What if I am partly at fault for my car accident?
Colorado follows the comparative negligence rule in car accident cases. This means that you will not be barred from seeking compensation even if you were partly responsible for your car accident, so long as your share of fault does not exceed 50 percent. However, your recovery will be reduced to reflect your percentage of responsibility for your accident. For example, if you suffered $100,000 in damages and were 25 percent responsible for your car accident, your recovery will be reduced by $25,000 to reflect your share of fault.