Partial Fault in a Bicycle Accident Case

Watch this video about having partial fault in a bicycle accident case in Idaho. Then call Hepworth Holzer for a free legal consultation in Boise.

Question:

Do I have a claim if I was partially at fault for my bicycle accident injuries?

Answer:

Partial Fault in a Bicycle Accident Case When you’re involved in a bicycle accident, it’s natural to think, “Maybe I did something a little bit wrong. Even though that driver put me at much more risk, I should have stayed stopped. Maybe I have some responsibility for this injury accident I had. Can I even still bring a claim?” The short answer is yes, you can. Why is that? It’s because in the world of Idaho bicycle injury cases, Idaho operates using what’s called comparative responsibility or comparative fault. What that means is who has what share of responsibility for the accident?

The term lawyer’s use is the apportionment of liability or the apportionment of responsibility, and we speak about in percentages. We ask juries to do this all the time. Was the driver 100% at fault? Was the driver 75% at fault, and the cyclist 25% at fault? Are they both equally at fault, 50/50? Is it 60/40? There’s no magic calculation. It’s hard to evaluate, sometimes. This is a thing that an experienced quality trial lawyer can help you understand if you have a case where you think you may have some responsibility.

Give us a call. We’re happy to talk to you about apportionment of responsibility and the comparative fault components of your claim. We can help you figure out whether it’s a claim that you should still pursue, even though you might have done something a little bit wrong, if the driver did more wrong than you. We look forward to talking to you.


Were you injured while cycling in Boise and have questions about partial fault in a bicycle accident case? Contact our experienced Boise Bicycle Accident Lawyers at Hepworth Holzer today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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