comparative fault

Definition of "comparative fault"
  1. An approach in the area of tort law where the level of blame is allocated to each party involved
How to use "comparative fault" in a sentence
  1. In the event of a car accident, comparative fault is determined to decide how much each driver has contributed to the accident.
  2. In some states, the concept of comparative fault is used in deciding the amount of compensation in personal injury lawsuits.
  3. Comparative fault rules contribute to assessing each party's share of responsibility in a negligence claim.

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