What if I My Accident was Partially My Fault?
Establishing negligence is the most important part of any personal injury case. And while there are many cases where one individual or company is entirely at fault for the accident, there are other cases where fault is shared between two parties. This is frequently an issue in motorcycle accidents. When this happens, a motorcyclist may be uncertain about whether he or she may be able to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident because of a negligent motorist, but you were also partially at fault, you can still take legal action and recover a portion of damages incurred. To learn about your legal options and how comparative negligence impacts your case, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.
The Modified Comparative Negligence Law
Under Wisconsin’s modified comparative negligence law, a plaintiff can still seek damages following a motorcycle accident as long as the court finds him or her less than 51 percent at fault. This means that you can be responsible for half of the accident and still receive compensation.
The amount of compensation a plaintiff can recover is reduced depending on how responsible the plaintiff was for the accident. Therefore, if he or she is found 30 percent at fault in a motorcycle accident, only 70 percent of the total damages may be awarded.
Even if you were partially at fault for your accident, you are still likely to benefit from seeking financial compensation to address related damages. To discuss your case with a skilled and experienced legal professional, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.