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Do I Have a Valid Legal Claim for My Injuries if I Was Partially at Fault for My Bicycle Accident?

According to California law, you still may be able to pursue a legal claim for compensation if you are partially at fault for your bicycle accident. California utilizes a comparative fault system for accidents, limiting the liability of parties to their respective shares of fault. This system is incredibly helpful when more than two parties are involved in a motor vehicle / bicycle accident since sorting out who is responsible for the accident can be complicated.

Under a pure comparative negligence scheme, an injured party can seek compensation from all other parties at fault for the accident, even if they bear some responsibility for causing the accident. This legal doctrine will simply limit the amount of damages that the injured party can collect based on the degree of fault that is attributable to him or her.

For example, suppose that you are injured in a bicycle accident and are seeking $10,000 in compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Suppose a jury determines that you are 30% at fault for the accident. In that case, you can collect a maximum of $7,000 in damages—your total amount of compensation decreases by the percentage of your fault for the accident.

In some states, you cannot seek compensation for your injuries in an accident if you are more than 50% at fault for the accident. This rule is referred to as modified comparative negligence. However, in California, pure comparative negligence allows injured parties to recover damages from other liable parties, even if they are more than 50% for causing their accident.

When you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you need an attorney who can stand up for your interests from the outset of your personal injury claim. It is our goal to evaluate the facts and assess your potential claim. This step will allow you to explore your options and help you build the most substantial claim for compensation. Do not hesitate to contact Bonnici Law Group at 619-259-5199 today and set up an appointment to speak with us soon.

1502, 2021

Do Car Accident Settlements Cover Chiropractic Treatment?

February 15, 2021|Categories: Car Accidents|

When a car accident takes place, no matter whether it’s a serious collision or a minor fender-bender, people end up with some form of injury. The most common car accident injuries in California include spine, neck, and soft muscle injuries. Chiropractic care can be really beneficial in helping people recuperate from the ongoing pain from their injuries. One of the most common questions California drivers ask is: do car accident settlements cover chiropractic treatment? The short answer is yes. This blog will go over everything you need to know to get car accident settlements to cover your chiropractic care.

2501, 2021

Assault Battery Cases in Relation to Personal Injury

January 25, 2021|Categories: Personal Injury Claim|

Most personal injury lawsuits are filed over accidents, such as auto accidents. However, many personal injury cases are not from accidents, but from intentional acts of harm. In the context of personal injury law, these acts are known as “assault” and “battery.” In a typical case, the victim of an assault and/or battery sues the offender, seeking compensation for the injuries and damages obtained from the incident. However, what kind of conduct amounts to an "assault" and "battery"? This blog will go over everything you need to know about assault battery cases in relation to personal injury.

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