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How is fault determined in a Florida auto accident case?

Abbott Law Group, P.A. > Frequently Asked Questions  > Car Accidents FAQs > How is fault determined in a Florida auto accident case?

Basically, fault is determined based on the Florida traffic statutes where you may call them rules of the road. For example, whoever had the right of way or whoever was supposed to yield. That type of thing. That’s it.

We’re a comparative fault state, meaning actually if two people, if you and another person both make a mistake, then we compare the mistake and how it caused a collision or the injury. If somebody ran a red light, they would be 100% at fault if they hit somebody. If somebody had the … two cars were merging onto an interstate and both of them had the same right of way to the lane, it would be comparative fault.