Partial Fault Motorcycle Crash

If you were involved in a partial fault motorcycle crash, you may still be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call for a free consultation.

Question:

Can I be partially at fault for a motorcycle accident?

Answer:

Under New York law, even if you’re partially at fault for causing an accident it doesn’t extinguish your right to recovery. There’s a thing called comparative fault, which means that more than one person can be responsible for an accident. Many times, jurors are left to determine how much a car was responsible for the accident and how much a motorcycle was responsible for the accident.Partial Fault Motorcycle CrashYou may have done something in operating your motorcycle. Say that you were doing 52 miles an hour in a 45 mile an hour zone and a guy pulled out in front of you. Maybe you were doing something wrong because you were going a little fast, but still, this guy should have been aware of his surroundings and not pulled out in front of you. That may be a situation where you have two people held accountable. Just because you may have done something wrong doesn’t extinguish your rights, and you should still talk to a lawyer because we can help weed those situations out and make sure that you get a recovery.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and have questions about a partial fault motorcycle crash? Contact a Hamburg motorcycle accident lawyer at Chiacchia and Fleming today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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