What is Negligence in Personal Injury Claims?

Negligence is one of the most important legal concepts associated with personal injury claims. Negligence can occur when a person, either accidentally or intentionally, acts or fails to act in a way that another reasonable person would or would not act.

Negligence may sound confusing, but it is the basis for many different types of personal injury claims. For instance, if you are driving in a car, and you are rear-ended by another driver, they would be held liable for the damages you sustain. Their negligence in not paying attention to the traffic around them led to the accident. They did not take reasonable care while driving.

When you file a personal injury claim, it is important to show that the negligence of the other party directly resulted in the incident that caused your personal injury. If you are filing your personal injury claim alone, this can be very difficult.

The best thing to do if you are filing a personal injury claim is contact DeMayo Law Offices. A personal injury negligence claim must be researched and certain rules and regulations must be followed. Many states have statutes of limitations that limit the amount of time you have to file your negligence personal injury claim. By fully investigating the circumstances surrounding your injury, an experienced DeMayo Law Offices personal injury lawyer can help prove that the negligence of the other party led to your personal injury.

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 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 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.

Contact DeMayo Law Offices 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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