Most people would agree that in our example the main cause of the wreck was Car B’s failing to stop at the stop sign. As such, maybe Car B is 95% – 99% negligent. Concurrently, Car A may be negligent as well for its excessive speed, maybe 1% – 5% negligent.
Under North Carolina law, if the driver of Car A is even just 1% negligent (and that negligence was a proximate cause in the accident), they are unable to recover money damages.
While the law of contributory negligence is very strict, there are ways around it. Over the years there have been thousands of cases dealing with different facets of contributory negligence. This is why it is important to discuss your case with a skilled Charlotte personal injury lawyer
at Rosensteel Fleishman, PLLC. Our lawyers know what facts to look out for to help your case. Further, our lawyers have access to the latest technology to examine up to the minute changes in the law.