Personal Injury

February 9, 2017

How Do Courts Determine Negligence?

Negligence is a legal term that you hear a lot in auto accident cases. North Carolina operates on the contributory negligence rule, which means if you were negligent and that negligence contributed to your injury, the court won’t award you any damages. By the way, only four states still use contributory negligence, unlike most states where courts compare all parties’ negligence and award based on percentage of fault. Invariably, the other side in an auto accident case tries to prove that your negligence contributed to your injuries. In a contributory negligence state, the most important argument lawyers present is whether […]