Understanding who is liable in a multi-vehicle accident isn’t always immediately apparent. Several parties may be at fault, which can make filing your auto accident insurance claim more complicated.
Getting the compensation you deserve often requires hiring an experienced auto accident attorney to help identify who is at fault and to hold them liable for your injuries or losses. At Saladino & Schaaf, we have many years of experience helping auto accident victims with personal injury claims. Contact us for a free personal injury case evaluation, or give us a call at 270-444-0406.
Some of the most common types of auto accidents that involve several cars include:
Proving fault in a multi-vehicle accident can be difficult. As each driver may have been at-fault to a certain degree, multiple parties may be liable for a percentage of the accident. Often, a police officer will note who is at fault on the police report. The police report will become a crucial piece of evidence in demanding proper compensation for your accident.
The state of Kentucky follows a pure comparative negligence law system. If multiple drivers are found to be partially responsible for the accident, the fault will be distributed between each party in percentages. Multiple factors are considered in determining who is at fault, and if one party has broken laws, his or her portion of the fault will rise.
The comparative negligence law allows you to recover damages even if you are partially at fault. Your compensation will be reduced as the amount of your fault increases. Because Kentucky uses a pure comparative negligence system, you may recover damages even if you are found to be 99% at fault.
It is essential to speak with an attorney to understand your rights as soon as possible. If you have questions about how comparative fault may affect your case, contact us for a free case evaluation.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Since 1984, this firm and its predecessors have had one goal in mind – to help the victims of personal injury put the pieces of their lives back together.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is a Personal Injury Law Firm with offices in Paducah, KY and Murray, KY. We serve clients throughout Kentucky and Illinois.
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