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Can I recover if I am partially at fault?

Because of the laws of comparative negligence, if your own carelessness contributed to the accident, your damages may be reduced or barred, depending upon how at fault you are. Elements that help to show your own carelessness include: 1) did you have a right to be in the dangerous area, 2) would a reasonable person have noticed the dangerous area and avoided it; 3) were there any warnings signs; 4) were you acting in such a way in the dangerous area as to help cause the accident (by jumping, running, or goofing off in a place you shouldn’t have been)?