Let us assume that you have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, and that the other driver was at fault. During the investigation of the accident you learn that the driver was working on company business at the time of the collision, and that the company that owned the truck had contracted the maintenance of the truck's brakes to another firm that had failed to perform those services competently. So, in addition to the driver's carelessness the brakes were also not working properly when he lost control of the vehicle.
As you can see, in a personal injury lawsuit based on such an event you can be looking at multiple defendants: the driver, the company he or she worked for, and the brake service contractor. Under Texas law, if you prevail in your lawsuit, how is the money damages award to be allocated among these parties?