contributory fault

Definition of "contributory fault"
  1. The act of playing a role in the occurrence of a negative outcome, such as harm or injury
How to use "contributory fault" in a sentence
  1. In the accident analysis, the insurance company found evidence of the driver's contributory fault.
  2. The plaintiff's claim was reduced due to contributory fault in the situation.
  3. Due to the doctrine of contributory fault, the judge ruled that the defendant was not solely liable.

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