Since the mid-1970s, California has adhered to the rules of “comparative negligence” when determining who is at fault for auto accidents and multi-car accidents in Woodland Hills when more than one party may be to blame.
What is “Comparative Negligence”?
When a driver’s negligence (texting and driving, falling asleep at the wheel, speeding) causes a car accident, California law assigns blame to the at-fault driver (the defendant) and the victim (the plaintiff) is allowed to recover financial damages associated with the accident from the defendant.
What happens, however, when the plaintiff is partially responsible for causing the accident? The situation gets a bit more complex and speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney in Woodland Hills may be necessary.Details