Evaluating liability of potential defendant
The all-important issue for your Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer is whether the potential defendant's liability is clear or whether there is a substantial likelihood of a finding of comparative fault on the part of the client.
Currently, the insurance industry is taking a much more aggressive stance on comparative fault, finding comparative negligence on the most insubstantial and unsubstantiated evidence. The client must, therefore, be questioned on the factual details.
Depending on the amount of damages sustained, even if the client is as much as 50% at fault or more, the case may still be cost-effective to resolve or go to trial.
Even where there appears to be clear liability on the defendant, the attorney must question the client extensively on damages.
If you would like to speak to an experienced Orange County Personal Injury lawyer for a free evaluation of liability and damages, contact Attorney Scott Hughes at 714-423-6928.
Scott Hughes is an Orange County Personal Injury lawyer practicing in State and Federal Court.