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Georgia follows a “modified” comparative negligence system. What does that mean?
If you were partially at fault for a car accident in Georgia, you may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries, but the amount of compensation you can receive may be reduced. Georgia follows a modified comparative negligence system, which means that if you are found to be partially at fault for an accident, your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
For example, if you are found to be 30% at fault for an accident and your damages are $100,000, your total recovery would be reduced by 30%, or $30,000. This means that you would be able to recover $70,000.
“However, if you are found to be more than 50% at fault for the accident, you will be barred from recovering any damages. This is because Georgia follows a “modified” comparative negligence system, which allows recovery only if the injured person’s fault is less than or equal to 50%,” explains Marietta Auto Accident Attorney Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr.
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