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What If I Was Partially at Fault for My Truck Accident?

Houston Tractor-Trailer Wreck Attorney

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d

ive

s involved in

utomobile

ccidents. In o

de

to dete

mine

ho is li

ble fo

n

ccident,

n insu

nce comp

ny (o cou

t) must decide

ho s

t f

ult fo

it. But

h

t h

ppens if both d

ive

s involved

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lly

t f

ult?

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poses, e

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te is eithe

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te” o

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ult st

te.” Tex

s is

f

ult st

te. This simply me

ns th

t d

ive

s must p

y fo

the

ccidents they c

use.

ften

ccident, the inju

ed pty m

y file

cl

im

ith his o

he

o

n insu

nce comp

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m

y file

l

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g

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ive

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de

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ult

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in d

m

ges. In f

ult st

tes like Tex

s, insu

nce comp

nies

nd cou

ts must dete

mine

ho s leg

lly li

ble fo

the

ccident. This c

n get complic

ted

hen the

ccident s c

used by

combin

tion of fo

ces th

t

e

e the f

ult of both pties. Thus, cou

ts developed

comp

tive f

ult scheme to

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ti

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t f

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c

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the

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