|If you were partially at fault for a bicycle accident in North Augusta, you are still eligible to recover compensation. Learn about filing a partial fault bike accident claim.|
|Can I file a bicycle accident claim if I was partially at-fault?|
I recently spoke to a man who was injured in a bicycle accident in North Augusta. In the accident report he was found to be partially at fault. One of his first questions was, “Can I still bring an insurance claim, even though I’m being held partially at fault?” The answer to that is, it depends. South Carolina, like many states, follows a comparative negligence rule, which basically means that, if the other person is just a little bit more negligent, you can still bring a claim. Your damages, however, will be reduced by the percentage of fault that a jury allocates to you.
If you think that someone was more negligent than you in any type of accident, including a bicycle accident, it’s worth your time to get in touch with an attorney so that the attorney can evaluate the facts of your case. Even if you think that you might have been even more at fault, it’s still important to get in touch with an attorney. An attorney might see things that you did not and might be able to show that, in fact, it was actually the other party who was at fault. If anyone out there has been in a bicycle accident and has questions about negligence or how they can go about bringing an insurance claim, please contact our office. We would be happy to talk to you.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to someone else's negligence and have questions about partial fault bike accident claim? Contact the experienced North Augusta bicycle accident lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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