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Posted by Christina Cribbs
What is the right to contribution? Simply stated, the right to contribution arises when the negligent act(s) of one party combines with the negligent act(s) of another party and cause a single injury to the plaintiff. In this situation, if one of the at-fault parties compensates the plaintiff for his injuries, he can then seek recovery from the other at-fault party, also known as a joint tortfeasor. In other words, the at-fault party that paid the plaintiff can require the other at-fault party to pay him back, so he is not stuck “holding the bag.” This right of recovery is known as contribution.
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