How Are Causation and Fault Determined in Car Accident Cases?

Numerous forces can contribute to the potential causes of an accident. When investigating a crash, it is important not to jump to conclusions or to rest one’s assumptions upon that which is obvious. For example, if the driver that hit you was intoxicated at the time of the crash, it could be tempting to assume that the crash was 100 percent the fault of the drunk driver. However, upon closer inspection, it is revealed that the drunk driver was operating a vehicle that had faulty brakes. Upon this revelation, you’re now in a position to sue both the other driver and the manufacturer of the defective brakes. After a detailed investigation into the cause(s) of the crash, it becomes time to determine fault. It is important to note that Utah recognizes a modified approach to comparative negligence. This means that as long as you were not more than 50 percent at fault for your crash that you may be entitled to recover compensation even if you were partially to blame for the circumstances that led to your harm. Fault is a complex legal concept—our team will walk you through our approach to evaluating fault as it applies to your case specifically.

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If you’ve been involved in a car accident and you are unsure of whether you have grounds upon which to file a legal case, you’re certainly not alone. It is not always easy to determine the cause(s) of a car accident, let alone who or what was at fault for that crash. Thankfully, when you work with an experienced Salt Lake City, UT car accident lawyer, you place yourself in the best possible position to both “get answers” and to protect your rights and options under the law. The knowledgeable and trusted legal team at Rasmussen & Miner have the experience necessary to clarify your legal situation and to provide you with any legal guidance and support that you may require as you move forward. If you haven’t yet scheduled a risk-free case evaluation with our team, please do so now. Taking this meeting will neither obligate you to work with our firm moving forward, nor will it obligate you to take legal action. Meeting with our team will simply help to ensure that all of your decisions concerning your legal situation are as informed as they can be. The reputable legal team at Rasmussen & Miner looks forward to speaking with you about your rights and options. We view our position as advocates for our clients as a great privilege. When you work with our team, both you and your case will be treated with the respect they deserve.