Car Wreck Lawyer - Mount Airy, 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 then consider a car wreck lawyer in Mount Airy, NC who knows exactly how insurance companies work.
Rodney Caudill Has Years of Experience in The Insurance Industry.
Your car accident lawyer in Mount Airy, NC knows that insurance companies will attempt to deny or limit your claim after an auto accident even as you are recovering from injuries, losing time from work, and watching the bills pile up.
Your car may be totaled and your passengers or family members may have been hurt by the other driver’s negligence, but, even when liability is clear, the other driver’s insurance company will insist that you give them a recorded statement as they look for any way to deny your claim.
You know that the other driver’s insurance should pay for all this, but will they?
They are not asking you for a recorded statement so they can pay your claim - the insurance adjuster is trained to ask you questions and look for answers that could result in a denial of liability or a reduction in the settlement that their company will be forced to pay.
Insurance companies know that when people are under mental, emotional and physical duress they will give recorded statements, they will not be able to negotiate the full value of their claim, and they might just accept a lowball settlement offer that is far less than the damages they are entitled to.
You need compensation now, but what can you do if the insurance company denies your claim or tells you that you are not entitled to the full amount of your damages?
This is where car wreck attorney Rodney Caudill can help.
Before becoming a Mt Airy, NC car accident lawyer, Rodney Caudill worked in the insurance industry for more than 20 years. He knows the tricks that insurance adjusters use to keep money in their companies’ bank accounts, and his goal is to help people like you who have been injured due to the negligence of careless drivers.
Northstate Auto Law knows how to deal with insurance companies to get full and fair compensation for your injuries - including your pain and suffering, all categories of damages that you are entitled to under NC law, and punitive damages when appropriate.
Here’s what we’ll do.
When you call our Mount Airy car accident law firm, our car wreck lawyer will meet with you, investigate your car wreck, gather the evidence you will need to prove liability and damages to the insurance company or a jury, and demand the maximum compensation you are entitled to under NC law.
Our knowledge of auto accident law, insurance law, and how the insurance industry operates allows us to negotiate with the insurance companies, to litigate your case, and to try your case to a jury when necessary so you can get paid the full value of your claim.
The Mount Airy Car Wreck Lawyers at NorthState Auto Law have represented hundreds of people who have suffered due to the negligence of reckless drivers.
We are a small car accident law firm in Mount Airy, NC that doesn’t take “no” for an answer when our clients are entitled to compensation for damage caused by a negligent driver.
We make it as easy as possible for you as we work to get you the maximum compensation you are entitled to under NC law and the facts of your case.
If you are injured and cannot make it to our office, we will come to you to meet you, learn about your case, and answer your questions.
While many car accident law firms require you to get your medical records, billing records, and correspondence with insurance companies, we do this for our clients - including obtaining all records needed to build your case and prove your damages.
Your Mount Airy car accident lawyer will do the heavy lifting for you so you can focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back to your life.
How much will your Northstate Auto Law car accident attorney’s fees cost you? Nothing, unless we win your case.
We only get paid if you get paid - our fees are on a contingent basis.
Things You Should Do After A Car Wreck in Mount Airy, NC
Call law enforcement to report the car accident, wait for a responding officer to arrive, and ensure that the responding officer has full and accurate details about what happened - the insurance adjuster, attorneys, and sometimes the court will rely on the responding officer’s accident report for the facts of your case.
Call an experienced car accident law firm in Mount Airy immediately. Report the accident to your own insurance company, but do not give a statement to the other driver’s insurance company - tell them to call your attorney. Your car accident attorney knows the damages that you are entitled to and we know how to handle the insurance company to maximize your recovery.
If you can do so safely, take photos at the accident site of the vehicles, any property damage, any injuries to yourself or others, and the roadway.
If you can do so safely, write down the contact information for any witnesses, including their names and telephone numbers. If the responding officer does not record all witnesses (they should but often don’t), it will be difficult to track them down later if you need their testimony.
Get checked out by EMS at the scene and follow their recommendations. If needed, go to the emergency room and follow up with your doctor’s recommendations so that your injuries are fully documented and to ensure that you do not have a delayed onset injury like internal bleeding, spinal cord injuries, or soft tissue injuries.
What Will We Do For You?
While there are many complexities involved in a personal injury case, to keep it simple we’ve broken it down into four (4) actionable steps.
Our car wreck lawyer will:
Meet with you and evaluate your case to determine liability under NC law.
Help you to get medical treatment so that your injuries are properly treated.
Handle all your paperwork, medical record requests, and correspondence with insurance companies so you can focus on recovery and getting back to your life.
Demand payment from the insurance company for the full value of your claim, file a lawsuit, and take your case to trial if they do not pay your valid claim.
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 case in NC if you can prove: 1) negligence, 2) causation, and 3) damages. Like a three-legged stool missing a leg, if any one of these elements is not present, the claim will fail.
A driver is negligent when: 1) they had a duty of care and 2) they breached that duty of care.
A “duty of care” is a person’s responsibility to prevent harm to others. For example, every driver has a “duty of care” to drive safely, to follow NC traffic laws, and to not hurt other motorists or pedestrians.
If a driver doesn’t keep a proper lookout, drives recklessly, or violates NC traffic laws or other statutes that are intended to keep the public safe, they are negligent. When their actions cause a car wreck, they are responsible for all damages that they caused by their negligence.
Even when we prove that the other driver was negligent, we must also show that their negligence was the proximate cause of the car accident and the damages that you suffered.
One way to determine whether a driver’s negligence was the proximate cause of your damages is the “but for” test. If, but for the defendant’s negligence in running a red light, the car accident would not have happened and you would not have suffered injuries, their negligence is the proximate cause of the accident and your injuries.
Even if the other driver was negligent and their negligence was the proximate cause of your accident, you must also prove damages - like property damage, medical bills, lost wages, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Unless there are damages and a source of recovering those damages (the other driver’s insurance policy, the other driver’s employer, your own UIM or UM policy, or assets owned by the other driver), there is no car accident case.
Punitive damages can also be available in some car accident cases. To recover punitive damages, you must prove “willful and wanton conduct” by clear and convincing evidence. Willful and wanton conduct is defined by NC 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.”
If negligence, causation, and damages can be proven, then you have a valid auto accident claim in North Carolina. The other driver - or their insurance company - is obligated to pay full and fair compensation for your injuries, and, if they don’t, a jury can force them to pay.