One of the fundamental truths about litigation is that we point fingers. Assign blame. For better or for worse, that's how the system works. (In fact, there's probably no other practical way to do it: a person or company often bears all or at least a portion of the fault when someone is hurt or killed.) In an auto accident, for example, it may be very clear who was responsible for having caused it. In other cases, liability is perhaps not as clear.
When it comes to pointing fingers, the "responsible third party" law may come into play. Rob Crain (with co-author Billy McGill) recently penned a piece in Texas Lawyer about the responsible third party law and how it has evolved in Texas in recent years.
Read the Texas Lawyer column, "Responding to Shifting Blame," to learn more about some of the issues we tackle when representing injured victims in our personal injury practice at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP. If you've been injured, call us: 214-736-7092.