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fault

In legal medicine, failing to meet an obligation; a legal responsibility for a failed outcome.
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Under Pennsylvania's Fair Share Act, defendants determined to be less than 60% at fault are liable solely for damages proportionate to their percentage of fault, and not for any portion of harm done by any other entity.
Most motorists who are at fault have little to offer except coverage under their insurance policies, Carroll said.
Proponents say the bill will result in lower premiums for most drivers because insurance companies would not have to spend money determining who is at fault in accidents and defending lawsuits by accident victims.