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What Is Comparative Negligence?

At one time most states in the U.S. had contributory negligence statutes. These statutes stated that if a person was even 1% at fault for an accident he could not recover damages from another party. Recognizing the intrinsic unfairness of these statutes, 46 of the 50 states have replaced contributory negligence with comparative negligence statutes. […]