Contributory Fault Chargeable to the Claimant Law and Legal Definition

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Pursuant to the Uniform Comparative Fault Act, "Contributory fault chargeable to the claimant" includes legally imputed fault as in the cases of principal and agent and of an action for loss of services of a spouse. Moreover, it covers a situation in which fault is not imputed but would still have barred recovery prior to passage of the Act. For instance, a wrongful-death action in which the decedent's contributory negligence would have barred recovery even though it was not imputed to the person bringing the action.