Will I be able to seek compensation even if I am at fault?

Posted in and tagged by Kenneth A. Wilhelm, Esq.

If you have been injured in a car accident that you believe may have been your fault, you do not have to accept an insurance company’s determination. Insurance companies may often attempt to pin the blame on you so they can minimize the payout or eliminate it completely. For example, in one case where our client was injured in a car versus truck accident in which his wife was the driver, we were able to obtain $2,550,000 in compensation. A judge ruled that our client’s wife was 100 percent responsible for causing the accident. Since our injured person in this case was prohibited from recovering against his wife, we sued the truck owner and driver. Despite the judge’s ruling that the truck owner and driver were not even 1 percent at fault, we were able to get the trucking firm’s insurance company to settle for $2,500,000 and the insurance company for the car in which our client was a passenger to offer the full $50,000 policy.