Can I still be compensated if I am partially at fault for an accident?
Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for compensation even if you partially contributed to an accident. Illinois civil law follows a doctrine called comparative fault. Under this law, you are eligible for compensation if you are less than 51% responsible for an accident. The amount of compensation you receive will be diminished by your level of fault. For example, if you are 40% responsible for your accident, you will be compensated for 60% of your total losses.
Before filing a personal injury claim, it is important to discuss your rights and options with an experienced Champaign personal injury lawyer. Contact the offices of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 328-2828.