Can I file a personal injury lawsuit if I was partly to blame for the accident?

In many accidents, more than one party shares the fault. Yes, you may still be entitled to seek compensation after a personal injury in Rhode Island even if you were partly at fault. The state applies a pure comparative fault rule in determining negligence after an accident. For example, if you are found to be 25% at fault in a personal injury accident, then any monetary award you obtain would be reduced by the percentage you were found at fault. Using that example, if you sustained $100,000 in damages as a result of the accident and were 25% at fault, you could recover $75,000.