Comparative Negligence

This is when the person bringing the suit (plaintiff) may recover damages even though guilty of some part of the negligence. The amount of recovery is reduced by the percentage or amount of that negligence.

If you have found yourself in a lawsuit and you are not the only person being accused of negligence (defendant) then it may be that your involvement will be considered as to what is the fair share that you should pay.

Insurance has been set up to try to provide for the one who has suffered the loss. So if you are found to be negligent and ordered to pay costs then it can happen that you will pay more than your "fair share" if you are the only one with the money to pay the injured person.

Talk to your agent or broker and take control of your insurance.