What if the accident is partly my fault? Can I still have a claim?

Even if an accident of injury was partially your fault you still may have a Claim based on the concept of Comparitive Negligence or Contributory Negligence.  The term "contributory negligence" is used to describe the actions of an injured person that may have also caused that person's own injuries. For example, a person who ignores a "Caution - Wet Floor" sign and each person is held accountable for the amount of damages that they caused". slips and falls in the supermarket may be found to have been careless and at fault for any injuries suffered. "Contributory negligence" can prevent a person If you're injured by the negligent action of another, but you contributed to the accident by your failure to exercise reasonably prudent care, you're guilty of contributory negligence. You may also be guilty of a form of contributory negligence if you voluntarily expose yourself to danger - by riding a roller coaster without wearing a seat belt, or working with a neighbor's power saw or other dangerous tool if you're inexperienced or fail to use a safety guard. This is called assumption of risk. 

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