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What is comparative fault and how does it impact my auto accident or motorcycle accident claim?
By: Renee Dial
States vary on their versions of fault, however, Florida is a pure comparative fault state. What this means is that you and the other party can both be at fault for an accident and your percentage of fault reduces your recovery.
“(2) EFFECT OF CONTRIBUTORY FAULT.—In a negligence action, contributory fault chargeable to the claimant diminishes proportionately the amount awarded as economic and noneconomic damages for an injury attributable to the claimant’s contributory fault, but does not bar recovery.