If the auto accident was partly your fault, there are cases in which a client was not the individual who struck another vehicle, but they weren’t being 100% responsible either. For instance, a victim could have been driving 5 to 10 mph over the speed limit, which in turn limited their reaction time, and borders on the victim being considered negligent. If this is the case for your accident, this certainly does not mean you don’t deserve compensation for your pain and suffering.
The state of Florida follows a “pure comparative fault” system, which means that your level of negligence will not deter you from receiving compensation for your injuries. In the pure comparative fault system, a jury will decide your percentage of negligence in relation to the accident. In this case, if a jury finds that you were 70% at fault, then you will still be able to recover 30% of your damages from the other party.
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