New Bern, NC asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for North Carolina

Q: Is there any way to get justice for a fender bender the person in front is at fault

The woman was on hwr phone and stopped 15 ft before the lime at the light slamming on her breaks i was slowing down to come to a stop at the light and ended up haveing to slam on the breaks as well my leg is hurt ans my car is totaled all she has is a little scratch she knew she was at fault telling the officer she wasnt going to filw a claim until the officer said i was at fault how do i go about this ? I have thw baisic of basic liability insirance and idk how much this is going to effect it

Thank you

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: First,contact a member of the NC Assn for Justice--they give free consults. Second, do not discuss this further on this page or any page, or facebook etc.

Yours is a very tough case----in part because while she is careless if she came to a complete stop that early, you have to leave enough room that she can stop "within the assured clear distance ahead, " in other words assuming something came into the path of the driver in front, a speed that still lets you stop if the driver in front thas to make an emergency stop.

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