What if I’m Partially At Fault for the Accident?
Were you involved in a car accident in New York and were partially at fault? You can still recover for your injuries, even if you were partially at fault for the accident. Watch this video by experienced New York injury attorney Mark Shaevitz to learn more.
New York State is a comparative negligence state so you are entitled to collect for the portion of the injury that is not caused by you. In other words, if the accident is 50% your fault, then you are entitled to collect 50% of whatever your injuries are ultimately worth.
Sometimes people get hurt so badly that even if they’re 80% to blame, the 20% that they are not at fault is enough to recover a substantial result. We have cases like that where people are a large portion to blame for their own injury and we collect a lot of money for people. If there is any percentage of negligence on the part of the city, or even in a private automobile accident, if the injuries are significant, we collect a lot of money for people, even when the accident is partially or mostly their fault.
We collect all the time for cases where people may have a stop sign that they may not have come to a complete stop, or people who may have been going a little faster than they should have been going in an auto accident and they’re severely injured. We collect on cases like that all of the time.
If you’ve been injured in an accident in New York and are concerned you may be partially responsible, schedule a free consultation with our experienced New York personal injury attorneys.
Even if you share some portion of blame for the accident, it doesn’t prevent you from seeking compensation from others deemed at fault. Your trusted car accident lawyer from Shaevitz & Shaevitz can help you determine if additional compensation is due in your case. With over 65 years of experience, we will fight to ensure you obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries, so you can focus on your recovery.
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