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What Are Four Factors of Proving Liability?

After a car accident, pursuing compensation should be a top priority — and it helps to know how to prove liability following a crash. These four factors play a significant role in helping you get the compensation you deserve. Even if you know the four factors, though, you should be sure to work with legal counsel to maximize your chance of obtaining compensation.

Duty of Care

Every driver has a duty of care. They must drive safely to keep others from experiencing harm in a possible crash. A duty of care means the driver must follow laws, act with other’s safety in mind, and avoid any negligent acts that could cause a severe collision.


A negligent action is a breach of the driver’s duty of care. For instance, if a driver drinks and drives, they breach their duty of care. Similarly, the driver can also breach their duty of care when they text and drive, speed, or otherwise act with carelessness.


To file a claim or lawsuit against someone, you must show that their negligent action was the cause of the crash. Unfortunately, causation can be difficult to prove sometimes, especially when other factors can cause a driver to crash. Therefore, it is essential to have a lawyer on your side to help prove causation.


Finally, the last part of seeking compensation requires you to show that you suffered damages because of someone else’s actions. If you can bring all factors together and show you sustained severe injuries, you can build a successful claim.

At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we work hard to help you understand your rights after a crash. Our Jackson car accident lawyers fight negligence on your behalf, working to pursue the maximum compensation you need and deserve. Let us work to prove liability on your behalf, hold negligent parties accountable, and safeguard you every step of the way.

Call our firm today at (601) 265-6869 or contact us online for a free consultation.