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As a society, we can be quick to jump to conclusions. On the surface, these conclusions may seem to make sense, but are they always proper? Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to comparative negligence and its application when resolving insurance claims. 

Consider the typical rear-end accident and the presumption that the person in the rear is always at fault. However, what if the person who got hit from behind had intentionally slammed on their brakes, had a defective brake lamp or was in the process of backing up? Compounding matters, consider claims scenarios involving intersections, parking lots, slip and falls, or liquor liability. 

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