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I suggest that you contact another personal injury attorney in the state where this accident happened and see whether or not that attorney would be willing to undertake your representation. It appears that you may have serious liability issues concerning your claim, particularly if you had been drinking. This may be why the first attorney declined to accept your case. I suggest you seek out another attorney as soon as possible, as you have a limited time within which to bring a claim before the statute of limitations will run.
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The state where the accident occurred will have a significant impact on whether an attorney will take your case. North Carolina is one of only a few states in which contributory negligence is a complete bar to recovery. That means that even if you were only partially at fault, you cannot recover. If the accident occurred in another state, you may have a better chance of recovery.
Consult an attorney in the state where the accident occurred immediately.
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