Joint Tortfeasors Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Joint Tortfeasors.

Joint Tortfeasors (noun) refers to two or more individuals or entities that are collectively responsible for a wrongful act or negligence, leading to damage or injury to a person or property, and thus jointly liable for such damages or injuries, regardless of their degree of fault. If a joint tortfeasor believes they have compensated more than their share of fault, they may seek remedy from the court under the principle of contribution.