Rochester, MN personal injury lawyer Paul Dahlberg explains how Minnesota’s comparative fault system works.
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Minnesota has a comparative fault system, which means you compare the fault of all of the actors that brought the accident about. And so if an individual is 10 percent at fault, then a judge would take 10 percent off of the verdict at the end of the case. So partial fault results in smaller recoveries. But one thing that many people don’t realize is the insurance companies will try to foster this myth that injured people are partially at fault just for being there. And that is a common misconception. It is not the law in Minnesota. You’re not partially at fault just for being there. And no insurance company should tell you so.