WHAT IS “MODIFIED COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE”?

Georgia operates under a modified comparative negligence law which means that in a personal injury case, the amount of compensation a plaintiff can receive is reduced by their percentage of fault. Under Georgia law, if the plaintiff is found to be 50% or more at fault, they are not entitled to any compensation. This is known as the “50% bar rule.” However, if the plaintiff is found to be less than 50% at fault, they can still receive compensation, but it will be reduced by their percentage of fault. 

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