If you’re injured in a car accident, you’re almost certainly going to talk to an adjuster.
Sometimes, you have to talk to at least one before you get legal advice. We understand, but our lawyers urge people to be VERY careful when talking to adjusters.
North Carolina is one of only four states that still follows the unfair law of contributory negligence. Adjusters will often claim you were partially at fault, even if you weren’t, to see if they can get you to drop your claim.
Adjusters will also claim that the defendant had a “sudden emergency” and that as a result, they don’t have to pay for your losses.
The personal injury lawyers at Miller Law Group have been rated as “preeminent” in the area of personal injury, including car accidents. The reason is, other lawyers and judges know that our lawyers know the law surrounding car accidents, and they can advise you as to what your rights REALLY are.
Not every action amounts to contributory negligence, and there are other laws, like last clear chance, which can defeat contributory negligence.
Likewise, not every event is sudden, nor is it an emergency, and if the defendant CREATES the emergency, for instance by driving too fast or texting, then they don’t get to use that as a defense.