Yes, you may still be able to recover damages even if you were partially at fault for the accident. However, the amount you can recover may be reduced based on your degree of fault, depending on the laws in Kansas and Missouri. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state, so you can be 80% at fault and still recover 20% of your damages. Kansas is a modified comparative fault state with a 51% rule so if you are 51% at fault more, you recover nothing. If you are 50% at fault or less, you can recover that portion which you are not at fault

In the unfortunate event that you are involved in a car crash, it may be important that you call a personal injury lawyer. The car accident attorneys at Castle Law Office are in Kansas City and we are here, right here, fighting for you. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, call us at 816-842-7100 or click here to contact our Castle Law Injury Attorneys right here in Kansas City.

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