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What does comparative negligence mean when determining who is liable for a Wisconsin traffic accident?

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Wisconsin is a comparative negligence state. What that means is that anytime there is an accident, the law requires you to determine the percentage of fault of each actor in the accident. In many instances that is an easy determination. For instance if you’re at a red light and you’re rear ended, the accident is generally 100% of the other driver’s fault. However if it’s an intersection accident the fault may be distributed some to you and some to the other driver.

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