The personal injury lawyers at Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol are committed to representing individuals as well as their families that have suffered bodily harm or loss of life as a result of the negligent or careless conduct of others – such conduct is called a tort. When a person or corporation causes injury to, or the death of, another person that is a tort – whether it be in a car crash, motorcycle crash, trucking crash, slip and fall, or medical negligence. These types’ of injury cases fall under the umbrella known commonly as personal injury and sometimes, wrongful death.
Different degrees of fault, or liability, can exist and distinct elements need to be proven at trial to be successful. Commonly, more than one party is at fault and the wrongdoing needs to be divided amongst the at-fault parties. In some instances, the injured party may also be partially at fault for contributing to his or her own injuries, but that does not prevent the injured person from recovering compensation from the at-fault parties. The lawyers at Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol help the injured determine who the at-fault parties are and how best to recover for the injuries that they sustained.