There are a number of states including Florida where the amount of an award can be reduced by a percentage of the victims contribution to the accident. So if a car accident is 20% caused by the victim, then the award can be reduced by 20% after a judgment. There are a lot of laws and Statutes regarding Tort liability and that is one of the areas that clients need the most help with to understand. The state of Florida adopted comparative negligence, while other states might use contributory negligence or pure or modified comparative fault.
If you are the victim of negligence in a Miami car accident or a collision anywhere in the state, you are going to be awarded under the comparative negligence system.