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, that you came 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.
We’ve established ourselves as being both reliable and trustworthy. Combining years of experience with a commitment to each individual client and their goals, we work to ensure your total compensation for damages caused to you by a neglectful, drunk or inattentive driver. Whatever the reason for the accident, if the driver of the vehicle is to blame for the event, we can work to hold that person responsible.
We’ll work 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 accidents where wrongful death can be proven)
Don’t fight this alone. You deserve experienced and committed representation. At Northstate Auto Law, we can’t guarantee any specific results but we can promise aggressive, knowledgeable legal advocacy at affordable rates.
Pedestrian Accident Injury Claims In North Carolina
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, or
As A Pedestrian, Does A Motorist Owe Any Special Duties Or Care Towards 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 An Accident?
Yes, pedestrians have an obligation to see their way clear before crossing an intersection or crossing a travel lane. There is an affirmative obligation of the pedestrian to look both ways to ensure their own safety.
As A Pedestrian, If I Am Partially Responsible For The Accident That Was Caused, 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 He 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 the “uninsured motorist coverage”. The uninsured motorist coverage steps in and acts as if it was the insurance on that vehicle that left the scene.
For more information on Pedestrian Accident Injury Claims In NC, an initial consultation is your next best step.