It may be difficult to decipher the details of any automobile collision, but what happens when more than one person or motorist is at fault? A person engaged in a vehicle accident sometimes thinks that if more than one person is at blame, they do not have a case. In California, however, this is not the case. Read on to discover more about how these matters are handled, and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free legal consultation at 800-333-0000.
What the law specifies
While it may appear complicated to the layperson, the law in California is clear: if more than one person is involved in an automobile accident, everyone can be held liable for a portion of the fault. The notion of allocation of blame is a legal concept. The regulations differ from state to state, but in California, an award is lowered by the degree of culpability. If a person receives $100,000 in damages but is determined to be 20% at fault, the award is reduced by 20% to $80,000.
Damages that are recoupable
If you are wounded in a vehicle accident, you may suffer a variety of losses and damages. Then there's the physical damage to your automobile and/or personal belongings. Medical injuries, such as broken bones, contusions, back injuries, whiplash injuries, and so on, are also possible.
Following the accident, many people experience pain and suffering, as well as persistent mental health concerns such as anxiety. Finally, there may be a period of time when you are unable to work. This might be a temporary loss in your capacity to work while your injuries heal, or it could be a permanent or long-term limitation.
We can assist you in locating the at-fault party as well as potential damages
We can assist you in conducting a comprehensive investigation into the accident if you cooperate with an attorney. We can assess your case and compile a detailed list of all potential damages. This might include everything mentioned above, as well as additional possible harms. If you have a wife, spouse, or children, they may be able to claim their own damages if you are unable to accomplish certain tasks. If your injury has left you handicapped, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of enjoyment of life.
Only an attorney can tell you what your alternatives are with certainty
You may read as many blogs and articles as you want, but the fact is that the only way to know for sure what your choices are is to consult with a personal injury attorney. The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker may be reached by phone at 800-333-0000. A free legal consultation is the initial step. We will take your case on a contingency basis if we decide to take it. So, what does this imply for you? You owe us nothing unless and until we win your case.