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Insurance Law From A to Z Series – Comparative Negligence

Summary Mississippi Insurance Law CoverIt’s time for the next installment of Holcomb Dunbar law series “Insurance Law from A to Z.”  This was put together by our litigation group who practice in the insurance law arena.  Of course, if you have questions about these or any other topics please do not hesitate to contact us.

This week’s installment – Comparative Negligence

Comparative negligence is the concept of how much of a judgment an injured plaintiff recover if that plaintiff caused some of the accident or injury.  Mississippi is a pure comparative fault jurisdiction.  A claimant 99% at fault may recover 1% from a responsible party.  Damages will be diminished by the jury in proportion to the amount of negligence attributable to the person injured.  Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-15.

 

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