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What are the consequences if I am partially to blame for my injuries caused by another person?

If you’re partially to blame for your injuries caused by another person, that does not mean you don’t have a case. That does not bar your claim. You can still bring a case. What the issue is, is comparative negligence. What part of the negligence were you responsible for? Before filing a suit and negotiating with the insurance company, the attorney in the insurance company, they will generally argue about how much fault is, that you’re responsible for. And then your award would be reduced by that amount. If it goes to trial, the jury is going to actually be asked that question; what percentage of fault is it to my client, and what percentage of fault is it to the at-fault party, the defendant? In the end, when they award a verdict, your verdict would be reduced by your amount of comparative negligence.

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