Contributory negligence can be seen as an unfair practice when taken to the extreme. It is referred to as “pure contributory negligence” when a person who is found to be even 1% at fault may be denied all compensation. Many states in America are a bit more lax than this. However, Alabama is one of the few states that applies pure contributory negligence, along with District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. If you are considering filing a claim in the state of Alabama it is important to know this. Alabama’s greatest concern if for the innocent injured party. To learn more about this and the specifics of your case, contact us today, (251) 202-3374.