comparative negligence

Definition of "comparative negligence"
  1. A legal rule where fault and damages in negligence cases are apportioned according to each party's degree of fault
How to use "comparative negligence" in a sentence
  1. Under the principle of comparative negligence, the cyclist was 50% responsible for the accident.
  2. Comparative negligence can divide fault in a car accident between multiple parties.
  3. Applying the concept of comparative negligence, the judge calculated each party's monetary responsibilities.

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