What If I Am Partially Responsible for My Injuries?

Although we are all accustomed to using terms such as “personal injury accident” and “car accident” when someone is injured, those terms are often misleading because what occurred what not a true accident. More often than not, the victim’s injuries were actually caused by the negligent conduct of an involved party. When that is the case, the victim may be entitled to compensation from the negligent party. What happens though, if you are injured in a personal injury accident in which your own negligence also contributed to the “accident?” In that case, you may find yourself wondering “What if I am partially responsible for my injuries?” “Negligence” is the legal term used to refer to fault, blame, or responsibility. In order for an injured party to be entitled to damages in a personal injury lawsuit, the injured party must be able to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused, or contributed, to the injuries suffered by the victim. The law recognizes that not


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