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I was involved in a motor vehicle accident, and I do not think it was entirely my fault. Will this affect the amount of damages I receive?

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident that you do not believe was entirely your fault, you can try to hold the other party partially liable for causing the accident. Under the pure comparative negligence rule in Florida, the amount of damages to which you are entitled will be diminished by an amount that is equivalent to your percentage of fault in bringing about the accident.

Thus, if you were 20 percent at fault, and your damages amount to $10,000, your compensation will be lowered to $8,000, or $10,000 minus $2,000 (your share of fault). If you or your attorney is negotiating a settlement with the insurance adjuster, the subject of comparative negligence may arise.

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