According to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (2018 data), approximately 125,000 people suffered injuries and about 1,400 people are killed per year in North Carolina vehicle crashes.
If you or a family member was seriously injured in an automobile crash anywhere in North Carolina, our experienced Raleigh car accident attorneys can help you get fair compensation for your claim.What can I Recover for My North Carolina Car Accident Claim?
If you are a victim of a car crash in North Carolina, you have the right to recover compensation for your personal injury damages and damage to your property including your vehicle.
The type of personal injury damages recoverable in a North Carolina car accident claim include:
- Medical expenses including future expenses
- Loss of income and business opportunities
- Compensation for pain suffering including future pain and suffering
- Compensation for any scarring or disfigurement of a body part such as a loss of a limb
For tragic cases where the victim has been killed in the crash, North Carolina law allows the family of the victim to recover medical expenses, future lost wages, and damages for the overall loss of support and companionship of the deceased.
A victim of a North Carolina car crash can also recover for property damage including repair costs, loss of use, or in the case of a total loss, the value of the vehicle.Common Causes of North Carolina Car Accidents
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has complied years of data on car crashes. Based on this data and our twenty-plus years of experience helping North Carolina car accident victims, here are some common causes of car accidents:
- Failure To Maintain A Proper Lane.
- Failing To Stop At Stop Sign Or Red Light.
- Failure To Reduce Speed.
- Distracted Driving.
- Alcohol and Drug Use.
- Poor roadway conditions
- Driving too fast for the conditions such as wet or icy roads
When a crash was preventable through the use of proper and safe driving by the other driver, the other driver can be found negligent and responsible for your damages.
Our lawyers help car accident victims across North Carolina and we have experience with every type of vehicle accident including complex cases and can get you fairly compensated for your claim.Who is Responsible to Pay and How Does Insurance Work in a North Carolina Car Accident Claim?
North Carolina law allows a car accident victim to bring a claim against the person or corporation responsible for causing the wreck. In most instances, the other driver or corporation will have insurance that is required under the terms of the insurance policy to pay damages caused by the driver.
In North Carolina, the insurance market for private passenger cars is dominated by a few companies including:
- State Farm
- North Carolina Farm Bureau
- National General
- Liberty Mutual
- Discovery Insurance
There are other insurance companies such as the Travelers and Zurich that issue policies that typically provide coverage for commercial vehicles.
Our car accident lawyers serve Raleigh and all of North Carolina and we have experience handling claims with all of these insurance companies. We can help you with your claim against an insurance company.What if The Other Driver Does not Have Enough Insurance
Under North Carolina law, every motor vehicle registered for use must have at least $30,000 of insurance for bodily injury to another person.
Unfortunately, there are many North Carolina auto wreck cases that involve a driver who does not have insurance or has only the $30,000 of minimum coverage. When that happens, it is critical that your auto accident lawyer knows how to investigate and find additional insurance coverage.
An investigation to find additional insurance may include filing a lawsuit to learn more about the person who caused the wreck. In other instances, additional insurance may be found in the form of coverage called uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.
If you have a question about the insurance available for your North Carolina car injury claim, the lawyers at Hendren Redwine & Malone can help you.Hire an Experienced Car Accident Law Firm
Our Raleigh car accident lawyers have been helping car accident victims across North Carolina for over twenty years and we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients across our great state. We can help you too. We have the resources to handle any case against any responsible party regardless of size or location. Call us for a free consultation at 866-874-5253.