Does the fact that you were partly at fault mean you cannot bring a claim for personal injuries in Massachusetts? No. In Massachusetts, as long as you are not more than 50% responsible for a car crash, then you may still make a claim. However, the amount of your settlement will be reduced by the percentage of fault you have for the accident. Therefore, if you are considered 50% at-fault for the crash, and your case is worth $10,000.00, then you would recover $5000.00, because of the fact that you were 50% at-fault for the accident.