Delaware County Car Accident Claim Summary
Injured driver was on Bishop Ave, Delaware County, Pennsylvania at a stop sign when she was her car was crashed into by the other driver from the rear. This vehicle was stolen. The force of the crash pushed the injury victim’s vehicle into the opposite lane, where it was crashed into again by another driver. The stolen vehicle had been left running by it’s owner who went inside. That owner settled with the personal injury victim prior to the car accident lawsuit trial.
Auto Accident Claims and Facts
The injured accident victim argued that the driver who crashed into him the second time was speeding and had time to avoind the second crash. The driver disputed this, but the event date recorder from that vehicle proved that the driver was in fact speeding. It was also argued by the injured victim that the other driver was on his cell phone at tht time of the car crash.
Philadelphia Car Crash Lawyer Discussion
In Pennsylvania, the law of joint and several liability helped get this auto accident case settled during the personal injury trial. Joint and several liability means Under joint and several liability or all sums, a claimant may pursue an obligation against any one party as if they were jointly liable and it becomes the responsibility of the defendants to sort out their respective proportions of liability and payment. This means that if the claimant pursues one defendant and receives payment, that defendant must then pursue the other obligors for a contribution to their share of the liability. Joint and several liability is most relevant in tort claims, whereby a plaintiff may recover all the damages from any of the defendants regardless of their individual share of the liability. The rule is often applied in negligence cases, though it is sometimes invoked in other areas of law.