To give you an example, say, you’re case is worth $60,000 and the jury finds that you were 80% at fault in that. They would deduct $48,000 in any judgement or award they would make at it. Mathematical formula, really. You multiply your percent of negligence against the claims settlement amount, or the judgement amount and you can determine how much you’d recover under that accident, or in that accident.
A Police Report Is Not Admissible Evidence Contrary to popular opinion, a police report is not technically recognized as “evidence” and is therefore not considered legally admissible in court. Officers are human and their interpretation isn’t perfect, so police reports are generally deemed hearsay. This applies to civil, criminal, family, and all other courts of […]...read more