A car accident can be devastating, leaving a victim with serious or life-threatening injuries that require hospitalization. There is often the possibility of irreversible physical damage or loss of life.
A car crash can leave you disabled and in pain, particularly when the injuries are serious and emergency medical treatment is required. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in the Goldsboro area, it is crucial that you seek legal advice from an experienced law firm. Your health and wellbeing – physically, emotionally and financially – are the primary concerns of the car accident lawyers at Strickland, Agner & Associates.
Find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve after a car accident in North Carolina. Call us now or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation that comes with no strings attached.
About Car Accidents in North Carolina
A car accident is usually the result of negligence, whether speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, reckless driving or some other form of carelessness. The operator of a vehicle is at fault when he or she was reckless, even if unintentionally. Types of reckless driving (NCGS Sect. 20-140) range from distraction, to dangerous vehicle deficiencies (such as bald tires or worn brakes), to driving while intoxicated and others.
The North Carolina safe driving laws include the following:
- Headlights must be on sunset to sunrise, if visibility is 400 feet or less and if windshield wipers are on.
- All drivers are forbidden to text while driving and persons under 18 cannot use cell phones unless seeking emergency help by dialing 911.
- Seat belts must be worn by everyone 16 years old and older, and children younger than 16 must follow the child car seat laws as defined in the North Carolina DMV Manual.
The most common causes of car accidents in the state are:
- Speeding or failure to reduce speed (NCGS Sect. 21-141).
- Failure to yield (NCGS Sect. 20-158).
- Driving while intoxicated (NCGS Sect. 20-138).
- Dangerous road conditions.
- Equipment (car) deficiencies (NCGS Chapter 20 article 3).
- Improper merging or unsafe movements.
- Driver overreaction to another vehicle’s sudden unsafe movement.
In North Carolina, car accidents in one year accounted for over 1,260 people killed and over 110,000 people injured in over 213,000 total car accidents. The majority of accidents occurred between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. About 30 percent of the fatal car accidents were speed-related.
How Our Goldsboro Accident Lawyer Can Help You
An typical person is not aware of all the state laws and regulations regarding car accidents. There are many ways in which a driver can be held responsible (liable) for an accident that has caused you or a family member to be injured. Protect your rights by letting our team of qualified attorneys review the facts in your case.
When it comes to investigating the cause of a car accident, Strickland, Agner & Associates has years of experience. We often work closely with highly respected accident investigators and accident reconstruction experts. Our accident investigators work to determine who was really at fault. In order to do this, it may be necessary to reconstruct the scene and determine the speed, position of vehicles and other important facts.
Our attorneys deal with insurance companies and take the worry out of negotiating and settling a claim. We are your advocates – and we fight hard for our clients from start to finish.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Goldsboro Car Accident Attorney
Help is only a phone call away, and we stand ready to get your injury claim moving forward. Call on our firm to professionally handle all legal issues related to your car accident, including filings, medical records and reports, accident investigation, financial evaluations regarding current and future estimated losses and all other details.
There is no up-front charge for our services. We are paid only when we recover compensation for you. Strickland, Agner & Associates provides free consultations to car accident victims in Goldsboro and surrounding areas. Let us give you peace of mind and the compassionate, professional legal advice that you need.
Contact us now for a free claim review and discussion of your legal options.
- North Carolina DMV Manual: North Carolina Driver’s Handbook
- North Carolina General Statutes: Chapter 20: Motor Vehicles
- Connect NCDOT: Crash Data and Maps