Are you eligible to be paid for your Injury?
Modified comparative negligence is a legal principle that is used to determine the liability and compensation in personal injury cases in the state of Oregon. Under this principle, an individual can still recover compensation for their damages, even if they are partially at fault for the accident or injury.
In Oregon, the modified comparative negligence rule applies a 51% bar, meaning that an individual can only recover compensation if they are found to be less than 51% at fault for the accident or injury. If the individual is found to be 51% or more at fault, they will be barred from recovering any compensation.
For example, if an individual is involved in a car accident and is determined to be 40% at fault, they can still recover 60% of their damages from the other driver, who is found to be 60% at fault. If the individual is found to be 51% or more at fault, they will be unable to recover any compensation.
It’s important to note that modified comparative negligence is a complex legal principle and can be difficult to understand. If you’ve been involved in an accident or suffered an injury in Oregon, it’s important to consult with a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the legal process and recover the compensation you deserve.