Who Is at Fault for My Personal Injury? | Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.

Who Is at Fault for My Personal Injury?

Establishing blame in a personal injury case is, in fact, the only way you can obtain the compensation you’re entitled to. Your attorney will be responsible for investigating to determine who should be held liable, as this will vary based on what type of accident you were involved in.

Read on to learn more about the parties who could be at fault based on the type of accident you were involved in, and how your lawyer will figure out how much your claim is worth.

Fault in Different Types of Accidents

As you can imagine, there are several different individuals and entities who could be the cause of the accident where you suffered a serious injury. You can take a look at the table below for a more detailed list of incidents our firm represents and their respective culpable parties below.


Type of Accident Potential At-Fault Party
Motor vehicle collision
  • MassDOT
  • Driver who struck you
  • Automakers
Dog bites
  • Owner of the dog
Premises liability
  • Property owner
Defective products
  • Sellers
  • Manufacturers
  • Property owner
Work injuries
  • Supervisor
  • Colleague
  • Employer
Medical malpractice
  • Physician
  • Surgeon
  • Nurse
  • Hospital


How Your Damages Are Calculated

Your lawyer’s ultimate goal is to make sure that you get the most out of your claim. This means your attorney will need to know every way you’ve suffered as a result of your injuries. These losses might include one or more of the following:

  • Diminished quality of life
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses

Get in Touch with a Boston Personal Injury Lawyer

When you are ready to regain control over your life and hold the liable party accountable for their actions, consult a Boston personal injury lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC today. You can give our office a call at 1-800-660-2270 or complete the brief contact form at the bottom of this page to schedule your free claim evaluation as soon as possible.

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