Definitions for "Comparative negligence"
A legal doctrine where the actions of both parties to a civil suit are compared to determine the liability of each to the other.
Also called comparative fault. A system that allows a party to recover some portion of the damages caused by another party's negligence even if the original person was also partially negligent and responsible for causing the injury. Not all states follow this system.
A rule of law for accident cases which determines the responsibility and damages based on the negligence of every party directly involved in the accident.