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.
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