Contributory Or Comparative Negligence
Comparative Negligence: the allocation of responsibility for damages incurred between the plaintiff and defendant, based on the relative negligence of the two. The reduction of the damages to be recovered by the negligent plaintiff in proportion to his fault, i.e., if the Court found that the plaintiff was 15% responsible for his/her injuries then any recovery would be decreased by that 15%.
Alabama adheres to the pure doctrine of contributory negligence.
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.
Additional Medical Malpractice Articles
- What Happens If I Am Injured In The Course Of Medical Treatment?
- How Do I Know If My Injury Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
- Is There A Time Limit In Which I Need To File A Lawsuit For Medical Malpractice?
- Who Can Be Held Accountable For The Medical Malpractice?
- How Much Can I Expect An Attorney To Charge To Handle A Medical Malpractice Case?
- How Much Can I Expect To Be Compensated For My Pain And Suffering?
- Time Limitations Or Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Claim
- Expert Witness Testimony
- Vicarious Liability
- Attorney Fees
- Patient Compensation Funds And Physician Insurance
- Recoverable Damages