What if you are partly at fault for your crash?
Texas uses what is known as a modified comparative fault system for car accident claims. With modified comparative fault, a person could seek compensation for damages caused by the car accident even if he or she was partly at fault. However, the amount of compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the victim.
In Texas, you are eligible for compensation as long as you were less than 51% at fault for the car accident. However, if you shared part of the blame, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For instance, if your damages totaled $100,000 but you were found to be 40% at fault, your damages would be reduced by 40%, or $40,000. Thus, you would be entitled to $60,000.