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Q:
If someone is largely - but not entirely - to blame for their own accident, will that preclude them from recovering damages for their personal injuries in a negligence or defective products lawsuit?

A:
No. Under New York law, as a general rule, each party must accept responsibility for their own respective share of the blame for the accident, and therefore, must also pay their proportionate share of the damages for a plaintiff's personal injuries.
Jonathan Cooper
Non-Compete, Trade Secret and School Negligence Lawyer