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What is Comparative Negligence?

There are many personal injury cases in which it is impossible to assign fault completely to one party or another. In some cases, the injured person may be partially at fault for the accident and injuries he or she sustained. In the state of Texas, people who were injured in an accident that was partially their fault can still pursue financial compensation under the doctrine comparative negligence or proportionate responsibility.

If you have been injured in an accident that was partially your fault, we can help you to determine whether you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills and other considerations. To learn more about comparative negligence may bear on your case, contact the San Antonio personal injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.

How Fault Works

If the defendant believes the plaintiff shares at least part of the blame for the accident and injuries, he or she can argue for the court to reduce the amount of damages to be awarded. The court will determine the percentage of responsibility for each party ranging from 0-100%.

In Texas, if a plaintiff is found to bear more than 50 percent of the responsibility for an accident, he or she cannot recover any damages. If he or she is less than half responsible, then a lawsuit may still proceed and the amount of compensation awarded will be reduced by whatever percentage fault is assigned to the injured party.

Contact Us

Whatever the distribution of fault may be, it is advisable for you to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney if you have been hurt in an accident at least partially caused by another party. Contact a San Antonio personal injury lawyer of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999 today.

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