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Understanding Oklahoma’s “comparative negligence” standard

by | Mar 26, 2024 | Car Accidents

Car accidents can be complex legal matters, especially when it comes to determining fault. In Oklahoma, the state follows a comparative negligence standard.

This standard helps determine the amount of compensation each party may receive following a car crash.

How comparative negligence works

In practical terms, the comparative negligence standard affects how parties receive compensation in car accident cases. Even if a driver is partially at fault for a crash, he or she may still be able to recover damages. However, his or her degree of fault may reduce the amount of compensation received. This means that those partially responsible for an accident may still be able to recover some compensation for their injuries and other losses.

By understanding this legal framework, those involved in wrecks can better protect their rights and navigate the legal process more effectively. Understanding the comparative negligence standard also helps injured parties pursue fair compensation for their injuries and losses following a car crash.