§ 41-3-1 Joint tortfeasors defined
§ 41-3-2 Right of contribution; accrual; pro rata share
§ 41-3-3 Judgment against one tortfeasor
§ 41-3-4 Release; effect on injured person’s claim
§ 41-3-5 Release; effect on right of contribution
§ 41-3-6 Indemnity
§ 41-3-7 Uniformity of interpretation
§ 41-3-8 Short title

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 41 > Article 3

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.