Question: I have heard the term comparative fault, what does it mean?
Injuries from accidents occur in many different settings. Sometimes the injuries arise from an automobile or motorcycle accident, other times they may occur as the result of a dangerous condition on another person's property or perhaps from the use of a product which malfunctions or is improperly designed. In the worst of circumstances, injuries can result in the wrongful death of a person leaving behind surviving family members to deal with the emotional and financial losses caused by the wrongful death. If you would like to schedule a initial consultation contact an Kansas car / boat / semi accident attorney, representing clients in Wichita at McCullough, Wareheim & LaBunker, P.A. Give us a call at (785) 233-2362 or complete our inquiry form.
The concept of comparative fault is that anytime there is an accident, the causes of the accident can be determined and expressed as a percentage of fault. In Kansas, the concept of comparative fault means that when you look at how an accident happened, you determine how much fault the parties to the accident contributed to its occurrence. The combined total fault of the parties should add up to 100%.
On behalf of McCULLOUGH, WAREHEIM & LaBUNKER, P.A. we hope this material will be of benefit to you in answering your questions relative to wrongful death. Contact one of our slip fall injury lawyers representing clients in Wichita, Kansas (and throughout the State of Kansas) today to schedule your initial consultation.