What if I am Partially at Fault for a Truck Accident?
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Attorney Joe Kalbac Explains Comparative Negligence
Even if you think that a truck accident may have been your fault, it does not hurt to speak with an attorney. As injury lawyer Joe Kalbac explains in this video, many states have comparative negligence laws. These say that if you played some role in the crash, other parties may also share liability, and they may owe you compensation for your injuries and losses.
If someone calls me, and they’re involved in a trucking accident, and they have sustained catastrophic or serious personal injuries and they told me that they thought they may have some fault. I would tell them, let me investigate it. Let me determine who’s really at fault, let’s see what the evidence really shows, and then we can decide whether we want to proceed or not.
It doesn’t cost you anything, all of the cost of investigation, all of the cost of obtaining the evidence and doing the investigation are borne by our law firm. At the end of the day, if we do our investigation and determine that yes, you were probably most at fault, or your injuries don’t warrant going forward, then it doesn’t cost you anything and you’re not out of pocket anything.
There’s no reason why you wouldn’t investigate each and every trucking case.