What If More Than One Party Is At Fault In A Louisiana Car Accident?

June 18th, 2018

At Dudley DeBosier, our lawyers help Louisiana injury victims with car accident claims every day. Many of those car accidents fall into categories such as rear-end collisions, intersectional accidents, or lane-change crashes. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, determining which driver caused the crash is not always clear—and in some cases, both parties share the blame.

So, what happens if you are partially at fault for a car crash?

Let’s say you’re involved in a lane-change crash with another car that was speeding. You changed lanes without signaling, and the other driver struck your vehicle. In this case, Louisiana’s pure comparative negligence doctrine would come into play when determining damages. That means that each driver is assigned a percentage of blame for the accident, which is then reduced from the total amount of damages you could receive.

Determining the percentage of blame for each driver relies on a full investigation of the accident, but two facts are true in car accident cases where liability is disputed:

  1. You may still be entitled to compensation for your car accident, even if you were partially at fault for your crash.
  2. An experienced attorney can fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve by ensuring the facts of your accident are interpreted as fairly as possible.

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If you have questions about your rights after a car accident, even if you believe you may be partially at fault, contact Dudley DeBosier today. Our attorneys can review your claim and help determine your rights to compensation—dial 866-971-5201 now to get started. The call is free, and because we offer the No Fee Guarantee®, you won’t pay us anything unless we win money for you.