New Hanover County NC Auto Accident Lawyer David Collins
As in almost every other state, drivers and owners of automobiles in the state of North Carolina, are required to have liability insurance. In North Carolina, if a person is hurt by the driver of a motor vehicle they may be entitled to payment or reparation for their loss.
Even if the driver of the vehicle who caused the injury had no insurance, so long as the owner or driver has uninsured coverage, it is possible to receive compensation under their own policy. North Carolina however is one of the few states in which the "contributory negligence" doctrine is still applied. This doctrine states that if a judge or jury decides that the plaintiff was even 1% at fault, they may be disqualified from receiving any compensation. The insurance laws and regulations are complicated and you should consult with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney immediately to help you if you are hurt in an accident involving a vehicle.
Should you or someone you know get hurt in a motor vehicle accident, contact Collins Law Firm at 910-793-900 for a free consultation.
New Hanover County, North Carolina is located in southeastern North Carolina and is bordered on the East by the Atlantic Ocean. The northern border of New Hanover County is Pender County, and the western border is Brunswick County. Wilmington, North Carolina is the county seat of New Hanover County and is where the New Hanover County courthouse is located.
If you are charged with a crime or receive a traffic citation such as a speeding ticket anywhere within New Hanover County, your court date and court appearance will be in the New Hanover County courthouse in Wilmington, NC unless you are charged with a federal crime. Collins Law Firm regularly represents people charged with crimes or who have received traffic tickets in New Hanover County.
The New Hanover County Courthouse is located at 316 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.