Accidents Happen Whether You Are Prepared Or Not
Statistically speaking you’re far more likely to be injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident than an airplane accident. However, it’s for more common for people to stress out about turbulence during a flight than to shake with fear over the massive number of bad drivers they share the road with daily. Perhaps this disconnect is a good thing. Constantly worrying about car wrecks is emotionally and psychologically taxing.
An unfortunate side effect of our cognitive dissonance over car accidents is that we don’t spend much time thinking about what we would do in the event of an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are likely wondering what comes next. How will you pay your medical bills? How will you get back on your feet? How can you hold those responsible accountable for their negligence?
It’s Your Pain. Keep More Of Your Treasure After A Motor Vehicle Accident
You can rely on Roberts & Harris PC to go medieval on the insurance dragons and provide you with the treasure trove needed to make things right. Our team includes two experienced personal injury lawyers, one of whom was an insurance company defense lawyer for 15 years before spending the past decade fighting for the rights of injured plaintiffs. We have handled hundreds of jury and bench trials and will fight to the proverbial death to make things right for you and your family. Best of all, we charge a smaller percentage of fees than most injury firms so you don’t have to sacrifice your recovery to get the representation you need.
Top North Carolina Car Accident Injury Lawyers
We handle all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Aircraft accidents
- Boating accidents
Before you sign anything for the insurance adjuster you need to make sure your case has been reviewed by someone looking out for your rights. That means seeking the advice of a proven personal injury lawyer rather than settling for the “expert” opinion of an insurance company employee who is looking out for the insurance company’s bottom line.
What Should You Do After A Car Accident?
First things first, make sure you and those around you are safe. That means pulling off to the shoulder if you are able. Getting medical treatment for the injured is the first priority followed by gathering the names and contact information of witnesses, exchanging insurance information with the other vehicle’s driver, and speaking to any police or state troopers who arrive on the scene.
It’s important to seek medical treatment after an accident even if you feel fine. Once the adrenaline wears off you may start to feel some pain. A physician can also uncover silent killers such as internal bleeding that you may not be aware of. If nothing else, seeking medical treatment creates a record of your potential injuries in the event you decide to pursue a personal injury claim as symptoms arise in the days and weeks after the accident.
If you have any doubts about your rights or what you must do to get the help you need after a car accident, an experienced personal injury attorney should be your first call. It will cost you nothing to find out how the attorneys of Roberts & Harris PC can help you make things right.
Did Your Accident Involve Something Powered By An Engine?
We’ve got you covered. You can rely on our ferocious attorneys to slay the insurance dragons and make sure you have the financial resources you need to cover all the expenses associated with catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and spinal cord injuries. Our record of results includes a $4.9 million settlement for the death of an individual in a small plane crash and a $475,000 settlement in a trucking accident.
What Causes Car Accidents?
Many things can cause a car accident. Everything from an act of God such as terrible weather or human stupidity such as texting while driving can cause car accidents that result in injuries and other damages. For the purposes of personal injury claims, we’ll focus on the reasons for car accidents that can be prevented. After all, you can’t bring a personal injury claim against God. The leading causes of car accidents caused by human negligence include:
- Distracted driving: Texting and driving, fiddling with audio controls, applying makeup, and eating are all examples of distractions behind the wheel.
- Inattentive driving: Examples of inattentive driving include daydreaming, lollygagging, and being a “space cadet”.
- Speeding: Beyond exceeding the speed limit, this includes actions such as speeding up during a yellow (or red) light to avoid having to stop and wait for the next green light.
- Reckless driving: Included reckless actions such as excessive speeding, blowing through stop signs, passing in a “no passing” zone and passing on the shoulder.
- Defective auto parts: Defective brakes, faulty accelerators, and defective tires can result in accidents that cause catastrophic injury and death.
- Inadequate maintenance: Even functioning parts can become faulty when vehicle owners fail to keep systems properly maintained.
Car Accidents In Construction Zones
If you’re like most drivers you’ve ran over a nail left behind by a construction crew at some point in your life. It turns out that flat tires are not the only hazard made possible by construction crews. Accidents can occur in or near construction zones due to poor placement of signs. For example, failure to place a sign that warns drivers of a change in lanes or a temporary lane for a construction zone can result in accidents. Construction equipment such as tractors and other machinery left on the shoulder can create a hazard for drivers who must move over to avoid encroaching vehicles or to create space for emergency vehicles.
How To Hire A North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer
Getting the help you need after an accident is simple: get in touch with our law firm and leave the rest to us. We will not settle for anything less than the full compensation you need today, tomorrow, and well into the future for your injuries. Call 877-404-1138 or request your free consultation online.