Determining fault in an injury case is important, but in cases where both parties share fault, you can still pursue a legal claim for damages in New Orleans.
Louisiana uses a concept called comparative fault, where both parties may have responsibility for a motorcycle accident that results in injuries or property damage, and any resulting award will be adjusted by that factor.
For instance, if your losses are compensated with a $10,000 award, but the jury finds that you are 10% at fault for the accident, then the award will be reduced by 10% and you will receive $9,000.
In many cases, tickets are handed out to all parties after accidents because the police can’t be sure of what happened and want to cover all their bases.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we investigate the specifics of your motorcycle accident to build a case that gives you as much leverage as possible in receiving the largest award available.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans motorcycle accident attorney.