What if Both Drivers are At Fault For a Car Accident?

Texas Injury Lawyer Explains Liability for Car Crashes

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:

After a car accident, what happens if both the drivers were each partially at fault? We ask Texas attorney Alan Robertson for this AskTheLawyers™ Quick Question.

Alan Roberston:

If both drivers are each partially at fault, the trier of fact, which in most cases is a jury, will be called upon to apportion fault between those two drivers. They'll be given a question that asks them to assign percentages to each driver, and then the amount of the jury verdict is reduced by the percentage that's assigned to the plaintiff. So for example, if you have a $100,000 jury verdict and there's a 15% finding of fault on the plaintiff, then that jury verdict would be reduced from $100,000 to $85,000.

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