Goldsboro Car Accident Lawyers
Being injured in a motor vehicle accident can be a life-changing experience. It can result in pain, emotional distress, the loss of your livelihood, time-consuming and expensive medical treatments, and potential permanent disability. Injuries can range from whiplash to catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage. In the blink of an eye, your world can be majorly impacted, not only for you but your family.
If you have been injured in a negligence-based car accident anywhere in North Carolina, you can turn to Strickland Agner Pittman for competent and proven legal help. Our team of Goldsboro car accident attorneys has decades of experience that can be used on your behalf to help you secure the maximum compensation you deserve for your losses and injuries. You can get started by scheduling a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys as soon as possible after your accident. We highly recommend you do this before talking to insurance adjusters whose main objective is to settle quickly with payouts that typically do not fully reflect what your case may be worth.
Car Accident Cases in North Carolina
Car accidents are the most common cause of personal injury claims and lawsuits. Unfortunately, these accidents occur by the millions across the country, resulting in injuries of every conceivable nature to drivers and their passengers. They are typically caused by human error, ranging from negligence-based behavior such as violating traffic laws to plain inattention while behind the wheel.
At Strickland Agner Pittman, we represent the injured in all types of auto accidents, including the following:
- Rear-end collisions
- Drunk driving accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Distracted driving accidents, such as texting while driving
- Fatal traffic accidents
- Side-impact crashes
North Carolina requires all drivers to be covered by minimum auto insurance amounts along with uninsured motorist insurance. Uninsured insurance covers you when injured by an at-fault driver who failed to have insurance coverage at the time of your accident. Underinsured coverage is another form of auto insurance that covers your claim when it exceeds the insurance coverage of the at-fault driver. In some cases, you may need to collect from your own insurance company through your uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage.
Thus, car accident claims may involve your own insurance company, the at-fault driver’s insurer, or a lawsuit filed against the at-fault driver for the compensation to which you are entitled under North Carolina personal injury law. The at-fault driver can not only be the driver of another vehicle but the driver of the vehicle in which you were a passenger at the time of the crash.
The damages you may be entitled to in a car accident claim may include the following:
- Past and future medical expenses covering all treatments associated with your injuries
- Lost wages or income due to the inability to work
- Loss of earning capacity if you suffered a permanent disability that does not allow you to return to work
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Lifetime medical care plan for permanent disability
- Property damage to your vehicle along with rental vehicle expenses
Where a particular party was especially careless or reckless, punitive damages intended to punish that at-fault driver may be awarded by a judge or jury.
It is vital to remember that you should not answer questions or make recorded statements with insurance adjusters. Though the adjusters say they are just trying to determine the “facts,” they are really looking for a basis to deny your claim and fair compensation for your injuries. Before you give a recorded statement that can be used against you later, discuss your case with one of our capable attorneys. North Carolina operates on a “contributory negligence” basis in these matters. This means that you will not be able to recover compensation if you partially contributed to the accident. Insurance adjusters will be looking for any way they can pin even the slightest amount of fault on you for your injuries.
Our Goldsboro car accident lawyers have been dealing with insurance companies for years. By putting us on your side immediately, we can prevent any pitfalls and errors that could lead to a denial of your claim and right to compensation. You have nothing to lose by phoning us to discuss your case in detail in a free case review. Take advantage of our extensive experience, comprehensive case preparation, negotiation, and trial skills to secure an optimum outcome.