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WHAT NEW YORK'S PURE COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE LAW MEANS FOR YOUR CAR ACCIDENT

New York is one of 13 states that have a pure comparative negligence law. For the purposes of a car accident, this means that if a negligent driver hit you, you can recover compensation for your injuries, even if you were partially responsible. The percentage of fault a party must bear is question of fact for the jury, or the judge in a bench trail. The amount you recover gets reduced in proportion to your share of the blame. Here's a simple example:

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