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What if I was injured in a car accident that was partly my fault?

If you were injured in a car accident that was partly your fault in Missouri, you may still be able to recover for your damages.  Missouri is a “pure” comparative fault state, meaning even if you were 99% at fault for the crash, the person who was only 1% at fault may still have to compensate you for your damages.  If you were injured in an accident that was partly your fault, the recovery for your damages will be limited to the percentage of fault attributed to the other person.  For example, if you were in a car crash and it was determined that you and the other person were equally at fault for the collision, you could recover 50% of your damages from the other person.  This is especially important when you sustain severe injuries in a car crash.  Serious injuries, such as brain injuries, fractures, and loss of limbs can result in significant medical bills and other damages including loss of income and pain and suffering.  If you have suffered serious injuries in a car crash that was partly your fault, you could still recover a substantial amount for your damages.  For instance, if your damages from a car crash are $1,000,000 and you were 50% at fault, it would still be possible for you to recover $500,000 for your damages.

At The A.W. Smith Law Firm, we see many instances of serious injury and wrongful death cases where fault is at issue.  If you were in a car accident that was partly your fault, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible so that they can ensure you get the maximum compensation possible for your damages.  If you have been injured in a car accident, even if it was partly your fault, please reach out to The A.W. Smith Law Firm for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.