What Happens if I’m Partly at Fault for a Tampa Accident?
When a serious accident happens, you need compensation for your injuries. But what happens if you’re partly at fault for a Tampa accident? If you’re not careful, accepting part of the blame can hurt your chances of getting maximum compensation. To protect the compensation you’re due, reach out to a lawyer at Anderson & Anderson. They have the tools and experience necessary to properly defend you from accusation of responsibility within Georgia’s shared fault laws.
How Common is Shared Fault?
Rarely are Tampa accidents the result of only one negligent person. In many cases, both parties are, to some degree, at fault for the accident. But sharing the fault can hurt your chances at maximum compensation.
Let’s say you were struck in a crosswalk by an oncoming car. They neglected to stop and protect you, but they claim you were on your phone when the accident happened. If you’re found partially at fault for the accident, you may lose that percent of your compensation. For example, if you’ve been found 20 percent at fault, you may only receive 80 percent of your compensation.
Defending Your Compensation
Luckily, you don’t have to accept a portion of the fault and let your compensation be decreased. Instead, a trusted lawyer has the right tools to build a case that you are due full compensation, not just a portion of it.
For example, you may have been accused of distracted driving. Your lawyer understands the system and has access to resources and evidence you may have trouble getting. That means they can help you prove your case utilizing evidence such as videos, photos, and phone records.
Protect Your Compensation with a Tampa Accident Lawyer
When you’re hurt in a Tampa accident, you need help defending your compensation from the at-fault party. They will do or say anything to avoid paying your max compensation. Luckily, the lawyers at Anderson & Anderson can help you get compensated for those losses. If you’re hurt in the accident, talk to us during a free consultation by calling 813-251-0072 or by filling out the online contact form below.