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Even if you were partly at fault for your bicycle accident, you might still be able to recover compensation for your injuries. In California, comparative fault applies, which means that each participant, including yourself, bears responsibility for his or her percentage of fault in negligently causing injury.
Therefore, if you are 50% at fault and the automobile driver was 50% at fault, your damages would be reduced by your percentage of fault. Using this example, if you suffered damages of $100,000, you could still recover $50,000 from the responsible driver.
For more information or to discuss your personal injury claim, contact a personal injury attorney at Sacramento & Elk Grove-based John M. O'Brien & Associates today.
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