<Section effective until occurrence of contingency. See note following section effective upon occurrence of contingency.>
Contributory negligence does not bar recovery in an action by a person or the person's
legal representative to recover damages for negligence resulting in death or injury
to the person or property if the contributory negligence was not greater than the
negligence of the person or the combined negligence of all persons against whom recovery
is sought, but any damages allowed must be diminished in the proportion to the percentage
of negligence attributable to the person recovering.
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