Concurrent Negligence Law and Legal Definition

Concurrent negligence means negligence of two of more persons acting independently. It may happen when plaintiff and defendant both contribute to produce the injury for which damages are claimed. [Dyerson v. Union P. R. Co., 74 Kan. 528 (Kan. 1906)]

It may also happen when negligence of a third person is concurring with that of the defendant. When there is negligence of a third person concurring with that of the defendant, the plaintiff may sue both together or separately.