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Can I receive money even if the Florida car accident was my fault?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Can I receive money even if the Florida car accident was my fault?

That's an interesting question because just because you received a ticket doesn't necessarily mean that the accident is your fault. In fact the ticket, or who received the ticket, is not even admissible in a proceeding. Just because you were issued the ticket, that does not mean that you were at fault. Remember, if you were some part at fault, you could possibly recover damages under the pure comparative negligent statute which is what we have here in Florida. For instance, if you were 90% at fault in a car accident and you sustained damages of $10,000, than that $10,000 would be reduced down by that 90% of comparative negligence and you could possibly still recover that $1,000.

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...


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