If you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or another incident, there may be a clear at-fault party. In some accidents in Florida, though, multiple parties may share the responsibility for an incident resulting in personal injury. In these cases, contact Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 or contact us online. You will want to speak to an attorney to determine how much everyone was at fault and to protect your rights to compensation.
Comparative Fault in Florida
In Florida, when an accident occurs the court may allocate fault among all parties involved, based on their degree of responsibility for the incident. Comparative fault takes into account the actions, negligence, or carelessness of all parties and assigns a proportion of liability to each relevant party.
The good news is that even if you are partially responsible for the accident, you can still seek compensation for your injuries. However, your awarded damages will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you. For example, if you were found to be 10% at fault and were awarded $100,000, your final compensation would be $90,000 ($100,000 – 10%). Since the percentage of fault assigned to you has such a big impact on how much compensation you may receive, it’s important to build a strong case and to make sure you’re not assigned more fault than you deserve. An experienced Florida personal injury attorney can help with this.
If you believe you may be partially at fault in a personal injury case, it’s important to build a strong legal strategy to protect your rights. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney who understands Florida’s comparative fault laws can benefit your case. Your attorney will thoroughly investigate the circumstances, collect evidence, and present compelling arguments to ensure the court accurately assesses fault and assigns the appropriate percentage of liability.
You can also help by gathering as much evidence and documentation as possible. Take photographs of the accident scene, record witness statements, and collect any relevant documents, such as medical records and police reports. These pieces of evidence will help your attorney establish a clear understanding of the circumstances surrounding the incident and strengthen your position during negotiations or in court.
It all starts with an experienced attorney who is willing and able to take your case all the way to court, if that’s the way to seek fair financial recovery for you. An attorney will help build a strong case, gather evidence, negotiate settlements, and keep you informed about the progress of your case.
If you’ve been injured and are worried you may be partly at fault, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 or contact us online. You may still be eligible for compensation that helps you pay for medical bills, property damage, lost time at work, and other losses. Don’t make the mistake so many make and assume you don’t have a case. Get the facts by reaching out to us for a free consultation.
Flaxman Law Group has offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood so we can serve the entire South Florida community and our team has more than 60 years of combined experience. Our compassionate family team has recovered more than $100 million for injured people just like you. If you’ve been injured, contact us for a free consultation. You have nothing to lose by finding out whether you have a claim—and discussing how much your case could be worth.