What if an injury victim is found partially at fault for their accident?
Depending on the state where the claim is being filed, certain fault laws apply. The nature and geographic location of the incident also play a role in determining liability. Even if the victim is found partially guilty for causing the accident they may still be able to file a personal injury claim partially or completely cover their losses. Some areas in the U.S., however, don't allow victims to file a claim if they are found that their negligence contributed to the accident.
States that follow comparative negligence statutes in personal injury claims support injury victims by stating that their partial fault in the accident does not nullify the greater fault of the defendant. To determine fault in a case it's important to understand the circumstances in which the accident happened, who were the parties involved and the laws that govern the area where the claim is to be filed.
To accurately determine liability for an accident it's important to contact a personal injury lawyer who can guide you through the complexities of the legal system and describe the options available to pursue compensation.