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Comparative negligence is the legal practice of assigning a percent of blame for an accident and allowing a person to sue for that portion of the damages. This doctrine is used throughout the majority of American jurisdictions. Comparative negligence includes the following forms:
Wisconsin works under the premise that a plaintiff’s fault cannot be greater than the defendant’s. This means that a plaintiff can hold half of the fault, but any amount greater than 51 percent will prohibit them from filing a claim.