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comparative negligence system

A comparative negligence system in tort law that applies to determining awards of damage. This is a system used in relation to personal injury in New York, Alaska, and California. Comparative negligence states that when an accident occurs, the fault and/or negligence of each party involved is based upon their respective contributions to the accident. An example would be an injured pedestrian hit by a car for instance could receive damages minus the percentage of damages resulting from his or her fault.

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