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Michigan Negligence Laws

The legal concept of "negligence" is central to most personal injury cases. When someone fails to exercise an expected degree of care, and that failure results in an injury, that person is said to be negligent. Michigan negligence laws recognize "comparative negligence," in which recovery of damages is reduced proportionately to the plaintiff's own negligence.

The basics of Michigan negligence laws are listed in the following chart. See FindLaw's Negligence section for additional articles and resources.

Code Section None
Comparative Negligence For economic damages, award is reduced proportionately to plaintiff's negligence even if greater than 50%. For non-economic damages, negligence greater than 50% bars any recovery. (§600.2959)
Contributory Negligence-Limit to Plaintiff's Recovery -
Contribution Among Tortfeasors Yes; 600.2925c
Uniform Act -

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Michigan personal injury attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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