What if I share some of the blame for my accident?
Just because you may have some share of the blame for an accident that resulted in injury, doesn't mean you can't win compensation for your case. The state of Michigan does follow a "modified comparative fault" rule, which was designed to govern cases where the victim is found to be partly at fault for the accident. In many injury cases, you may try to hold someone responsible for your injuries, only to see them turn around and try to blame you for causing the accident. If the court does rule that you're partly at fault, you can still receive compensation, but the amount you can receive will be reduced in accordance with the level of fault you own.
For example, if you are in a car accident with someone and the court rules that you were 10% at fault for the accident, then your total compensation will be reduced by 10% to account for the amount of fault you share with the other party. Assuming you were 10% at fault for the accident, and the court decided to award $100,000 in damages, you would only be eligible to receive $90,000 for your injuries.
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At the end of the day, having an experienced personal injury attorney working for you is the best way to ensure that your case is handled quickly and professionally. At Garton & Vogt, our personal injury attorneys will do everything they can to make sure that your rights are protected at every turn so that you have every chance at achieving a successful outcome. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call our offices today and schedule a free consultation for your case.