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In A Car Wreck In North Carolina? Get The Compensation You Deserve.

A car wreck is never something that is planned for or expected – it’s a sudden event that can leave you shaken, hurt, hospitalized, and owing thousands of dollars in medical bills and other unexpected costs, all while you are missing work to recover from your injuries.

And, although you always thought that insurance would cover those costs, you may already be discovering that insurance companies do not pay anything unless they are forced to. They are a business; they are in business to make money, and they don’t make money by giving you money after a car wreck.

When an insurance agent calls you after your car wreck, they will ask you to give them a recorded statement, they might sound sympathetic, and they might even offer you a check for “nuisance money” – all intended to 1) get you to settle your case for far less than it is worth and 2) get you to make statements that may hurt your case when you demand full and fair compensation.

This is where I, your North Carolina car accident lawyer, come in. If you do not want to “leave money on the table” or foot the bill yourself, you can turn your case over to my experienced car accident law firm in North Carolina, which will negotiate with the insurance company and work to get you paid.

I can help you get what you deserve and what you need.

As a car wreck lawyer at Northstate Auto Law, I will:

  • Meet with you and learn about your case
  • Investigate the crash and determine who is liable
  • Gather medical evidence and evidence of liability to present to the insurance company or a jury
  • Demand full and fair compensation in any settlement or prepare your case for a jury trial when necessary

I am Rodney Caudill, a car accident attorney at Northstate Auto Law, and I have experience with the insurance industry and the legal knowledge that you need to get the maximum compensation for your injuries that you are entitled to under North Carolina law.

Five Things You Should Do After A Car Wreck In North Carolina

  1. Report the accident to law enforcement immediately. The responding officer will investigate the car wreck, take statements from you and other witnesses, and create an accident report that will be a primary source of information for the attorneys, the insurance company and the officer’s testimony in court.
  2. Contact me as soon as possible after the car wreck – do not give any statements to the other driver’s insurance company. I will negotiate on your behalf to get you paid, let the insurance company know that you will demand full and fair compensation, and file a lawsuit if they do not pay the full value of your car wreck claim.
  3. Collect evidence at the accident scene when you can do so safely – including photographs or video of damage to vehicles, any injuries and the roadway where the wreck happened.
  4. If possible, get the names and contact information for any witnesses at the scene – the responding officer should do this, but if they don’t, it may be difficult or impossible to find your witnesses later when you need them.
  5. Get any medical treatment that is needed immediately. Let EMS check you out at the accident scene, take the ambulance to the ER if it is recommended by the paramedics and follow up with your doctor when it is needed. You must document all injuries and consider the possibility of “delayed onset injuries” like spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury or soft-tissue injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions About North Carolina Car Accidents

North Carolina injury law is complicated. At Northstate Auto Law, I’m committed to providing information and answers to car crash victims suffering serious injuries. Below are some common questions I hear from my clients. If your question hasn’t been answered, I invite you to call 336-781-4606 today to schedule your free consultation.

How Much Compensation Will I Receive?

When the other driver is negligent, they must compensate you for your damages – the goal is to “make you whole” or put you in the position you were before the car wreck, as much as that is possible with money. The actual amount of money you might receive varies from case to case.

I sit down with my clients and take the time to understand the full facts of the case and your unique situation. Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to damages for:

  • All medical expenses including doctor’s bills, surgery costs, hospital bills, ER bills, ambulance bills, medications, medical equipment and future medical expenses including long-term care, if needed
  • Any property damage caused by the wreck
  • The cost to repair or compensate you for any scarring or disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium or loss of companionship for a spouse
  • Wrongful death damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Punitive damages in some cases

After determining all of the damages you may be eligible to recover, I can start to provide estimates about the compensation you may receive.

What Kinds Of Injuries Can Be Compensated After A Car Wreck?

North Carolina injury law is complicated. You may receive compensation for a broad range of injuries after a car crash, including but not limited to:

  • Head and brain injuries: In a split second, life changes, leaving accident victims with permanent disabilities.
  • Amputations: Injuries go beyond the loss of a limb with victims dealing with mobility challenges that could result in the loss of a job.
  • Back and neck injuries: This type of physical damage tops the list with injuries ranging from whiplash to more severe injuries.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Life-changing injuries to the spinal cord can result in partial or total paralysis.
  • Serious burn injuries: Following an accident, victims face multiple surgeries and skin grafts with the possibility of permanent scars and disfigurement.
  • Fatal injuries: The death of a loved one is a devastating moment, particularly when negligence played a role in a death that was preventable.

What Types Of Motor Vehicle Crash Cases Do You Routinely Handle?

Since 2015, I’ve helped clients in the greater Wilkesboro area with a variety of motor vehicle accident cases, including the following:

  • Car wrecks that range from minor “fender benders” to serious damage to you and your vehicle
  • Truck/tractor-trailer crashes which oftentimes result in catastrophic, life-changing injuries to you and your loved ones
  • Motorcycle crashes that result in severe physical damage due to the lack of enclosure enjoyed by cars and trucks
  • Pedestrians hit by car that often lead to tragic outcomes to the victim who was struck by a motor vehicle
  • Uninsured/underinsured cases that are more complicated and require the help of a skilled attorney and sometimes a private investigator following a “hit and run.”

You Can Count On Me. Get A Free Case Evaluation Today.

The stakes are high in serious injury cases. They are often more complicated. Insurance companies are more motivated to fight them because of the significant expenses involved.

You have nothing to lose by reaching out to me for a free case evaluation. If you decide to move forward with me, you won’t have to pay anything upfront and I offer lower commissions than many other firms. Call 336-781-4606 to get started.