Preponderance of the Evidence

May 3rd, 2016

Preponderance of the evidence is the legal standard of proof that requires a party to prove it is more likely an event happened than not, or in percentages terms, more than 50 percent likely. In most personal injury or wrongful death cases in North Carolina, a plaintiff must only prove it is more likely than not that his or her injuries were caused by the defendant (see also—more likely than not, clear and convincing evidence, and beyond a reasonable doubt).