FAQ: What happens if I’m partially at fault for the accident?

Texas is an at fault state; that means the person that is at fault for a collision will be responsible for covering the other person’s damages. If you are partially at fault for a collision, but the majority of fault still lies with the other person, then the amount that the other person has to pay will be decreased by your percentage of fault. As an example, if I cause 10 dollars in damage, but you are 20% at fault for the collision, then I owe you 8 dollars, for my 80% fault and your 20% fault. The total damage is simply reduced by your contributing fault to the incident. As long as you are not more than 50% at fault, you can still recover from an individual that caused a collision.