I noticed this abstract because it confirms an earlier post about how accident verdicts and awards can be apportioned.
Although in this case it looks like the liability was divided between the defendants, as I mentioned in the above link, the plaintiff, too, can be held liable for a percentage.
Rugar v. The State of N.Y., 118851
New York State, Court of Claims, Acting Judge Terry Jane Ruderman
Primary Driver Apportioned 55% Liability For Accident, State Found 45% Negligent