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Georgia Negligence Laws

Explanation of Terms in Negligence Laws Chart

Code Section51-11-7
Comparative Negligence-
Contributory Negligence-Limit to Plaintiff's RecoveryClaimant's contributory does not bar recovery provided his fault is less than defendant's and that by ordinary care claimant could not have avoided the consequences of defendant's negligence. However claimant's damages are diminished by amount in proportion to the amount of his fault. (§51-11-7)
Contribution Among TortfeasorsYes; §51-12-32
Uniform ActNo

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