North Carolina is not safe.
To Best Places:
Due to an archaic discriminatory common law North Carolina is not a good place to move to or to live in.
It is known as the 1% contributory negligence law.
For a company or corporation that has been negligent and is without conscience they and their insurer will use the discriminatory law to try to find you 1% responsible for your injury (in my case it was a hazard created by Biltmore Farms LLC that caused my fall).
I took one year prior to moving to NC to research NC and other states. Nowhere did I find a mention of this NC law. I may have seen Best Places lists however I didn't read any comments such as the one I'm posting here.
This is critical information, particularly for people who want to retire to NC.
AARP partners with Hartford Insurance, the corporation that worked with Biltmore Farms LLC to try to find me responsible for my injury.
I wrote a petition on change dot org that I use to advocate for myself and to educate others.
By going to change dot org and searching under Biltmore Farms LLC, you will find my petition.
Were it not for comments such as these a truer picture of places is difficult to know.
Thank-you Best Places, every time I'm able to let others know what could happen to them, I feel I've done what I could to prevent others from making the NC choice I did.
Please do your own research if this law and it's consequences appear too difficult to believe.
My injury in NC resulted in the loss of my health, my business, my ability to work, my savings/retirement, and my most loved dogs.
I've moved to continue medical care in the state of Ohio.
Meg Conway, formerly of Asheville NC