What Does Comparative Negligence Mean?

Comparative negligence law is based on a percentage of negligence. If one person`s negligence was less than the negligence of the party with whom a claim for recovery is made, recovery will be in proportion to the amount of negligence attributed to such other party.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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