What If My Accident Was Partially My Fault?
It remains important to explore your legal rights and options—even if you may have been partially to blame for what happened to you—because Tennessee broadly protects the rights of car accident injury victims. Unlike some other states, that bar victims from seeking compensation if they were partially at fault for a crash, Tennessee recognizes a comparative negligence standard in personal injury cases. This means that as long as the fault attributed to you is not 50 percent or greater (when compared to the percentage of fault attributed to others), you remain entitled to seek compensation from others involved in the crash. If another’s reckless, intentionally harmful, or negligent actions or inactions may have directly contributed to the cause(s) of your harm, exploring your legal options is an effort worth your time.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you have not yet explored your legal options with the assistance of a reputable attorney, please connect with the experienced Tennessee team at Patterson Bray PLLC today. Although it isn’t always easy to know whether an accident victim has strong grounds upon which to file an insurance claim or personal injury case at first glance, our dedicated lawyers have extensive experience handling complex car accident cases. No matter what the circumstances were that led to your collision, we can provide you with objective guidance and support so that you can make informed decisions about whether to pursue legal action at this time. We look forward to speaking with you.
If you have recently been injured in an accident, you may—very understandably—be wondering if you should be connecting with a lawyer. Sometimes, when accidents only result in minor property damage and no one is hurt as a result of the chaos, accident victims can successfully navigate the insurance claims process without legal assistance. However, individuals who have suffered injury as a result of auto accidents should take time to explore their legal rights and options.
Even if the accident in question was partially their fault, they may be entitled to significant compensation via the personal injury claims process. Additionally, navigating a complex insurance process without legal guidance is generally not advisable as reputable personal injury attorneys—including those who practice at Patterson Bray PLLC—are often able to secure victims settlement awards that are more fairly valued than those they could secure without help.
Memphis Car Accident Attorneys
If your car accident occurred while you were traveling for work-related reasons, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. No matter why you were traveling, you may be entitled to insurance settlements from one or more providers. Additionally, if another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentionally harmful actions or inactions directly contributed to the cause(s) of your injuries, you may be in a strong position to pursue significant personal injury damages. The experienced Memphis car accident attorneys at our firm can provide you with clarity about your rights and options once we understand the details surrounding your collision.