What If I Am Partially At Fault for the Accident?

California follows a “pure comparative negligence” rule that could affect your ability to recover compensation from a lawsuit.

If you are partially at fault for your damages, then you could still collect compensation. The amount you can collect depends upon your percentage of fault. For instance, if you receive a $1 million jury verdict, but are found to be 20-percent at fault for the accident, then you can only collect $800,000.

If you have questions about how California’s comparative negligence law could apply to your claim, reach out to our lawyers.