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Getting The Compensation You Deserve Following A Car Accident

If you or your loved one was in a car accident, understandably, you may feel like your world is spiraling out of control. You may be left not knowing how you will be able to cover the medical bills or property damage, especially if the personal injury accident has affected your ability to continue working.

At Hayes, Williams, Turner & Daughtry, P.A., we are committed to helping you pick up the pieces. Our law firm’s Harnett County car accident lawyers offer more than 40 years of experience handling catastrophic and fatal accident claims. We know how to help you navigate through the legal process while seeking a full financial recovery to cover any damages associated with the car accident.

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Investigating The Cause Of Car Accidents In Harnett County

If you were in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligent or careless actions, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The car accident attorneys at our law firm will act quickly to hold any at-fault parties accountable for their negligent actions. We focus on conducting a thorough investigation to uncover all possible sources of liability.

If liability remains unclear, we work with accident scene reconstructionists to piece together the series of events before the auto wreck occurred, such as:

  • Did the other driver fail to act responsibly on the road?
  • Was the other driver drinking and driving?
  • Were dangerous road conditions an issue?

Once the cause of the accident is established, we will help you seek maximum compensation for all accident-related expenses. Our legal team is also committed to helping injured passengers recover a full financial recovery, covering any medical needs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages associated with the car accident.

Handling Your Personal Injury Claim From Start To Finish

You may find yourself involved in a legal case for the first time in your life. Entrust our law firm to help you navigate through the legal process. We will not only explain your rights, but we will also take every measure possible to protect your rights. If the insurance company fails to offer you a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to pursue a favorable trial verdict.

Offering Experienced Legal Counsel To Clients With Fatal Car Accident Claims

If you lost a family member or loved one in a fatal car accident, we will stand by your side to help you file a wrongful death claim. While you can never be adequately compensated for your emotional loss, we can help you obtain compensation covering any lost wages, lost companionship and services, funeral expenses, medical bills associated with the accident, and any pain and suffering.

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About North Carolina Car Accidents

Below, we’ve provided answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by prospective clients:

What steps should I take immediately after a car accident?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, your safety and well-being come first. Follow these steps to protect yourself and your interests:

  1. Check for safety: Make sure you and your passengers are safe. Also, check on the occupants of the other vehicle. If you can, move to the side of the road to avoid any further accidents.
  2. Call for help: Dial 911 if anyone needs emergency medical care. If care can wait, you should still contact the police, even if the accident seems minor. It’s important to have a police report, and the officer will document the scene and gather information that will be crucial for your claim.
  3. Exchange information: Get the name, contact information, insurance details and license plate number of the other driver involved.
  4. Document the scene: Take photos and videos of the accident scene, your vehicle, the other vehicle and evidence of injuries. If you don’t know what to document, err on the side of collecting as much information as you can.
  5. Seek medical attention: Don’t delay getting medical care, even if you think that you are unhurt or that your injuries are minor. Some injuries take time to show symptoms.
  6. Report the accident: Notify your insurance company about the accident, but be cautious about what you say until you’ve spoken with a lawyer. Stick to the basic facts, but do not speculate about fault.

Finally, you should consult a lawyer. Before accepting any settlement offers, it’s wise to talk to a lawyer who can guide you through your options.

What are some of the most dangerous roads and highways in North Carolina?

Certain roads have a reputation for being more hazardous due to high traffic volumes, sharp curves or other factors. Statistics show that these are among the most dangerous stretches of road in North Carolina:

  • I-85 and I-77 in Charlotte
  • I-240, passing through Asheville
  • U.S. 29 and I-40 in Greensboro
  • I-95 near Rocky Mount
  • I-85 through Gastonia

These areas were chosen based on the number of fatal crashes that occurred over nearly two decades.

What can I seek compensation for in a personal injury claim related to my car accident?

Depending on the details of your accident, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including:

  • Medical expenses for treatments you’ve received
  • Money to pay for estimated future medical expenses
  • Compensation for lost wages if you’ve been unable to work
  • Damages for pain and suffering
  • Reimbursement for property damage or loss

If the accident resulted in a long-term disability or disfigurement, you might be eligible for additional compensation.

Am I eligible for compensation if I was partly at fault for the crash?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. North Carolina is among a small minority of states that follow what’s known as a “contributory negligence” rule. Under this doctrine, if you are even 1% at fault for the accident, you may not be able to recover compensation from the other driver. Because the stakes are so high, it is especially imperative to consult a lawyer who understands how to prove that the other driver was solely to blame.

Contact Our Firm’s Auto Wreck Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries to the head, back or neck, broken bones, spinal cord injuries or other serious injuries in a car accident, contact us online or call 910-292-6147 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Dunn car accident lawyers. We will take every measure possible to help you or your loved one recover maximum compensation for any damages endured from the car accident.