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Establishing Liability in Modesto Accident Claims

Who is to blame?

At Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, we work to hold negligent individuals and companies accountable for their actions. We believe that you should not be forced to pay the price for an accident that was caused by another party, and we are ready to fight for your right to financial compensation. Unfortunately, many people who are injured or who lose family members in serious accidents receive far less than they deserve in compensation or are even denied any type of payment for their losses. You can significantly improve your chances of success in your personal injury or wrongful death claim by working with a Modesto personal injury attorney from our team.

Personal Injury Attorney Serving Turlock & Stockton

It is vital to consult a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. You need to meet with an attorney who can carefully review the circumstances of the situation in order to determine who is at fault for causing your losses. If another party's careless, reckless or otherwise negligent actions are to blame for your accident, you have a right to claim monetary damages to offset all of the losses that you have sustained as a result. When you hire us to prosecute your claim, you can enjoy the benefit of having a dedicated legal advocate on your side. We do not leave any stone unturned in our effort to investigate the accident and to establish liability. Our goal is to help you hold the guilty party accountable for his or her actions in order to achieve the justice that you deserve.

Examples of Liability in Personal Injury Cases

As an example of how we establish liability, consider a slip and fall accident in a grocery store. If the accident victim caused a spill by dropping a bottle of juice on the floor and then slips and falls, he or she would be considered to be liable for the accident. If, on the other hand, there was a preexisting spill on the floor, the accident victim may have grounds to sue. Our team would investigate the case to find evidence that the store owner or manager knew, or reasonably should have known, about the existence of the spill yet failed to clean it up, then they could be held liable for the fall.

By demonstrating that the store owner failed to take reasonable safety measures such as by cleaning the spill or at least setting out a "Wet Floor" sign, we may be able to win a settlement or verdict for the accident victim. Similarly, if we can prove that the other driver caused your car accident by driving drunk, texting on a cell phone or otherwise engaging in dangerous behaviors, we may be able to establish that that party is liable to you for damages. There is an endless variety of possible examples, but if you believe that you may have grounds to sue, contact us for a free case evaluation to learn about your legal options!

Fees and Payments

Here at Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, when it comes to fees and payments, we strive to be flexible with clients who are seeking legal representation. We offer payment arrangements, flat fee contracts, and traditional retainer agreements. We understand legal representation is necessary for all, and yet difficult for most to pay the fees all at once. Although we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to hire us, we do promise to do what we can to make it possible for you to hire one of our attorneys to represent you.