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Georgia Comparative Negligence Question: A taxi ran a red light and hit my daughter, but she was also speeding and talking on her cell phone. Does she still have a case?

Published February 6, 2018 by Bruce Millar

Georgia Comparative Negligence Question and Answer:  In our State, when an accident victim’s negligence partly contributed to accident and or to their own injuries, this may affect the amount of money that is awarded or can be recovered from a personal injury or wrongful death claim, case or lawsuit. Georgia is known as a modified comparative fault, or negligence, state.  Under this legal doctrine, when the victim of any type of accident is partly to blame for their injury, a court  or jury may determine how much (by percentage) that the person is at-fault, and may reduce amount of the award proportionally. If  the victim is 50% or more at fault, recovery may be completely barred.

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