In New York, as long as someone else bears at least a portion of the responsibility for your injuries, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit – but your damages will be reduced by the percentage of blame assigned to you. For instance, if you were hurt in a car accident and it is determined that the accident was 40% your fault and 60% the fault of the other driver, you can still file a personal injury claim – but any damages awarded to you will be reduced by 40%.