When you are confronted with the harsh reality of a vehicle accident, it can be an overwhelming experience. To navigate through this challenging period, you require a team of dedicated legal professionals who specialize solely in crash-related personal injury cases.
Many North Carolina-based law firms comes with a proven track record in handling cases arising from car accidents in North Carolina, making us the ideal choice for your legal representation.
What To Do Post-Accident
The aftermath of a car accident can be a whirlwind of emotions and confusion. It’s critical to remember that your actions at this juncture can significantly impact your potential compensation. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do post-accident:
- Safety First: Check for injuries and move vehicles out of the road, if possible.
- Call 9-1-1: Report the accident and any injuries to ensure prompt medical attention and to obtain a police report.
- Exchange Information: Collect the other driver’s contact and insurance information.
- Speak to Witnesses: Gather contact information from any witnesses.
- Avoid Admitting Fault: Be truthful yet cautious with your statements to avoid affecting your compensation.
- Contact a Car Accident Lawyer: Consult with a legal professional before engaging with insurance companies.
Understanding Insurance Claims
While insurance companies should have your best interest at heart, their primary agenda is minimizing their expenses. Without legal representation, you could be undervalued or denied compensation. Our lawyers can assist you in filing a claim against your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
Property Damage Claims
An auto accident claim generally consists of two parts: the personal injury claim and the property damage claim. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate through both these claims, ensuring you get the maximum compensation for all damages related to the accident.
Types of Vehicle Accidents
We have vast experience in handling various types of car accidents, including:
- Hit & Run Accidents
- Drunk Driver Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Rear-End Collisions
- Speeding Accidents
- Accidents with Underinsured/Uninsured Drivers
- Road Defects
- Car/Mechanical Defects
Each accident is unique and requires a tailored legal approach, which our experienced attorneys are well-equipped to provide.
Compensation for Injured Passengers
As an injured passenger, you can make a claim against an at-fault driver’s insurance policy. The process may involve one or more responsible parties. Our experienced car accident attorneys can guide you through the process and ensure no potential compensation is left unclaimed.
Common Mistakes After a Car Accident
It’s vital to avoid certain common mistakes after a car accident. These include admitting fault, failing to get a police report, talking to the other side’s insurance company, signing a settlement without legal advice, and not seeking the help of a car accident lawyer. Our attorneys can help you steer clear of these pitfalls, protecting your legal rights and maximizing your compensation.
Auto accidents are far too common in North Carolina, with the state’s auto accident fatality rate being higher than the U.S. national average. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident in North Carolina, it’s crucial to seek legal help immediately. Our attorneys can provide you with a free consultation, giving you a clear understanding of your legal rights and the next steps.