The determination of fault is the decisive factor in whether you receive compensation after a motorcycle crash. Missouri uses a comparative fault system, assessing each party’s share of responsibility for an accident. You may still collect compensation if you are partially at fault in an accident. But the amount of damages that you could collect would be reduced by the proportionate share of fault.

For example, if a jury awarded $100,000 in damages after a motorcycle accident and found that you were 20 percent at fault, you would then be eligible to receive $80,000. A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer would work to minimize your share of fault in an accident.