Q: Can I Get Compensation if the Accident Was Partially My Fault?
A: Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you can still receive compensation from the party that was mostly at fault. Along with 32 other states, Texas follows the modified comparative negligence rule when handling injury claims. This means you may recover damages as long as you are found to be under 51 percent at fault for the accident.
For instance, let’s say you were in a serious car accident and your claim settles for $1,000,000. Since you were speeding at the time of the incident, you were found to be 30 percent at fault. In this case, you would receive a total of $700,000 ($1,000,000 minus 30 percent). If you were found to be more than 51 percent at fault, you would not recover any damages.
In order to achieve a favorable case outcome, it is important that you retain a Dallas personal injury lawyer who can help you prove that the other party was mostly at fault for your injuries. The lower your percentage of fault, the higher your settlement award will be. At The Law Office of WT Johnson, we have won more than $104,000,000 for our clients. By using the full extent of our legal skills and knowledge, we can get you the financial support you need to build a better future. For a free, comprehensive consultation, call (214) 231-0544 or (800) 738-4046.
Additional Personal Injury Questions & Answers
- Can I bring an injury claim or suit against the government?
- Can I get compensation if the accident was partially my fault?
- How much is my claim or lawsuit worth?
- How long will it take to resolve my personal injury case?
- The insurance company is offering me a settlement. Should I accept their offer?
- What is the modified comparative negligence rule?
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- When should I file my personal injury claim or suit?
If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don't hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We're ready to help you, and won't rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.