Contributory negligence is only upheld in a few states throughout the nation. This is because contributory negligence is an unfair law that prevents victims of premises liability from collecting the compensation they deserve.
Contributory negligence is only applicable to claims filed in North Carolina, because it is one of the few states left in the country that still upholds this form of negligence.
Pure contributory negligence prevents the plaintiff from collecting any compensation if they were at all liable for their own injuries. For instance, if you slip and fall on another person’s property, and the jury determines that you were only 1% responsible, the law of contributory negligence prevents you from collecting any compensation.
A premises liability case involving contributory negligence can be very difficult. Simply because you are injured on another person’s property does not mean that you are entitled to substantial compensation.
In addition to contributory negligence, there are other rules and regulations that may weaken your premises liability claim. Statutes of limitations affect the length of time you have to file your premises liability claim.