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Comparative Negligence: Texas is a 'comparative negligence' state, which is distinguishable from 'contributory negligence' states. Simply put, this means that in order for a party to be legally considered liable to an injured party, the injured party must be able to establish that the 'liable' party was more than 50% at fault. If the liable party is determined to be 50% at fault or less, the injured party will likely be barred from a recovery.
This varies considerably from 'contributory negligence,' in which case an injured party is entitled to a recovery from the liable party of whatever percent of liability can be attributed to the liable party, even if it is determeined to be less than 50%.
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