concurrent negligence

concurrent negligence
Consists of the negligence of two or more persons concurring, not necessarily in point of time, but in point of consequence, in producing a single indivisible injury. Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Towbridge, Com.Pl., 38 Ohio Misc. 55, 311 N.E.2d 901, 905.
Arises where the same injury is proximately caused by the concurrent wrongful acts or omissions of two or more persons acting independently.
- contributory negligence

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