Can I recover compensation if was partially at fault for the accident?
As a state that utilizes a system of pure comparative fault, it is possible to recover compensation for any accident for which you share partial fault, regardless of degree. However, the amount of compensation that may be recovered will directly reflect the degree of fault you are found to be responsible for. For example, it would only be possible for you to recover 60% of the total damages awarded in the case if you were found to have been 40% at fault for the accident itself.
To discuss how this law will affect your personal injury claim with a New York attorney at Hach & Rose, LLP, please call our New York offices at (212) 779-0057 today.