Contributory Negligence


In the state of North Carolina, we have contributory negligence. Contributory negligence maintains that if a person contributes to their own injuries in any way, they are not entitled to any compensation.

In other words, if you are injured in an auto accident in which another party is 99% responsible for your injuries, and you are 1% at fault, you are still not entitled to any compensation because you contributed to your auto accident injuries.

Unfortunately, North Carolina is one of those few states that still adhere to contributory negligence. Often times, insurance companies will attempt to have you admit that the incident was partly your fault. The DeMayo Law Offices, L.L.P. ® will assist you in your claim process and ensure that the right parties are held responsible.

Any admission of fault can severely affect any compensation received from being injured in an auto accident. Dealing with insurance companies can be difficult, and an auto accident lawyer can be a very helpful guide.

For many people, the thought of hiring an auto accident lawyer gives the impression of large legal bills. However, DeMayo Law Offices offer free initial consultations, and we work on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not take an attorney fee unless we receive money on your behalf for your accident.

Read more about auto accident negligence and auto accident comparative negligence.

Contact DeMayo Law Offices, L.L.P. ® today to schedule your initial consultation. An auto accident lawyer can provide much needed help in the time following an auto accident, so contact our offices as soon as possible.

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