Several liability – this legal term applies in the area of Tort Law. In some legal systems the proportional liability entitles a defendant of claim for damages, to be liable only for these damages he has caused with his participation in the tort (i.e. not to the extention of the whole amount of pursued damages). It applies in lawsuits where more than one party’s negligence is found to have caused property damage, personal injuries or fatalities. A synonym is “proportionate liability”.