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Charlotte Attorney Calls on North Carolina Senate to Pass "Comparative Negligence" Bill in Order to Better Protect Injury Victims in State
Date:7/23/2009

This doctrine is essentially a denial of access to justice for these folks."

Bills to change the state's negligence standards have been pushed and failed since the mid-1980s, but a bill sponsored by Rep. Blust passed the House in May. The bill is now under consideration by the Senate.

Supporters of H813 - the "Uniform Apportionment of Tort Responsibility" Act - argue that North Carolina should switch to a system in which fault is apportioned out to each party in a negligence case. So in the case of a $100,000 settlement, an injured party who was found to be 10 percent responsible for her accident would only be paid $90,000. Under the present law as it exists in North Carolina, this injured plaintiff would receive nothing.

Auger & Auger's practice is focused on personal injury litigation and the firm has more than 19 years of experience in this niche. The firm's lawyers meet with each client and carefully explain the steps they need to protect themselves and any loved ones who have personal injuries. Auger & Auger offers free initial consultations in Charlotte, so clients can ask all the questions they have and get the help they need.

For more information, please visit www.augerlaw.com or call 704.315.2589.

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