Comparative negligence - The rule under which negligence is measured by percentage, and damages are diminished in proportion to the amount of negligence attributable to the person seeking recovery.
A rule of law applied in negligence cases in which responsibility and damages are based on the proportional fault of every party directly involved. Compare: contributory negligence
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In case of accidents rule that divides the responsibilty of the damages between the complainant and the accused on the basis that both the parties were equally responsible.
- Also called comparative fault. A system that allows a party to recover some portion of the damages caused by another party's negligence even if the original person was also partially negligent and responsible for causing the ...
The degree to which a person contributed to his/her own injury, damage or death. Usually measured in terms of percentage.
The doctrine providing that any award for injury caused by a defendant is reduced proportionately by the plaintiff's relative degree of negligence.
Comparative negligence - Negligence of a plaintiff in a civil suit which decreases his recovery by his percentage of negligence compared to a defendant's negligence.
A principle of tort law which looks at the negligence of the victim and which may lead to either a reduction of the award against the defendant, proportionate to the contribution of the victim's negligence, ...
Comparative negligence: Also called comparative fault. The doctrine by which acts of opposing parties are compared in fault on a percentage basis. A party who is 50 percent or more at fault cannot recover.
- A legal doctrine effective in New Mexico, by which acts of the opposing parties in a tort case are compared to determine the liability of each party, making each liable only for his/her percentage of fault.
comparative negligence Negligence by the plaintiff in a civil action, which decreases the amount of money the plaintiff is entitled to recover.
complainant A party who files a complaint; usually synonymous with plaintiff.
n. a rule of law applied in accident cases to determine responsibility and damages based on the negligence of every party directly involved in the accident.
1 a : negligence of one among multiple parties involved in an injury that is measured (as in percentages) according to the degree of its contribution to the injury < ...
- A legal doctrine by which acts of the opposing parties are compared to determine the liability of each party to the other, making each liable only for his/her percentage of fault. See also contributory negligence.
Legal doctrine by which negligence of plaintiff determines amount plaintiff may recover from defendant. Compare contributory negligence.
See also: negligence
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Term: Comparative Negligence
Definition: The doctrine providing that any award for injury caused by a defendant is reduced proportionately by the plaintiff's relative degree of negligence.
Expanded Legal Definition of Common LawComparative Negligence An tort law analysis which considers the negligence of the victim and which may lead to a reduction of the award against the defendant, ...
See also contributory negligence and comparative negligence. Negotiate To communicate on a matter of disagreement between two parties, ...
In cases where both parties share responsibility for negligence, the law allows reduced damages based on the doctrine of .
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