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More Facts About Comparative Negligence

By Robert Ross |

Earlier this week, we defined comparative negligence and explained, in general terms, that  comparative negligence can reduce a plaintiff’s recoverable damages by an amount proportionate to the plaintiff’s negligent “fault” in the incident that caused the injury or damage. Today, we’re taking a look at some more specific rules which govern comparative negligence in California. COMPARATIVE… Read More »

Comparative Negligence: When the Victim is Also “Responsible”

By Robert Ross |

THE EXCEPTION: DRUNK DRIVING A few California courts have made an exception to this general rule of comparative negligence and percentage fault where injured plaintiffs knowingly opted to operate motor vehicles while intoxicated. In other words: plaintiffs who drive drunk may find themselves entirely unable to recover for injuries occurring while DUI. In the cases… Read More »

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