Wilmington 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.
Collins Law Firm is located in Wilmington, North Carolina, which is a coastal city and the county seat for New Hanover County, NC. Wilmington, NC is primarily located between the Cape Fear River on its west and Wrightsville Beach and the Atlantic Ocean on its east. New Hanover County is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Pender County to the north, and Brunswick County to the west. If you are charged with a crime or receive a traffic citation such as a speeding ticket in Wilmington, NC your court date will be in the New Hanover County courthouse unless you are charged with a federal crime.
Collins Law Firm regularly represents people charged with crimes or traffic violations with court appearances in the New Hanover County courthouse in Wilmington, NC, which is located at 316 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.