Contributory Negligence

If I’m an injured motorist, and I wasn’t solely responsible for the accident, what happens?

If a certain amount of comparative fault is determined to be associated with you in a car accident, a Reno car accident lawyer can explain how the amount for which you are not at fault would result in a percentage deduction from your damages.

For instance, based on your medical bills, your physical, your pain and suffering and lost wages, and damages is $100,000, and that’s without considering comparative negligence for who is at fault.

If you are found to be 25% at fault they would reduce the amount of damages by the amount you’re at fault. So, an example of $100,000 in damages, and you’re 25% at fault that means that you would reduce $100,000 by $25,000, and you’d be able to get damages up to $75,000.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]