What does it mean to have a liability in the DMV area? Contact Malloy Law Offices, LLC today!
One of the most important terminology in the field of law is liability. Liability determines who’s at-fault in a personal injury case. In the field of law, liability is the state of being responsible for someone else’s injury due to carelessness. Additionally, there are different types of liabilities depending on the case and area of law practice. In personal injury law, the three main types of liabilities are negligence, intentional liability, and strict liability.
When an individual fails to acts as any other reasonable person would in similar circumstances is what we call negligence. Everyone has a duty to behave in such a way that does not put others at risk. When that duty is breached, the individual is negligent. We see negligence very often in cases such as car accidents, medical malpractice, and worker’s compensation. It is the most common type of personal injury here in the DMV area.
Intentional liability is the result of a person’s intent to take a specific action irrespective of any resulting harm or damages. The most common intentional torts include assaults, battery, and defamation. Battery is when an individual physically harms another. Assault occurs when there is an attempt on battery and threats are particularly made. Additionally, defamation occurs when someone has made false statements about the other person which could impact their reputation. This can be either through libel or slander.
The last liability in personal injury law is strict liability. This is when someone or a company has an obligation to make sure that no one gets harmed. In other words, someone is responsible for the damages that their actions have caused, regardless of fault or intent. In this type of case, the injured victim has to prove the injury and that the act by the other person or company caused that injury. Types of strict liability situations include defective products, abnormal dangerous activities, and wild animals.
Every day here at Malloy Law Offices, LLC, we handle these cases that includes different types of liabilities. Click here to see how our attorneys handle these scenarios. If you’ve been injured by someone else’s mistake, let us hold the other party accountable. Call (888) 607-8690 for a free consultation!