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What If You Were Partially at Fault?

Injury claims are rarely clean-cut legal procedures without complexities. One contributing factor to this is that both parties may be somewhat at fault, rather than just one party being completely responsible. In Colorado, under the 50% rule, a person who is partially responsible for an accident may be able to pursue compensation from the other party under certain special circumstances.

If you believe the 50% rule applies to your accident or that another person’s negligence caused your suffering, our experienced attorneys may be able to help you take legal action against the other party. To determine whether or not you are eligible to file a claim, contact a Denver personal injury lawyer of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., by calling (303) 423-1770 today.

Colorado’s 50% Rule

The state of Colorado follows a legal principle known as the 50% rule when it comes to personal injury cases. This rule affects a claim in the following ways:

  • The court will assign a percentage of blame for each party involved
  • Anyone with 49% or less responsibility may file for compensation
  • Anyone that is 50% or more to blame for an injury can’t receive compensation

Many details can drastically affect the percentage of fault a person is assigned. For instance, an injured claimant who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt during an accident may share a substantially higher percent of blame compared to an injured claimant who was.

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If you’re not sure about your options following an injury, a personal injury lawyer can help you assess your case and prepare you to take the next steps. To learn more about your legal options from an experienced legal advisor, contact a Denver injury attorney of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (303) 423-1770 today.

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