What is Contributory Negligence? Get Straight Answers From an Experienced Attorney
Most insurance companies have their own best interests at heart after a car accident. When they contact you, they are often want information that may allow the company to reduce or deny your right to recover compensation after your accident. The reason is because North Carolina is a "contributory negligence" state. That means if you were found to be partially responsible for your accident, you will not receive any compensation for your injuries.
In some other states (but not in North Carolina), damage payments are allocated in proportion to each party's responsibility for causing an accident.
In North Carolina, if you are injured in an accident by a drunk driver who runs a red light, you might believe you are entitled to compensation. However, if it's proved that you were going over the speed limit when you were hit by the drunk driver, you may be unable to collect any compensation due to the contributory negligence doctrine.
Contributory negligence car accident cases can be extremely complicated. That's why it's critical you contact a North Carolina car accident lawyer who knows how to negotiate with insurance companies and get people the compensation they rightfully deserve.
Don't give up hope. Contact us. The car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard Flexner have a well-earned reputation for helping people throughout North Carolina. Every accident is unique. That's why we can work with you and help you create a strategy that addresses your specific legal needs.
Contributory negligence car accident cases are complicated. We can help
Dealing with severe injuries and car accidents can be overwhelming. All you and your family want to do is focus on your recovery. Instead, you're forced to deal with insurance companies, mountains of paperwork and perhaps even unpaid bills. Don't suffer in silence. Contact the Law Offices of Richard Flexner. In Brunswick County and throughout North Carolina, our attorneys have a stellar reputation for being some of the best car accident lawyers.
One of the things that sets us apart from other lawyers is our commitment to our clients. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We believe everyone deserves top-notch legal representation. That's why work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay if we win. It's that simple.