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If my auto accident was caused by a drunk driver, am I entitled to punitive damages?

Victims of North Carolina auto accidents are entitled to recover a variety of damages. While most of the damages that auto accident plaintiffs recover are considered compensatory damages (i.e., damages intended to compensate a plaintiff for their injuries, expenses, pain, or suffering), another type of damages are available to drunk driving victims. If your accident […]

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What is Contributory Negligence?

North Carolina auto accident claims can sometimes be more complicated than initially thought — primarily due to a very strict North Carolina law called “contributory negligence.” In North Carolina, unlike most other states, contributory negligence completely bars a plaintiff’s claim if the plaintiff was also negligent. Contributory negligence is a very strict rule of law. […]

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I was injured in an auto accident in North Carolina. What am I entitled to receive for compensation?

If you are injured in an auto accident in North Carolina, you are generally entitled to receive compensation for: (1) medical expenses; (2) loss of earnings; (3) pain & suffering; (4) scarring and/or disfigurement; and (5) permanent impairment or permanent loss of function. In order to receive compensation, you and your attorney have to prove […]

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