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Can I still recover my harms and losses even if I am partially at fault?

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut

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Yes, under Connecticut law.  In Connecticut we have what is called comparative negligence.  So, this means that if you are partially at fault you can still recover, but you damages are reduced by the percentage of fault attributable to your conduct.  But if you are over 50% at fault you can’t recover.   For example, if the other guy is 85% at fault and you are 15% at fault you can recover but your damages are reduced by 15%.  If you are 51% at fault and the other guy is 49% at fault, then you cannot recover at all.

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