Ben Whipple, Attorney

1150 S. Colony Way
Palmer, AK 99645
United States
Phone: (907) 745-1776
Fax: (907) 745-1775

What happens to my claim if we are both responsible for the accident?

This type of scenario isn’t unusual. This is where Alaska’s comparative fault system comes into play. This means that, even if you were somewhat at fault for the accident, you can still bring a claim. Under this system, the amount of compensation you can receive is reduced based upon how much you were at fault. If you were 10% at fault for the accident, for example, your compensation would be reduced 10%. Your attorney will spot factors that emphasize the other driver’s fault and which may excuse or minimize your own liability.

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