The fact that you were speeding does not help you in a motorcycle accident claim. However, it does not automatically rule out compensation for your losses. It may be up to a jury to decide how much your speed contributed to the accident.
Under Wisconsin law, an injured party’s recovery may be decreased in proportion to the party’s degree of fault. For instance, if you were speeding and collided with a car that had pulled out of a side street into your lane, your negligence may be seen as a bigger contributory factor than if you were hit by a driver who crossed the centerline.
If an injured party’s fault is determined to amount to 51 percent or greater percentage, the party may be barred from recovering compensation.
In motorcycle accidents, the motorcyclist’s fault often is an issue. An attorney can thoroughly investigate your case to determine the proper apportioning of fault and work hard to protect your right to recover full and fair compensation.
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