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What can Lee recover under comparative negligence laws? Lee sues Pat for injuries sustained in an auto accident. During the trial, it is determined that Lees negligence contributed to the loss.



A. Lee cannot recover any damages from Pat.
B. Lee s damages will be reduced to the extent of her own liability for the loss.
C. Lee can recover the full amount of the loss from Pat.
D. Lee might only recover 50% of the damages she claims regardless of her degree of negligence.

This question is part of Property and Casualty Insurance License Exam Cram
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Mar 19, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered May 16, 2017

Is D also correct? B says damages will be reduced. That's what I picked but it was marked incorrect saying I missed D
 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Apr 03, 2017

Why isn't this answer b? They are saying the same thing, only we don't have the specifics for 50%
 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Mar 14, 2017

This shows that the correct answer is D but the reading below is stating that answer B is actually the correct answer. Which is correct??
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Mar 10, 2017

Lee might only recover 50% of the damages she claims regardless of her degree of negligence.

B is correct. Under a comparative negligence law, a finding of liability can be made even when both parties have contributed to the loss, with an award based on the extent of each partys negligence.
 

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