If you were distracted because of your phone while crossing a road and got seriously injured, it could be considered your fault. In Torrance, if it is established that you were preoccupied instead of being responsible, you may be subjected to hefty penalties in the event of an accident. If you believe that you were partly responsible for the accident, you’ll be able to recover partial damages for any injuries that you sustained. Sounds like a case similar to yours? Learn more here about what you can do.
Preoccupied with the phone:
This doesn’t need a reminder, but it is still worth reiterating that you should not use your cell phone when you are on the road or crossing lanes. Otherwise, it could lead to severe injuries or even fatalities. So it’s not just your life that is at stake but also the lives of others who are using the road. So just know that if you get too preoccupied with that text or notification on your phone, there’s a chance you’ll miss the traffic lights and signals. Such situations should not arise and you should be responsible enough. Always stay alert since you never know what can cause an accident, and you’ll be held responsible if it does.
If we go by the law of comparative negligence, if you were crossing the road distractedly, you’ll be held liable for any accident or injury to some extent. If both the driver and you were responsible, you both will be held liable on the basis of who was more responsible. What this basically suggests is that even if you were partly responsible, you will still get some compensation. In the event that you were only forty percent responsible for the debt, you’ll be able to get sixty percent of the amount you would have gotten had you not been responsible. In a similar manner, if the other driver was just as equally responsible, both of you will be able to recover feisty percent of the total amount of compensation.
Were you recently injured in a car accident while you were crossing the road or on the sidewalk? You’d be able to recover some amount of the financial recompense even if you were the party responsible. All you have to do is hire a competent lawyer and walk him or her through everything that transpired. This will give them a better understanding of your case.