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Northstate Auto Law.

Tenacious Wilkesboro, North Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys

We Work For You! Here’s How!

It’s our Number 1 Priority…to get the best possible outcome for YOU! We treat people the only way we know how…professionally and fairly…even the medical providers and insurance companies. And that’s why we have such success negotiating fair settlements for our clients. Here’s what we offer you…

  • Decades of combined legal and insurance experience
  • Personal attention and professional representation
  • Free legal consultation and 20% commission which is lower than most other firms
  • Home visits vs. office if that’s what you’re most comfortable doing
  • All insurance, doctor and hospital red tape handled so you can heal
  • Resolution, not lawsuits. Most cases we handle never go to court.

Don’t miss out on what you deserve. Don’t be intimidated by larger firms who may think your case is too small…or too minor…or too insignificant. If it’s significant to you, it’s significant to us. We’ll work hard to get you a fair settlement, regardless of how big or small your accident was. We’ll communicate with you constantly throughout the process and take care of all the details so you don’t have to. How does this sound?

  • We’ll answer any question you have and return any and all phone calls right away. When you hire us, you’ll have access to us anytime you need us.
  • While other firms require the clients to provide their medical records, billing statements and insurance correspondence, we’ll reach out to get all of these documents so you don’t have to worry about providing a thing.
  • We’ll send letters to all medical providers and insurance companies notifying them of our representation so you’ll receive no harassing phone calls.
  • Our operating hours are flexible. We understand that people work and can’t always take time off to meet 9-5. We’ll meet you after regular work hours, visit you in your home and contact you via emails or texts if phone calls are difficult to take during the workday.
  • And as simple as this sounds, we want every client to feel as though they’re our number one priority. Don’t ever hesitate calling, no matter how small your question is.

Guiding You Through The Personal Injury Recovery Process In North Carolina

My experience with personal injury indirectly dates back to before representing clients as a lawyer. Decades ago, I was a police officer for five years. During this time, I investigated traffic crashes and taught accident reconstruction in college as a college-level course. You can see that I have spent a long time understanding how car crashes come to be, how they tend to play out, and the factors that go into them.

After I left law enforcement, I went to work in the insurance industry. I spent the next 20 years of my career in car wrecks and car crashes working for an insurance company and then an independent adjusting firm. From there, I decided to switch sides – instead of working for the insurance carriers, I wanted to work for people filing claims. That is when I went to law school. After graduating and passing the bar, I established my practice in 2015, concentrating on representing people who suffer as a result of car crashes.

Let us work for YOU. We’ll work to make sure the costs of your injuries are not overlooked or underestimated. Having a partner during this time will not only lessen the stress, but could increase your settlement 3 ½ times when represented by a lawyer! (2004 Insurance Research Council study). Take the next step to getting the help you need. We’d be honored to be your choice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

“Statutes of limitation” govern the length of time one has to file a lawsuit or be forever barred from pursuing such claim. Under North Carolina law, different statute of limitations periods apply as to personal injury cases under various circumstances. In some cases, the statute of limitations may be as short as two years, while generally it is three years. However, there are many factors that bear upon when the applicable statute of limitations period expires including the age of the plaintiff, the type of personal injury claim, the particular facts giving rise to the injury, and others. One must make absolute certain that they are aware of when their statute of limitations period expires, or risk jeopardizing their legal rights. An experienced personal injury lawyer can be of assistance in this regard.

A potential claimant seeking the advice of an attorney should do so without delay.

In certain cases, there may also be other deadlines that may also impact the case. For example, some claims require specific notice to the insurance company. Furthermore, given that expert and legal analysis must be done prior to filing a lawsuit, you should not wait until the statute of limitations period is nearing its end because the attorney may not have enough time to complete his or her review prior to its expiration."

Photographs of injuries, bruises, etc. can help substantiate damages related to medical treatment and pain and suffering. Photographs of vehicle damage and other property damage can help demonstrate the force of the impact and the extent of the property damage. Finally, photographs of the accident scene, including skid marks, can help establish who was at fault. Obviously, the timing of these photographs is critical. As wounds heal, they do not appear as serious. Therefore, photographs should be taken early on and at each stage of the healing process. Other helpful documentation includes: prescription records, and lost wage information as we will obtain all related medical bills and records.
The acceptance of a check may be construed as a settlement barring any further recovery against the faulty driver or his or her insurance company. You should not accept a check or sign a release from the faulty driver or his or her insurance company until after you have completed medical treatment and have been released by a doctor. Otherwise, you risk settling your case for an amount which is insufficient to cover your medical bills and other damages. Insurance adjusters are trained professionals well versed in the art of settling claims for the lowest possible value. They employ a variety of techniques to convince claimants that they are better off settling their case themselves than by hiring a lawyer. You should consult an attorney prior to accepting any payment, signing any release, or otherwise settling your claim to ensure that you are receiving fair compensation and to ensure that you are not jeopardizing your right to a full and fair recovery.
If you provide the other driver’s insurance company with a blanket medical authorization, you may provide them with the ability to obtain any and all of your medical records whether related to the accident or not. Information gathered from these unrelated medical records may be used against you in negotiating a settlement of your case. Because medical information is privileged and confidential, you should consult an attorney prior to providing the other driver’s insurance company with a medical authorization.
Generally, you should not settle your claim until after you have concluded medical treatment and has been released by your doctor. Otherwise, you may settle your case without knowing the full extent of your injuries and the treatment that will be required as to such injuries. At the same time, you must be mindful of the applicable statute of limitations period. You should consider seeking the assistance of an attorney to determine the applicable statute of limitations period and other deadlines which may affect your claims, as these issues are fact-sensitive and can vary from case to case.
If the faulty driver does not have insurance coverage to the extent of your damages, you may be able to recover under your own insurance policy if it provides you with “under-insured motorist coverage.” It is often advisable to have an attorney review your insurance policy to determine whether or not this coverage is available to you. Settling with the faulty driver’s insurance company may affect your insurance company’s responsibility; therefore, one should consider consulting an attorney before any settlement.
Rodney Caudill, Esq.

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