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What To Do If You Get Hit By A Car In North Carolina

It’s not likely that if, as a pedestrian, you were hit by any type of motor vehicle, you would come out on the winning end of that collision. With the potential to cause life-changing injuries, pedestrian/vehicle accidents often end badly for those walking.

I’m attorney Rodney Caudill at Northstate Auto Law, and I can help. I’ve established myself as being both reliable and trustworthy in pedestrian accident cases. Combining years of experience with a commitment to each individual client and their goals, I work to ensure your total compensation for damages caused to you by a neglectful, inattentive or drunk driver. Whatever the reason for the collision, if the driver of the vehicle is to blame for the event, I can work to hold that person responsible.

Let Me Fight For The Compensation You Deserve

I’ll work hard to make sure you get compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical treatment and care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future potential earnings
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral costs (in fatal accident cases)

You can turn to me for guidance on what your case might be worth.

Common Questions About Pedestrian Accidents In North Carolina

Below are common questions I hear about these cases. Reach out to me for answers to your questions.

What Are The Common Types Of Injuries Pedestrians Suffer When Struck By Automobiles?

When a pedestrian is struck by a car, they’re typically going to suffer some pretty catastrophic injuries. These injuries resulting from an unprotected body being struck by a vehicle could include:

  • Broken bones
  • Severe contusions
  • Strains

As A Pedestrian, Does A Motorist Owe Any Special Duties Or Care Toward Me In North Carolina?

As a general rule of thumb, motor vehicles have to yield to pedestrians. That can become a little complicated depending on the location and circumstances of the crash.

As A Pedestrian, Is There A Duty In Place Upon Me To Avoid A Collision?

Yes, pedestrians have an obligation to see their way clear before crossing an intersection or crossing a travel lane. There is an affirmative obligation for the pedestrian to look both ways to ensure their own safety.

As A Pedestrian, If I Am Partially Responsible For The Incident, Can I Still Win My Personal Injury Case In North Carolina?

In general, an individual shouldn’t try to make a decision on whether or not they were contributorily negligent. You should consult with a lawyer about your partial responsibility because the contributory negligence law is very complex. There’s a lot of analysis that has to go into it to make sure that you get the proper outcome.

If The Driver Does Not Have Insurance Or Flees The Scene, Is There Any Chance I Can Recover Anything Financially For My Medical Care?

Yes, if you’re a pedestrian who has been struck by a vehicle, North Carolina has what is called uninsured motorist coverage. If the driver of the vehicle can’t be identified, a person can file for their injuries on their policy under what’s called “uninsured motorist coverage.” The uninsured motorist coverage steps in and acts as if it was the insurance on that vehicle that left the scene.

Enlist A Proven Ally In Your Fight For Compensation

Don’t fight this alone. You deserve an experienced and committed representation. No attorney can guarantee any specific results, but I can promise aggressive, knowledgeable legal advocacy at affordable rates. Learn more by calling 336-781-4606 or sending me a message online.