One of the key concepts in a Florida accident claim is negligence, in which the actions of the at-fault party are evaluated to determine if they breach the duty to exercise reasonable care. Negligence is also a factor when reviewing the victim’s conduct. When they are also negligent, victims may lose out on a percentage of their compensation. Under current law on comparative fault, a person’s monetary damages are reduced if their actions contribute to the incident. However, under a new bill under consideration by Florida lawmakers, there is a possibility that you might be prohibited from obtaining any compensation at all.
The measure has a long way to go before it becomes a law, but it is important to understand how it works. A look at the proposed changes can also help you grasp what the existing statute says about monetary damages in accident cases. You can trust a Miami personal injury lawyer to provide personalized advice, but some background is useful.
Current Law on Comparative Fault