Can I be found to have been partially at-fault for my injuries caused by an accident?


Yes, you can. In Florida, the law is called Comparative Negligence, which means that both parties can have some percentage of fault in the case even if the other party primarily caused the accident. They could, for example, be 90% at fault and you could still be 10% at fault for some action you took during the accident. What that essentially would mean as far as the money you recover is that of the 100% of money you will recover, it would be 10% less. In other words, since you were 10% at fault, you would receive 10% less than you would have if you had not been at fault because of Comparative Negligence. This can be a little complicated so it’s definitely important to speak to an attorney concerning these issues to make sure that you understand what Comparative Negligence means in your case.


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