Can a driver be found partially to blame for an automobile accident?

Due to comparative negligence laws, it is indeed people for more than one driver to share responsibility in some states. Let's say that Car A is speeding and rear-ends Car B—but Car B doesn't have functioning taillights. In this case, Car A may be found to be 70 percent responsible, while Car B is 30 percent responsible. Because a driver can only collect damages that weren't his or her fault, the driver of Car B could only recover 70 percent of the damages.

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