Comparative Negligence

Often times a jury may decide both parties are partially at fault.   If appropriate, the jury may be asked to apportion fault to the parties by assigning a percentage of fault to the plaintiff and a percentage to the defendant.  The law in Florida allows for what is called “Comparative Fault” or “Comparative Negligence” – which is the apportionment of fault for each person the jury finds responsible in causing injury to a person.