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What if You Are Partly to Blame for an Auto Accident?

Posted by Martin Rocha | Nov 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you get into a collision, you should work with a car accident lawyer to get compensation for crash losses. Many people assume they can only make an accident claim if they were not the cause of the crash. While it is true you can pursue a case only if another driver's negligence played a role in causing the accident, you do not have to be perfect to make a claim. You can recover accident compensation even if you were partly at fault. Brandon L. Lettunich, Attorney at Law can assist you in determining if you could pursue a case for compensation.  

Comparative Fault and Car Accidents

Texas laws have regulations called comparative fault rules. These rules dictate what happens in circumstances where a person is partly at fault for an accident that caused his or her own injuries.  Under traditional rules, someone who was even one percent at fault could not get compensation. These rules have changed throughout the U.S., including in Texas. Under comparative fault rules, a victim can be compensated. This is only the case for crash losses by another driver who was at least 51 percent responsible for the crash. This is actually called modified comparative fault. Some states have pure comparative fault rules. They let a victim recover a portion of damages even if another person has less than half of the blame for causing the crash to occur.

A Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you are involved in a case where comparative fault issues arise, you need a car accident lawyer. You will have to prove the extent of fault. You will be compensated only for the percentage of loss given to the other driver. If another motorist was 52 percent to blame, this would mean you could get compensation for 52 percent of your losses. It is very important to show the extent of responsibility of each motorist and an attorney can help you to do that.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer 

All of these laws and regulations may seem complex to many. However, Brandon L. Lettunich, Attorney at Law understands comparative fault rules and can help in these cases. We can also assist with other complicated car accident claims. Give us a call today to find out more about how we help El Paso crash victims.

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