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Can I file a personal injury claim if I was partially at fault for the accident that resulted in my injuries?

Can I file a personal injury claim if I was partially at fault for the accident that resulted in my injuries?

The answer to this question is solely based on your jurisdiction and the particular laws that exist there. In a very limited number of areas, individuals are unable to recover any kind of compensation if they are partially at fault for the accident that caused their injuries. However, most jurisdictions maintain that injured victims are entitled to receive compensation if they were partially at fault for the accident that caused their injuries. In these types of situations, the amount of compensation awarded to the victim is typically decreased in accordance with the victim’s degree (or percentage) of negligence.

Is there a time frame within which i should file a claim for injuries?

Statutes of limitations are in place, therefore, it is imperative to speak with a personal injury lawyers as soon as possible, to establish the amount of time you have and ensure you are able to file any necessary claim in a timely manner.

What does negligence mean?

In order to have a worthwhile personal injury claim, the injured person must have been injured due to the negligence of another individual or entity. Negligence occurs when an individual or entity fails to exercise a reasonable standard of care for the safety of others. If an individual or entity’s failure to exercise a reasonable standard of care for the safety of others results in the injury of a person, they may be found to be negligent.

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