Contributory Negligence as a Bar to Personal Injury Compensation in North Carolina

Recovering personal injury compensation in North Carolina is trickier than in nearly all other states. This is because North Carolina still follows the antiquated rule of contributory negligence, not the modern rule of comparative negligence.  For many personal injury claimants, contributory negligence will act as a complete bar to recovery of any compensation.  Insurance adjusters, […]

Recovery of Punitive Damages in Raleigh Car Accident

In the vast majority of lawsuits based upon a North Carolina car accident, the negligent driver will not be liable for punitive damages.  North Carolina’s standard for recovery of punitive damages is extremely high; the defendant to the litigation must have acted in a wilful or wanton manner.  Proving such conduct is difficult and can […]