Brockton, MA asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts

Q: If you are partly at fault for an accident can you still sue the other side?

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Steven A. Schwartz
Steven A. Schwartz
  • Boston, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: I am not sure what type of accident you are referring to, but typically you can make a claim for injuries as long as you are less than 50% at fault for the incident. However, the fault that is attributed to you can affect the amount you ultimately receive. For example, if you are determined to be 25% at fault for an accident, the other side can suggest that you are entitled to 75% of the full value of your claim.

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