Kansas City personal injury attorney Ben Schmitt, practicing law in Kansas and Missouri, explains how to proceed if you're possibly at fault for your own injuries in an accident, even if it's partially so.
Both parties being at fault for an accident is definitely not uncommon. Both drivers could have not seen the other or both made mistakes that caused or contributed to the accident.
The courts call this comparative liability. It means that both parties are at fault. What we have to do is figure out what percentage you're at fault and what percentage belongs to the other driver. We do this so we can understand how much the other driver will be compensating you for your injuries. If you've been injured in an automobile accident in which you were 50% to blame yourself, then the other party will only be paying half in compensation for your injuries and harms suffered. The amount of liability directly correlates to the amount of money you're able to recover in your personal injury accident matter. Watch this video to learn more.
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