Car accidents happen all the time. And, often, fault does not lay with a single driver. If you end up in such a situation, do you know if you will be responsible for paying for your medical bills and repairs on your own?
In Texas, there is potential for you to get compensation for property damage and losses related to injury, even if you’re partially at-fault for a car accident.
Texas Is a Modified Comparative Negligence State
Texas is a “modified comparative negligence” state. This means a judge or jury will need to determine the levels of fault for you and the other party involved in the accident. If the judge finds you’re less at-fault than the other driver, you may receive compensation. The court will then reduce your damages based on your percentage of fault.
For example, say you can receive $80,000 in damages. If the court finds you’re 20% at-fault for the accident, your damages will be reduced by $16,000 to $64,000.
What Types of Compensation Are Available to You?
Regardless of who’s at-fault, each car accident claim involves some mix of the following types of economic damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages due to injury
- Rental vehicle expense
- Future medical expenses
- Household assistance such as cooking and cleaning
Other damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish and disability may also be available. It’s important to note that you only have two years to file a claim for your injuries and property damage, however. Don’t wait.
A Car Accident Attorney Can Help
Even if you’re partially at-fault for an accident, there’s still assistance available to you. Yet, you’ll need a solid case. A car accident attorney can help by gathering evidence and recreating the accident to help strengthen your case. Plus, they can help support you as you continue to heal.
Partially At-Fault for a Car Accident? Call The Fell Law Firm Today.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, the attorneys at The Fell Law Firm can help. To learn more about our legal services or for answers to your questions, give us a call at 972-450-1418 or send us a message.