Wilton Car Accident Case Jury Charge Proximate Cause

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Dec 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

You are seriously injured in a Wilton, Connecticut car accident and your entire world is turned upside down.  This is the exact reason why we wrote the book "The Crash Course On Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut" so you can educate yourself on what you need to do to get better quicker and to help your attorney get more money for you.

The lawyers conclude their closing statements and how it is time for the trial judge to turn your case over to the jury for deliberations. Prior to the jury getting your case, the judge will have to instruct the jury on how to apply the law to the facts of your case. The way in which the judge does this is to "charge" the jury. The judge might give the following jury charge as it relates to the issue of your Wilton, Connecticut car accident:

Proximate Cause - Foreseeable Risk.  To prove that an injury is a reasonably foreseeable consequence of negligent conduct, a plaintiff need not prove that the defendant actually foresaw or should have foreseen the extent of the harm suffered or the manner in which it occurred.  Instead, the plaintiff must prove that it is a harm of the same general nature as that which a reasonably prudent person in the defendant's position should have anticipated, in view of what the defendant knew or should have known at the time of the negligent conduct.

After your Wilton car accident case, it is important that you get accurate and prompt legal advice. You need answers to your important questions so you take the necessary steps to develop your case. Injured parties call us with many legal questions and accident related issues, which is why we wrote the book "The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut". Contact us today at www.hcwlaw.com or call us toll free at (888) 244-5480 to get a FREE copy of our book. You have questions, we have the answers. Do not speak to anyone from the insurance company, do not hire an attorney and do not sign any papers until you read our free book. Don't delay. Get the information you need today.

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Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.

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