples of breach of duty? They are: disregarding traffic patterns and signs, distracted driving, drunk or drugged driving, failing to signal, speeding, and tailgating.

Fast-forwarding to the fourth step and beyond, the fault in a rear-end accident could shift to the driver in front. The driver in front could, for instance, have broken taillights, fail to use hazard lights, turn without signaling, or stop suddenly. No matter the reason, the driver in rear may not have enough time to stop before hitting the car in front.

Building upon that, the driver in rear may have a case. That said, you’ll want an experienced lawyer, since he or she will examine all aspects and details of the accident. The evidence includes: police reports, vehicle damage photos, medical records, and witness testimony. All in all, the lawyer will want to get to the bottom of the situation and really assess what went on – to build the best possible case for his or her client.

​Taylor Fontenot brings years of experience at some of Lafayette’s largest and most respected personal injury law firms. He will fight for you and your family after an automobile or workplace accident. Taylor will personally oversee and address all aspects of your personal injury claim.

From the initial consultation through settlement, he will truly be with you throughout the entire process. Rest assured that your case will handled by an attentive, available, and experienced personal injury attorney. Call today at 337-704-7255.


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