comparative negligence

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Related to comparative negligence: contributory negligence, Assumption of risk
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Noun1.comparative negligence - (law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff
negligence, nonperformance, carelessness, neglect - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Insurance adjusters across the industry assess comparative negligence on just 3-5% of all claims, a vast understatement of what should truly be assessed.
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1) Moreover, the injured worker is not responsible for his own comparative negligence.
6 percent comparative negligence that the jury assessed against the policyholder), but for the full $78,223.
3) Developed through a string of judicial interpretations of the Kansas comparative negligence statute, (4) the rule has since been embraced by the legislature and has enjoyed consistent support in Kansas courts.
Rare circumstances may arise, involving a patient's negligence after emergency care or treatment has begun, in which comparative negligence is a legitimate issue.
On remand, and assuming Iran were to appear in court and offer a defense, an interesting argument could be made to limit damages as a result of the plaintiffs comparative negligence in allowing a young U.
173) established the principle of comparative negligence in products liability lawsuits in California.
Reforming the Scaffold Law to remove impediments to growth by making New York comparable to other states by adopting a comparative negligence standard simply makes good common sense for our family farms," said Dean Norton, President of New York Farm Bureau.
Between 1950 (when only a handful of state jurisdictions applied comparative negligence to negligence actions) and the present, comparative negligence, whereby plaintiffs are allowed to seek reduced damages in cases where their own negligence played a part, has become the prevailing doctrine across the United States, replacing traditional contributory negligence doctrine in all but four states.
Most states have abandoned the common law rule of contributory negligence in favor of a comparative negligence system.
Thus, in keeping with the precedent of the Hawaii Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and the majority of other jurisdictions, the Court finds that Defendant may indeed assert a defense of comparative negligence to Plaintiffs negligence and strict liability claims regarding the injuries stemming from the "second collision.

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