Car Accident Lawyer - Taylorsville, NC
"They were always punctual and told me to call them any time I needed help or just had a question. They were always there when I needed them. I’m very pleased with how they represented me and how they treated me."
"Rodney and Christy at Northstate were the most honest, upfront people. They really stayed on top of my case. Anytime I had questions, they had answers…every time. I promise you, without a doubt, they were a huge help to me. I could not have asked for a better experience. They are good people…that’s the real story about them!"
"I was comfortable right away because they came by to talk to me here at home. They handled every bit of my paperwork and even handled phone calls I was getting. I didn’t have to worry about anything. I’d recommend them to everybody because I know they’ll treat you right."
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If you’ve been injured in a car accident, call a car wreck lawyer in Taylorsville, NC that knows exactly how insurance companies work
Why call Rodney Caudill at Northstate Auto Law?
Because He Has Years of Experience in The Insurance Industry.
Rodney Caudill worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years before he became a lawyer helping accident victims. He knows the tricks of the trade that insurance companies use to try to prevent you from getting the compensation that you are entitled to.
Insurance companies don’t make profits by paying claims - they make profits by 1) denying every claim they can and 2) paying the least amount they can get away with.
The insurance company may contact you after the car wreck and attempt to get you to make a statement to them or answer their questions. They are not trying to help, and they are not “just trying to get the information they need to pay your claim.”
They are trying to get you to make statements about liability and damages that they can use against you - do not talk to the other driver’s insurance company until you have met with your car accident lawyer in Taylorsville, NC.
Because He Cares About Your Case
Car accident lawyer Rodney Caudill and the friendly, helpful staff at Northstate Auto Law aren’t just “churning cases” and making money. They care about you, they care about your case, and they care about making sure that insurance companies pay accident victims full and fair compensation.
If you cannot make it to our law office because of your injuries, we will come to you for your initial consultation. When you call, we will answer the phone, or we will call you back as soon as possible. When you have questions, we have answers.
Because He Works to Put Money in Your Pocket
When we accept your case, it is because we believe that we prove liability and damages, and that we will win. You pay nothing unless we recover damages on your behalf - all car accident cases are on a contingency basis.
Even better, in most cases, our contingency fee is 20% of your recovery - that’s significantly lower than most car accident law firms who take 33 ⅓% of your money after they win your case.
Because we are working hard to put money in your pocket, not just ours.
How Taylorsville, NC, car wreck attorney Rodney Caudill can help.
Your Taylorsville, NC car accident lawyer at Northstate Auto Law cares about your case, about justice for the people, and about serving the public.
Rodney Caudill has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, has helped hundreds of car accident victims to recover damages from insurance companies, and has the experience that you need to get the maximum compensation that you are entitled to under NC law and the facts of your case.
Here’s what we’ll do.
When you call our Taylorsville, NC car accident law firm, we will:
Meet with you to answer your questions, learn about the facts of your case, and determine whether we are the right law firm for you.
Investigate the auto accident and gather the evidence you will need to prove liability and damages.
Locate all possible sources of recovery, including liability insurance policies, uninsured and underinsured policies, umbrella policies, Medpay coverage, companies or individuals with assets that you can seize, and third-party defendants like other drivers, parts manufacturers or sellers, municipalities, and employers of at-fault drivers.
Demand full and fair compensation from the insurance companies, file a lawsuit, litigate your claim, and try your case to a jury when necessary to get the compensation you are entitled to.
With our experience and knowledge of both auto accident law in North Carolina and how the insurance industry operates, you can rest assured that you're retaining a car accident lawyer who knows how to put your case together, negotiate with the insurance company, and litigate your case to get the best possible outcome given your situation.
The Taylorsville Car Wreck Lawyers at NorthState Auto Law have represented hundreds of people who have suffered due to the negligence of reckless drivers.
Your auto accident lawyer in Catawba, NC put his decades of experience in the insurance industry to work for our clients - helping hundreds of clients like you recover the maximum compensation that they are entitled to under NC law.
5 Things You Should Do After A Car Wreck in Taylorsville, NC
Call law enforcement immediately to report the accident and ensure they have accurate information for their accident report.
If you are able to do so safely, take photographs of the vehicles, the roadway, and any injuries at the accident scene. If you cannot do so safely, have someone else do this if possible.
If you can do so safely, take down the names and contact information for all witnesses at the accident site - do not rely on law enforcement to gather witness information, because sometimes they do not take information from all potential witnesses.
Get medical attention if needed - let EMS check you out, take the ambulance ride if EMS recommends it, and follow up on any recommendations from the ER doctors or your personal physician. Be aware that delayed onset injuries like whiplash, brain injuries, or internal bleeding may not be obvious to you immediately after your wreck, but they can worsen if they are not diagnosed.
Get an experienced Taylorsville, NC car accident law firm on your side immediately. We will communicate with the insurance company for you, handle the paperwork, and send your demand letter once you have finished treating your injuries. Do not give a statement to the other driver’s insurance company until you have met with your car accident lawyer.
Types of Auto Accidents We Routinely Handle
Pedestrians Hit by Car
Uninsured / Underinsured
The Most Common Question We Get Asked Is...
Do I Have a Valid Car Wreck Case?
You have a valid car accident claim in North Carolina if you can prove 1) negligence, 2) causation, and 3) damages. Like a three-legged stool, your claim will fail if just one of these “legs” is missing from your case.
Negligence in a North Carolina car crash case is when: 1) the other driver owes a duty of care to you and 2) they breach that duty of care.
If the other driver violated NC traffic laws, did not keep a proper lookout, or, through their action or inaction, caused harm to other drivers or pedestrians on the road, they most likely breached their duty of care to keep other drivers safe and to avoid causing harm.
If a person violates a traffic law in North Carolina that is intended to keep the public safe, they have breached their duty of care and they are negligent per se.
2. Proximate Cause
If the driver was negligent, you must also prove that their negligence was the proximate cause of your damages.
How do you prove proximate cause?
One way is called the “but for” test. If, but for the other driver’s failure to stop at the red light, the crash would not have happened, their negligence per se is the proximate cause of the crash.
Even if the other driver was negligent, and their negligence was the proximate cause of the car accident, you must still prove damages - property damage, medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earning potential, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering. If there are no damages, there is nothing to demand payment for and no reason to file a lawsuit.
When you can prove by clear and convincing evidence that the other driver’s conduct was “willful and wanton,” you are entitled to punitive damages. “Willful and wanton” conduct is defined in North Carolina law as “the conscious and intentional disregard of and indifference to the rights and safety of others, which the defendant knows or should know is reasonably likely to result in injury, damage, or other harm.”
When you have negligence, causation, and damages, you have a valid personal injury claim in North Carolina, and the other driver’s insurance company is responsible for paying your damages up to their policy limits.