Partial Fault in a Premises Liability Case
If you are at partial fault in a premises liability case, you likely still have many options in North Carolina. Check out this video then give us a call.
What if I’m partially at fault for my premises liability injury?
Recently, someone called my office in North Carolina. Unfortunately, they believe that they were partially at fault when they walked somewhere that was marked that said, “Do not enter.” Unfortunately, this is something that is almost fatal to a premises liability case in Richmond County, NC.
North Carolina follows a legal doctrine called contributory negligence, which is a fancy way of saying that you caused your own injury. You caused enough of your own injury that you can’t win a lawsuit. In fact, the doctrine is so specific that even if you are just 1.5% at fault, a judge is going to instruct a jury that they are to award zero in the verdict.
If you were at fault, unfortunately, you’re going to have to take care of the medical bills. You’re going to have to work through your healing process as best you can. It is not the kind of case that we can file a claim for and expect to win.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured on another person’s property in North Carolina and have questions about partial fault in a premises liability case? Contact experienced Richmond County, NC premises liability lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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