My neighbor was recently in an accident with an Uber driver and his attorney talked to him about Kentucky’s pure comparative statute. What does that mean?

My neighbor was recently in an accident with an Uber driver and his attorney talked to him about Kentucky’s pure comparative statute. What does that mean?

Kentucky’s pure comparative statute refers to the Pure Comparative Fault System under which each driver is held liable for damages incurred in an accident that are in proportion to the degree of fault for causing the accident.

An example would be, an Uber driver, ran a red light and hit another drivers, who was texting while driving, in the middle of the intersection. By the time the case got to court, the jury decided that the Uber driver was 70 percent responsible for the crash and the distracted driver, contributed to the accident by a factor of 30 percent for not paying attention to traffic.

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