Partially at Fault for a Car Accident

Do you believe you were partially at fault for a car accident? Watch this educational video for guidance, then give our New York office a call to learn more.

Question:

I think the collision was partially my fault; What should I do?

Answer:

Partially at Fault for a Car Accident We got a call the other day from a new client who said, “I don’t even know if I have a case. This accident was partially my fault.” Before proclaiming that, we need to know the facts. While there may be some liability on you, there may also be blame on the other party who was involved in the accident. It may be a situation where you think it’s your fault when it really wasn’t your fault, and we get this all the time.

We have situations where a client was in the vehicle driving and maybe saw that they needed to make a left turn. They put their signal on to make that left turn, at maybe the last second or so, and maybe they hit the brakes a little hard, and it’s in a residential area, and they were hit from behind. We’ll get the phone call asking, “Do I have a case? I was making a left turn, I kind of hit the brakes a little bit quickly, and I was hit in the rear.” Our answer is, yes, you have a case. You do have a case.

You really don’t know. Sometimes, there are situations where you do have some liability, some contributory negligence, if you want to use that term. This doesn’t mean, however, that you don’t have a case against the other one involved in the accident if you can legally show that they were to blame for the happening of the accident as well.


Were you or a loved one injured in a crash and have questions about partially at fault for a car accident? Contact experienced New York Car Accident Lawyer at the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a legal consultation to learn what your case is worth.

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