Can I Still Retain Compensation If I Was Partly at Fault for the Accident?

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Can I Still Retain Compensation If I Was Partly at Fault for the Accident?

Author: Jay Howard

During accidents where there is one main party at fault, the injured individual has the right to seek compensation for all of their injuries and damages. However, some accidents have multiple parties at fault. When more than one person is at fault for an accident, and one of those is the victim of severe injuries, they still have the right to seek compensation for most of their damage. 

The amount of compensation a person can recover depends on how much the plaintiff’s fault is responsible for their injuries. When accident liability is clear-cut, it’s crucial that you contact an accident attorney for legal assistance. Not only can they gather information and evidence for your case, but they can also help prove the other individual’s fault in the accident. 

Am I Still Able to Recover Compensation for an Accident If I Was Partly at Fault?

Georgia’s law recognizes that multiple people can be at fault for causing an accident. The utilization of a comparative fault standard measures the plaintiff’s negligence and that of the defendant and compares them against one another. This allows the law to ascertain the amount of compensation each party can recover. 

For example, if one driver is deemed to hold 80 percent of the fault and you 20 percent, the amount of compensation you can recover is reduced by 20 percent. You still will have the opportunity to file a claim and recover 80 of the damages you sustained. An accident attorney can assist with proving the other individual’s percentage of fault, so you can receive the compensation you need to recover fully. 

Types of Damages Recoverable after an Accident in Georgia

An accident can cause severe, life-threatening injuries that limit your ability to participate in everyday activities. From job responsibilities to enjoying your favorite hobbies, an accident can turn your entire life upside down. While compensation cannot amount to some losses, it can significantly help the recovery processes and other financial burdens. 

Some of the damages you may recover are:  

  • Hospital and treatment bills
  • Cost of physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Medical transportation
  • Increased living expenses
  • Prescription medication
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Lost wages or income
  • Property damage
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages

While the compensation you may receive will not cover all of your damages, it can significantly help reduce the cost of medical fees and other financial hardships. The help of an accident attorney will provide you with the tools and resources for you to feel confident and prepared for your case. 

Why Should You Work with a Tabbaa Law Lawyer? 

Finding an attorney that you can rely on and trust is essential in your accident claim. At Tabbaa Law, we treat our clients like family and stay by their side every step of the process. The following are some of the many ways our team can assist you:

  • Commitment to clients
  • Open and honest communication
  • Experience in your practice area
  • Positive past results
  • Dedicated trial attorneys
  • Favorable testimonials
  • Awards or accolades
  • Free consultations

When you work with our team, you can feel confident knowing that we have your best interests in mind. Our passion is to help those within our community to recover the compensation they need. 

Discover a Dependable Georgia Accident Lawyer at Tabbaa Law Today

When you’re in an accident that results in both another party’s fault and partly your own, you may have questions about how much compensation you are entitled to recover. Our team at Tabbaa Law has years of experience working with and advocating for our client’s rights. We understand how important recovering the damages you lost are and will answer any questions regarding your case. With favorable testimonials and past results, we can proudly offer clients dependable, client-oriented legal services. 

Call (770) 370-7881 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.

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