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What is contributory negligence or comparative responsibility and how does it affect my Florida bicycle injury claim?

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

What is contributory negligence or comparative responsibility and how does it affect my Florida bicycle injury claim?

Bicycles in Florida are considered vehicles, and Florida is a pure comparative negligence state. What that means is that if you are partially at fault or found by a jury or a judge to be partially to blame for the accident, if you recovered for instance $10,000 of damages and you were found to be 10% at fault, then that award would be reduced that 10%, or in this instance $1000, and then your recovery would be $9000.

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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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