Liability is not always clear when an accident occurs. In such cases, it might have to be split, which will still allow the injured party to receive some much-needed compensation even if he or she was partly at fault for the accident. However, it is possible for liability to also be evenly split 50/50, in which case an injured party would not be able to receive compensation for his or her injuries. Consult with a skilled personal injury attorney before you begin to consider agreeing to a split liability agreement.
The Impact of Split Liability on Your Claim
Split liability agreements can sound complicated, but as long as you have a skilled personal injury attorney on your side to hash out the agreement with the insurance company, it should not necessarily be complicated for you. If your attorney and the insurance company cannot reach an agreement through negotiations, you will have to take the case to court where a judge will decide how much you and the other party is responsible for.
Of course, this type of agreement will mean that you cannot recover 100% of the compensation you would have otherwise been entitled to if you were not partly to blame for the accident’s occurrence. Depending on how egregious your mistake was, the reduction could be incredibly minimal.
Car Accident Attorneys in Wichita
If you have been injured in an accident, you will need an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney on your side to protect your interests and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve during this difficult time. At Hutton & Hutton, our legal team is dedicated to representing injury victims and holding responsible parties accountable for their negligent actions. You should not have to pay for the mistakes of others.
If we cannot win your case, you will not owe us any legal fees.
Call our office today at (316) 688-1166 to schedule a free consultation.