What if I was partly at fault in the car accident but the other driver involved in the crash was legally intoxicated?
The State of Florida, just like many other states, has laws that deal with comparative and contributory forms of negligence. Regardless of whether or not you might have acted negligently and thereby contributed to a given car accident, if there was another negligent driver involved (particularly if such a driver was drunk at the time of the accident), you can still file a legal claim seeking compensation. Your negligence in the incident, if it is proven in court by the defendant, is important in that it will reduce, proportionately, the amount of money you are able to recover in compensation.
Again, to be clear, Florida law holds that a claimant’s contributory negligence does not bar his or her ability to recover economic damages.