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In the state of Alabama, where the negligence of more than one party combined to produce the injury, each party`s negligence is considered to be the proximate cause of the injury and each party is liable for the entire judgment.
It is important to note that Alabama adheres to the doctrine of contributory negligence. This means if the claimant`s negligence contributed to the injury, recovery will be completely barred.
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