Comparative Negligence Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Comparative Negligence, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Comparative Negligence?

In case of accidents rule that divides the responsibilty of the damages between the complainant and the accused on the basis that both the parties were equally responsible.It lessens the amount of compensation given to the complainant as it would have been in a normal case.Some states provide no compensation to the complainant who is also responsible so it is considered unfair.