When you hire an attorney to represent you after an auto accident, your recovery will often rely on clearly establishing “duty of care”.
Duty of care is based on the idea that each of us has an obligation to act in a way that will not injure anyone else. In the instance of driving a car, we have a responsibility to act within the law and act like any reasonable person to look out for the safety of others.
Auto accident settlements tend to have a clear duty of care at play. Drivers have a “duty” to follow certain procedures that are acknowledged by all. We have to signal turns, stop at stop signs, obey traffic signals and observe the speed limits.
In an accident case, your attorney has to prove that the duty of care was not upheld. Known as “breach of duty,” anyone who is determined to have breached a duty is negligent in an accident and therefore liable if that breach caused the accident and caused the damages.
The Metier Law Firm, LLC, has investigators on hand to examine the circumstances of your accident. The investigator’s findings can be used in court to prove breach of duty, helping to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
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