comparative negligence

noun

  • Personal Injury Law/Tort Law

Definitions of comparative negligence

  • US TORT a defense that prevents a claimant from being awarded full damages if he or she did not take reasonable care of his or her self. The award for damages will be reduced according to the claimant’s share of responsibility for the loss or injury UK TORT=contributory negligence

    Comparative negligence comes into play when both parties have failed to act reasonably.

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