Yes, you can. Missouri is a comparative fault state. This means that, if you file a car accident lawsuit when an accident was partially your fault, a jury would determine what percentage of the fault for the accident was yours. The court then reduces the damages awarded to you by the percentage of fault a jury allocates to you. For instance, if a jury determines your damages were $100,000 but you were 60% at fault for the wreck, you would end up receiving $40,000. Before you file a lawsuit, you and your car accident lawyer should discuss how Missouri’s comparative fault laws will affect your case.
How Can An Experienced Kansas City Car Accident Lawyer Help?
Being in a car accident is stressful enough, even if you do not get injured. A car accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you need, even if you are determined to avoid a lawsuit or a trial. Contact Foster Wallace, LLC in Kansas City, Missouri for a free consultation.