Can fault in an automobile accident claim be shared between parties?

Posted By on February 14, 2017


In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:

Q: Can fault in an automobile accident claim be shared between parties?

A: Fault in Florida car accident cases can in fact be shared by multiple parties. In fact, there are some cases where 3 or 4 drivers are found at fault in causing a collision. Fault just means the failure to use reasonable care. Fault is the same as negligence. In many multi-vehicle car accident cases, there is shared responsibility where a jury, if it goes all the way to a jury, assigns percentages of fault to the different motorists that were involved in the car crash. That could be also you, as the plaintiff. You could also be found at fault, as well as another driver. That’s called comparative fault or comparative negligence. It’s a very complicated area of the law, and that’s why you need a Florida bar board certified civil trial attorney to guide you through the process.

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