Video Summary

  • Comparative fault is a legal doctrine in both Kansas and Missouri that deals with assigning fault in accidents or injuries involving multiple parties.
  • If more than one party is at fault, a judge or jury may allocate percentages of fault to each party.
  • In Kansas, if you share fault in an accident, your right to recovery may be reduced or eliminated.
  • In Missouri, the pure comparative fault doctrine means your recovery would be reduced by your allocated percentage of fault, but you can still recover some amount even if partially at fault.
  • It is crucial to consult an experienced attorney early on in the legal process to understand how comparative fault may impact your case and maximize your potential recovery.
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Kevin McManus is an accident injury and disability lawyer in Kansas City, MO, and Overland Park, KS