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How Does Shared Fault Affect the Value of a Wrongful Death Claim
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How Does Shared Fault Affect the Value of a Wrongful Death Claim?

Shared fault in a wrongful death is not unusual in New York City. State laws allow the family to obtain damages using comparative fault. When both parties to the accident are negligent, comparative fault lets the family receive damages although the percentage of the decedent’s negligence might decrease the final amount proportionally.

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