If you have been involved in an accident for which you were partially at fault, you may be wondering whether or not you can seek damages. Pure comparative negligence is the legal basis the courts use when awarding damages in Louisiana. What this means is that victims are allowed to seek damages, regardless of their own contributing fault. The amount of financial compensation an individual is eligible to receive will be directly determined based on the percentage of fault the jury assigns to him or her.
If the jury finds your negligence made you 60 percent responsible for your own injuries, then you will only be eligible to recover 40 percent of your initial claim. Hiring a Shreveport personal injury attorney to represent your case will give you a significant advantage when fighting to maximize your claim. Our attorneys have decades of experience and we are more than capable of assisting you with your accident claim.
We understand what the court and jury will be looking for and we will work with you closely to help you achieve the most optimal results for your particular case. In many cases, what an accident victim originally believed was his or her fault may not be that way at all. An in-depth investigation and review of the circumstances leading up to your accident will give us a clear look at what percentage of fault may be assigned to you.
It is important that you do not admit fault at the accident scene or during any subsequent interviews with police or insurance company representatives. An admission of guilt or any indication that you are partially at fault, will have a direct impact on the outcome of your case. When you call Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we will investigate your accident, advise you of your legal rights and begin gathering the evidence necessary to validate your claims.
Do not deprive yourself of the compensation you are owed. Call our firm and let us fight for you.