New Haven Car Accident and Comparative Negligence

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Jul 03, 2011 | 0 Comments

A New Haven car accident caused by a reckless driver in New Haven, Connecticut can cripple you physically, financially and emotionally.  You need to know what to do and where to go.  We have been helping injured people and their families for decades.  Contact us today to get the answers you need.

After your New Haven car accident case is presented to the jury, it will be up to the trial court judge to instruct the jury as to the way they are to deliberate. Therefore, before the jury begins deliberations, the judge will provide the jurors with jury charges so they know how to apply Connecticut law to the facts that have been proven in court. There are a number of issues that have to be decided by the jury is Comparative Negligence, so the judge might instruction the jury about the following jury charge:

3.5-1 Comparative Negligence (General)-Revised to January 1, 2008: In this case, the defendant has filed a special defense alleging that the plaintiff's injuries were legally caused by the plaintiff's own negligence. The defendant must prove the elements of this special defense by a preponderance of the evidence.  Specifically, the defendant must prove that the plaintiff was negligent in one or more of the ways specified in the special defense and that such negligence was a legal cause of any of the plaintiff's injuries.

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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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