Louisiana is a comparative negligence state. This means parties that contribute to an accident will share fault and be assigned a percentage based on how much liability they bear. So, for example, if you were in an accident with one other vehicle and both shared some fault, the other driver could be assigned, say, 80 percent of the blame, versus just 20 percent for you. The amount of total damages you would be able to recover in the case would then be reduced by 20 percent to account for your fault. So it can still be well worth your time to pursue a personal injury claim after an accident, even if you were partially at fault yourself.