California is one of the few states in the Union classified as a “pure comparative negligence” state. This means that even if an injury victim is deemed to be 99 percent at fault for their crash, they can still hold others responsible for the portion of fault not assigned to them. Say that the value of your harm was $100,000 and you were assigned 20 percent of the blame for your wreck. You’d remain entitled to seek up to $80,000 in damages from other parties whose negligence, recklessness, or intentionally harmful conduct helped to contribute to the cause(s) of your injuries.
If you have recently been injured in a car accident, you may be wondering about whether it is worth your time to speak with a lawyer. If so, you’re not alone. Many accident injury victims hesitate to speak with an attorney in the wake of an injurious crash even though California law broadly protects the rights of injury victims. Why do they hesitate to explore their legal options? A variety of reasons. Some feel that their injuries and property damage are too minor to warrant legal action. Others simply don’t like dealing with attorneys. Still others are concerned that because they may have been partially to blame for their crash that no opportunities for legal recourse are available to them.
If you are hesitating to schedule a risk-free consultation with the Morales Law Firm because you have concerns about partial fault, it is time to reframe your thinking. Unlike many other states, California law is structured to protect the rights of injury victims, even if they were partially (or mostly!) to blame for their wrecks. Allow our legal team to clarify your rights and options for you today.
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It is often difficult to know what has caused a crash in the immediate aftermath of a wreck. Bay Area travelers involved may have a solid idea of what caused the accident, but they can’t know all the influencing factors for sure until a San Francisco, CA car accident lawyer has thoroughly investigated the relevant circumstances.
If you’re concerned that you were partially or totally to blame for your crash, you won’t under for sure what opportunities for legal recourse are available to you until you’ve spoken with an attorney. As you may be entitled to significant compensation at this time, scheduling a consultation is an effort worth making.
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If you have recently been injured in an auto accident and have not yet scheduled a risk-free consultation with the experienced California team at Morales Law Firm, please do so as soon as you can. Even if you were partially to blame for your accident, you still may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. Connect with our team today to learn more. We look forward to speaking with you.