Danbury Car Accident Case Substantial Factor

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Jun 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

After being involved in a Danbury, Connecticut accident case you experience a great deal of pain, you are tremendously concerned about what to do and you are scared and anxious about how you will be properly compensated for your losses. These concerns are very common and very real. We are here to help you through this very difficult time.

Before the judge gives your case to the jury to begin deliberations after your case is concluded, the judge will provide the jury with "charges" that will instruct the jury as to how they are to apply the law to the facts of our case so they can reach a verdict. There are two major issues that must be decided by the jury: (1) Liability, that is who is at fault and in what percentage of fault for each individual; and (2) What are the damages, if any, that are to be awarded. As to the issue of Liability, an appropriate jury charge might be:

3.1-4 Proximate Cause (Substantial Factor)-Revised to January 1, 2008: Negligence is a substantial factor in bringing about an injury if it contributes materially to the production of the injury. Negligence contributes materially to the production of an injury if its causative effects remain in active operation until the moment of injury, or at least until the setting in motion of the final active injurious force which immediately produces or precedes the injury. By this definition of negligence, which makes only a remote, a trivial or an inconsequential contribution to the production of an injury, is not a substantial factor in bringing about the injury, and thus is not a proximate cause of the injury.

After your Connecticut accident case, you need to take several steps to strengthen the value of your claim and educate yourself on a number of things you can do to not harm your case. Find out what to do and what not to do by ordering our FREE comprehensive book "The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut". Call us today at 888-244-5480 or order it online at www.hcwlaw.com. By properly developing your case from the start, you can increase the amount of money you will get for your 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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