If Contributory Negligence Is Found, What Effect Will It Have On The Damages That I Am Entitled To?

Generally, the court will assess contributory negligence as a percentage. If say 10% contributory negligence is found, then your award of damages (i.e. monetary compensation that you receive) will be reduced by that 10%.

So in a circumstance where there was found 100% contributory negligence, you would not be awarded any compensation and you would lose your case.

Here at Taylor & Scott, our expert lawyers will carefully go through all the events leading up to your accident. This way we can advise you if there is a risk that contributory negligence will be found. Our lawyers will retain experts to give an opinion on the impact of your contributory negligence. This will assist the court in assessing what contributory negligence should, if any, be found.

In our experience here at Taylor & Scott, quite often the motor accident insurance company will allege a high percentage of contributory negligence. Our expert lawyers will do everything they can to ensure that this percentage is reduced to the lowest possible figure.

So if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident anywhere here in NSW and you feel that you may be partly to blame, come and talk to the experts here at Taylor & Scott. We will provide you with a free case assessment at which we will carefully review your claim and provide you with advice as to what, if any, impact contributory negligence may have on your case. If we take on your case, it will be done on a no-win/no-pay basis, so if you don’t win, we don’t get paid. This is our “Guarantee” to you.

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