Q: In a contributory state, what can deny a driver of suing the other party?
If in a car accident, in a contributory state, if my insurance denies the driver's claim and the driver's insurance denies my claim. Can the other driver sue in a civil case? I have injuries and the other driver has none.
A: The doctrine of contributory negligence stands for the concept that one who causes or contributes to his accident is completely barred from recovering for his injuries. Whether the doctrine applies depends upon the facts of each case. You should contact a personal injury attorney who can learn more specifics about your case and provide some further insight. You may have a case, you may not. You may be entitled to medical expense benefits regardless of who is at fault if you have that type of coverage on your auto policy. Most lawyers offer free a consultation. Contact a lawyer.
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