If a Car Accident Is Partly My Fault, Can I Still Make a Claim?

A client asked this question in a meeting recently, and it’s a question that gets asked somewhat frequently…

I think the accident might have been partly my fault. Can I still make a claim?

Yes. The accident does not have to be 100% the fault of one driver. Connecticut Auto Accident law says that you are entitled to recover from the other driver even if you are partially at fault, as long as you are less responsible than the other driver. Even drivers who are issued a ticket or warning can recover if the other driver was more at fault.

The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm recognize that every case has unique circumstances, and we will evaluate and advise you on all of these factors in resolving your case.