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How Does Gerling Law Determine Who Is Responsible?

We will investigate your case and determine who is liable for your injuries. Liability is found when the following conditions are met:

  • There is proof that the victim is injured.
  • The wrongdoer is negligent by failing to act with the level of care required by law.
  • There is proof that your injuries were caused by the careless actions of the wrongdoer.

Liability may be determined on the grounds of negligence, intentional wrong or strict liability.

Negligence is the failure of a person to act as a reasonably careful person would. In personal injury cases involving negligence, the defendant is liable for failing to prevent the injuries. For example, nursing home abuse, slip-and-fall accidents and construction accidents are cases that commonly involve negligence.

An intentional wrong occurs when injuries result from the intentional acts of another. The person who acted intentionally is liable for the injuries he or she caused. In such cases, it may be possible to file a civil personal lawsuit, as well as criminal charges.

Strict liability relates to product liability cases where injuries result from the use of defective products (product liability), such as defective drugs or defective medical devices. Manufacturers who market and sell defective products are liable for injuries that result from the correct use of these products. In these cases, negligence or intention does not need to be determined.

Contact Our Firm

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, contact our firm. Our lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 812-266-9051 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. Our offices are located in in Evansville and Louisville. Remember, Go with Experience. Go with Gerling.