What is Comparative Fault?

by Jay E. Heit on May. 18, 2020

Accident & Injury Personal Injury Accident & Injury  Wrongful Death Accident & Injury  Car Accident 

Summary: An explanation of Wisconsin law on contributory negligence.

What is Comparative Fault?


Wisconsin follows the law of comparative fault.  You do not have to be completely blameless in order to have a valid personal injury claim.  A jury or fact finder will determine the amount of fault attributable to all of the parties involved in a lawsuit.  These types of cases are often called cases of "shared responsibility."  After determining the amount of fault, an injured person may still be able to recover if they are not more than fifty percent responsible for causing the accident.  The rules regarding comparative negligence can be difficult and complicated and this is especially the case where a where multiple parties are involved

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