What if The Accident Was Partially My Fault?
Justin Sheldon—January 24, 2022
In a car accident, you may feel that the other party was at fault for the accident, but that’s not necessarily true. While there are certain situations where you are entirely at fault, many other situations involve some gray area and multiple parties sharing some blame. However, even if you’re partially at fault for the car accident, you can still file a personal injury claim and recover damages.
If you’re involved in an accident with more than one other driver, the court will determine fault in the same way. Each driver is assigned a percentage of fault based on their own contribution to the crash. If you’re twenty percent at fault and the other drivers are each forty percent at fault, you’ll be awarded eighty percent of your claim, and the other drivers would receive sixty percent of the damages.
Although you’re at fault for the accident, you should avoid admitting fault and putting yourself in a vulnerable position. If you believe you caused the accident, you must tell your attorney immediately. Otherwise, you may make the situation worse. An experienced car accident attorney will be able to help you identify all of your contributing factors. If you’re partly at fault, you must be held financially responsible for your part in the crash.
Contact the expert auto accident attorneys at Breit Biniazan for professional legal representation.
After graduating, cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2011, Justin Sheldon began his legal career with a large national firm doing high-stakes business litigation. He soon moved on to a boutique firm specializing in auto products liability litigation throughout the United States.