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A PETITION SEEKING TO CHANGE THE LAW OF CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE IN NORTH CAROLINA.

NORTH CAROLINA IS ONE OF FOUR STATES IN THE UNITED STATES IN WHICH THE OUTDATED DOCTRINE OF CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE IS STILL THE LAW. THIS DOCTRINE STATES THAT A PERSON INJURED AS A RESULT OF HIS OR HER OWN NEGLIGENCE CANNOT RECOVER DAMAGES FROM ANOTHER NEGLIGENT PARTY REGARDLESS OF THE RELATIVE FAULT OF EITHER PARTY. UNDER THIS LAW, ANOTHER PARTY COULD BE 99\% AT FAULT IN CAUSING INJURY TO YOU, AND YOU WOULD HAVE NO RIGHT TO RECOVER DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY IF YOU CONTRIBUTED THE OTHER 1\% OF FAULT. FOR INSTANCE, IF YOU WERE DRIVING 40 MPH IN A 35 MPH SPEED ZONE, AND ANOTHER RAN A STOP SIGN AND COLLIDED WITH YOU, YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO RECOVER EVEN THE COST OF CAR REPAIR FROM THAT DRIVER, EVEN THOUGH THE COLLISION WAS OBIVIOUSLY THE OTHER DRIVER'S FAULT.
MOST STATES USE THE DOCTRINE OF "COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE," WHICH APPORTIONS FAULT AMONG THE PARTIES, AND REDUCES THE DAMAGES RECOVERABLE BY THE PARTY LEAST AT FAULT BY THE DEGREE OF HIS RELATIVE FAULT.UNDER THIS LAW, IN THE ABOVE SCENARIO, IF YOU WERE 1\% AT FAULT, YOU WOULD STILL BE ABLE TO RECOVER THE OTHER 99\% OF YOUR DAMAGES FROM THE DRIVER WHO WAS MOST AT FAULT.
THE LAW OF CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE WILL ONLY BE CHANGED BY NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY. IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED VOTER IN THIS STATE, IT IS TIME TO SEND A MESSAGE TO OUR REPRESENTATIVES THAT WE ARE NOT PAYING OUR HARD-EARNED DOLLARS IN INSURANCE PREMIUMS JUST SO THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY CAN AVOID FAIR RESPONSIBLITY AND POCKET OUR MONEY.PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND RETURN IT TO PETITION DRIVE, P.O. BOX 10381, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, 28212.PLEASE PRINT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.THANK YOU. ALSO YOU CAN E-MAIL IT TO ME AT [email protected]

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  • 02 February 20161000. Aldin T
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2016999. Ivan Vwhitej
    Our contributory negligence law is an antiquated concept that prevents injured NC citizens from recovering appropriate damages and should be revised in favor of comparative negligence as the vast majority of other states have done. Names and Addresses* Iv
  • 21 January 2016998. Martin L
    My son was killed by a driver driving at excessive speed and was in process of discarding marijuana from the car. We have no recourse. This is just not right and I was shocked to learn of this rediculous law. I would be anxious to discuss this with anyone
  • 21 January 2016997. Hannah K
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  • 19 January 2016996. Steven Cs
    Lets abolish this law today Names and Addresses* 1035 Cress School Road, Salisbury, NC 28147
  • 18 January 2016995. Janice C
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  • 07 January 2016994. Jennifer S
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  • 31 December 2015993. Richard Lk
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  • 30 December 2015992. Anthony E
    R.I.P. Superman I'll see you on the other side Names and Addresses* 505 avery creek rd arden nc 28704
  • 20 December 2015991. Barry E
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  • 18 December 2015990. Bridget R
    Ð’ Names and Addresses* bridget rimpf 2700 thackery road apt. 11 greenville, nc 27858
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  • 25 November 2015982. Amanda N
    my daughter died in NC and this law sdrewed up everything. The bar that served her under age denied it and now we have to pay although we have pictures to prove it's the bars fault! Names and Addresses* Amanda Neally 4767 Savona Campbell Rd Campbell NY 14
  • 21 November 2015981. Susi T
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  • 17 October 2015975. Ronald Edwinc
    This change is required for fairness to prevail! Names and Addresses* 2203 Rhonda Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278
  • 15 October 2015974. Faith A
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