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In many personal injury lawsuits, the issue of contributory negligence may be raised. Contributory negligence is the negligent conduct on the part of the injured party that contributes to the negligence of defendant(s) in causing the damage. truck4

Every state has a different take on how contributory negligence should affect a plaintiff’s ability to recover damages. Some don’t allow plaintiff to collect any damages even if they are just 1 percent at-fault. Most follow a system where plaintiff’s can collect damages so long as his or her negligence doesn’t exceed that of defendant(s).

Florida is perhaps one of the most liberal in this regard because it allows plaintiff to collect even if he or she is 99 percent at fault for what happened. This is known as the “pure comparative fault rule,” and it’s followed by a dozen states. The rule requires plaintiff’s damages to be reduced by his or her own percentage of fault. So if a plaintiff is 99 percent to blame, he or she can only collect 1 percent in damages.  Continue reading

A trucking company in New Jersey is facing litigation, along with its employee driver, following a fatal crash in October 2013 that resulted in the death of a 27-year-old mother on Route 206.fueltanker1

According to news reports of the case, the truck driver, who was 21-years-old at the time, was operating a tanker truck when state police officials say he lost control. The tanker crossed to the other side of the road and flipped, at which point it was struck by decedent’s vehicle, and others.

Decedent, an emergency medical services volunteer and mother to a 7-year-old girl, was driving a Honda Civic at the time. She was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition and later died of her injuries.

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