What does the term "liable" mean?

The term liable generally means that a court has determined individual, company or some other entity caused, and is responsible for, another person's injury.  When a defendant is found liable, he or she is generally obligated to compensate the injured party for their damages.  The term "liable" is often confused with “guilty." However the term "liable" is used in civil cases and the term "guilty" is only is used in criminal cases.

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Injuries cost money, including time away from work, medical bills and other complications. You should have an attorney help you with your claim. Not sure if you have a good injury case? Speak to a local personal injury attorney about the merits of your case. This one step can help you protect your rights and take the proper next steps.

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