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Alabama Negligence Laws

Explanation of Terms in Negligence Laws Chart

Code SectionNone
Comparative Negligence-
Contributory Negligence-Limit to Plaintiff's RecoveryPlaintiff's negligence is a bar to recovery. Contributory negligence is an affirmative defense. (ARCP, Rule 8(c)) Jackson v. Waller, 410 So.2d 98 (1982)
Contribution Among TortfeasorsNo. Gobble v. Bradford, 147 So. 619 (1933); But yes if executed instrument with joint payees or indorsers, §7-3-116
Uniform ActNo

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