In North Carolina, we have contributory negligence. Contributory negligence means that if you are involved in an accident that is not your fault, but you are found to be at fault even if it is slight, then you cannot recover money damages. For example, one party may be 99% at fault, but if you are found to be 1% at fault, then this is a complete bar to you recovering monetary damages. Contributory negligence is a very harsh, drastic rule and North Carolina is in the minority of states that follows this archaic rule.
Because of this law, it is vital to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as quickly as possible. Right after an accident, police officers and insurance adjusters will be asking you to make a statement about what caused the accident. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys will advise you not to make any statements to police officers or insurance adjusters. Any statement that you make can and will be used against you. Your statements can be used to show that you were at least 1% responsible for your personal injury.
At Bell & Bell Law Firm P.C., our team of aggressive Charlotte personal injury attorneys will guide you every step of the way. We handle all communications with police and insurance companies on your behalf so that your sole focus can be to regain your health.
We are experienced personal injury attorneys that care for our clients and their families. We are a family law firm that will fight to see that you receive the money reward that you deserve.
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