joint tortfeasors

Definition of "joint tortfeasors"
  1. Multiple people whose combined negligence in an event or accident leads to harm to somebody else; any of them could be held accountable to pay all the damages, regardless of their shared responsibility
How to use "joint tortfeasors" in a sentence
  1. In the multi-car accident, all drivers involved were considered joint tortfeasors.
  2. Joint tortfeasors were named in the lawsuit following the catastrophic event at the construction site.
  3. The court viewed the contractors as joint tortfeasors for causing the building collapse.

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