State Statutes

Our statute guide offers the negligence laws and statutes of limitations for all fifty states.

While our guide is not intended to replace careful legal research, we keep it updated with the most current information available to us.

 

Statute Guide *

State Negligence Uninsured Motorist Personal Injury Property Damage
Alabama

   

    Contributory

          0%

              6             2                2

Alaska

 

Pure Comparative

       <100%

              6             2               2
Arizona

 

Pure Comparative

       <100%

              6             2                2
Arkansas

 

Modified Comparative

       <50%

             5              3                3
California

 

Pure Comparative

      <100%

            3              2                3
Colorado

 

Modified Comparative

       <50%

             6             3                3
Connecticut

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

              6             2                2
Delaware

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

              2              3                2
Dist. of Columbia

 

Contributory

         0%

              3              3                3
Florida

 

Pure Comparative

       <100%

              5              4                4
Georgia

 

Modified Comparative

       <50%

              2              2                4
Hawaii

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

              6              2                2
Idaho

 

Modified Comparative

       <50%

              5              2                3
Illinois

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

            10              2                5
Indiana

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

            10              2                2
Iowa

 

Modified Comparative

       <51% 

              2              2                 5
Kansas

 

Modified Comparative

       <50%

              5              2                2
Kentucky

 

Pure Comparative

      <100%

              5              2                2
Louisiana

 

Pure Comparative

      <100%

              2              1                1
Maine

 

Modified Comparative

       <50%

              6              6                 6
Maryland

 

Contributory

          0%

              3               3                 3
Massachusetts

 

Modified Comparative

        <51%

             6               3                 3
Michigan

 

Modified Comparative

        <51%

              6               3                 3
Minnesota

 

Modified Comparative

        <51%

              6               6                 6
Mississippi

 

Pure Comparative

       <100%

              3               3                 3
Missouri

 

Pure Comparative

       <100%

            10               5                 5
Montana

 

Modified Comparative

        <51%

              3               3                 2
Nebraska

 

Modified Comparative

       <50%

              4               4                 4
Nevada

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

              6               2                 3
New Hampshire

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

              6               3                 3
New Jersey

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

              2               2                 6
New Mexico

 

Pure Comparative

       <100%

             6               3                 4
New York

 

Pure Comparative

       <100%

              6               3                 3
North Carolina

 

Contributory

         0%

               3               3                 3
North Dakota

 

Modified Comparative

       <50%

              6               6                 6
Ohio

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

             15               2                  2
Oklahoma

 

Modified Comparative

       <50%

               2               2                  2
Oregon

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

               6               2                  6
Pennsylvania

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

                2               2                  2
Rhode Island

 

Pure Comparative

       <100%

              10               3                10
South Carolina

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

                3               3                  3
South Dakota

 

Pure Comparative

      <100%

                3               3                  6
Tennessee

 

Modified Comparative

       <50%

                1              1                  3
Texas

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

                4               2                  2
Utah

 

Modified Comparative

       <50%

                4               4                   3
Vermont

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

                6               3                  3
Virginia

 

Contributory

          0%

                2               2                   5
Washington

 

Pure Comparative

       <100%

                6               3                   3
West Virginia

 

Modified Comparative

       <50%

                2               2                   2
Wisconsin

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

                6               3                   6
Wyoming

 

Modified Comparative

       <51%

                6               4                   4

 

There are thirteen (13) Pure Comparative states that allow parties to seek recovery from another party that holds negligence, providing the party seeking recovery is less than 100% at fault, (< - 0%) Recoveries are reduced by the percentage of the party is at fault.  There are thirty-three (33) Modified Comparative states providing two different applications.  Twelve (12) of the states adopted for the 50% bar rule, and twenty-one states have adopted the 51% bar rule, this bars a party from recovery if they are more than 50% or 51% at fault, respectively.  Pure Contributory states bar a party from recovery if they are greater than 0% at fault, simply stated, in a Pure Contributory state you can only recover from a party which is 100% at fault.  

Warning & Disclaimer

* This Statute of limitations calculator is not intended to replace careful legal research. All sections of the jurisdiction’s statute of limitations must be read to insure that the circumstances of the case and each legal theory are considered in determining the appropriate limitations period and the application of and exceptions to the running of the period. The information contained in this statute of limitations calculator is believed to be correct as of the date of publication, but the publisher cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information. Amendments and revisions of the states’ Laws may alter the citation or substantive content of the law. This calculator is a guide to the limitation periods that might apply to a particular case. Local practice and court interpretation of the law may create shorter or longer periods not reflected in the statutory language.