Can I file a personal injury claim if I was partially at fault?
Even if you are found to be partially at fault for an accident, you may still be eligible to file a personal injury claim to recover the damages you sustained. As a state that utilizes the pure comparative fault rule, plaintiffs may recover damages even if they are found to be 99% at fault for the accident. However, the total amount of compensation that may be recovered with a claim will be reduced to reflect the degree of fault the plaintiff is found to be responsible for.
If you have been injured in an accident in the Lake Charles area, you should speak to one of the Lake Charles personal injury attorneys at the offices of N. Craig Richardson to assess the legal options available to you. To discuss the particulars of your case with one of our attorneys, please call our Lake Charles offices at (337) 433-0234 today.