Written by attorney Keith Landry Magness

Can You Receive Money in Lousiana Even If the Car Accident Was Your Fault?

Yes, Louisiana provides what’s known as comparative fault. What that means is all the facts and circumstances of your accident will be considered, and fault has to be distributed between all the parties. If you are somewhat at fault in your accident, the most that’ll occur is your recovery will be reduced by a certain percentage. For example, let’s say your damages are worth $10,000 in your accident, and the judge or jury determines that you were 25% percent at fault. In that circumstance you would be entitled to $7,500, or $10,000 less the 25% of your fault.

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