Comparative Fault

A legal doctrine which essentially says that both parties played a role in what happened and thus both are at fault to some degree.  Comparative fault ultimately reduces the Plaintiff‘s recovery in proportion to the percentage of negligence or fault attributed to them.  For example, if a Plaintiff was awarded $100,000.00 dollars in damages but was found to be 25% at fault, their award will be reduced by 25% to $75,000.00.