Cumberland County Car Accident
In almost all motor vehicle accidents, it’s important to prove who was liable, or responsible, for the injuries. While minor accidents can be resolved by exchanging insurance information, even minor accidents can produce serious injuries. If you’ve been in a car accident in Cumberland County, North Carolina, it’s important that you have an experienced injury attorney such as those at Nagle & Associates, P.A. review your claim.
In some instances, fault is readily apparent, and acts of negligence, such as running a stop sign, speeding, or rear-ending another vehicle, may require little or no analysis when determining fault. But in other cases, apportioning fault and determining liability can be more challenging. In North Carolina, the doctrine of contributory negligence applies, meaning that if an injured party is even only slightly at fault for an accident that resulted in their injuries, they are not entitled to recover damage from another party, no matter what their degree of fault was.
What is the Accident Was Partly My Fault?
If you think a car accident was partially or entirely your fault, you should contact your own insurance company. North Carolina is a contributory negligence state, meaning that if an injured party is partially at fault for an accident (even to a very slight degree) they are not entitled to recovery against the other driver. Instead, an injured party will need to make a claim under the collision coverage of their own policy. A plaintiff can only recover from the other driver (or under their uninsured motorist coverage) if they were not in any way at fault.
If you suffered serious injuries in an automobile accident in Cumberland County, North Carolina due to another driver’s negligence, contact Nagle & Associates, P.A. online or call (800) 411-1583 to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our accident attorneys today.