Comparative Negligence When Several Parties are At-FaultThere are some instances where multiple parties (including you) may be found partially to blame for your accident injuries and this will impact the amount of your Illinois personal injury settlement. The Illinois comparative negligence model uses what’s known as the “degree of fault.” This is basically a percentage that measures each party’s contribution to the accident.
As long as your degree of fault is found to be below 50% in an Illinois personal injury case, you are entitled to a favorable verdict and compensation for your injuries
Your contributing percentage of fault to your accident however, will lower your compensation according. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault for your injuries, you would only receive 80% of the total compensation award.
Hiring an Illinois Personal Injury Attorney
Even the most straight-forward personal injury cases involving negligence can become overly complicated in court. Having the expertise of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney on your side is critical in ensuring your best interests are looked after throughout your personal injury claim.
The Chicago personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. will fight for a settlement this is fair and will help you to move on from your injuries and regain control of your life. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – (312) 263-1080