Charlotte Car Accident Attorneys
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Already the second-largest city in the southeastern United States, Charlotte is also among the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. A business-friendly environment has encouraged expansion in the banking, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and energy sectors.
Unfortunately, Charlotte has not enjoyed growth without growing pains; traffic congestion has increased dramatically, resulting in a steep spike in motor vehicle accidents. A dramatic illustration of this trend is the sad statistic that pedestrian traffic deaths in Charlotte more than doubled from 9 in 2015 to 20 in 2016. If you are injured in any type of traffic accident in the Charlotte area, you face an uphill struggle to recover your health and to recover compensation from the at-fault driver. But, with Lanier Law Group, you can have a heavyweight in your corner fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in North Carolina
Job growth and low fuel prices in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have spurred an increase in traffic accidents in recent years. More cars on the road, more vehicle miles traveled, and greater congestion mean that drivers are more likely to be tired, drunk, distracted, or irritated behind the wheel. These are factors that contributed to the 33,918 accidents in Mecklenburg County in 2015 that produced 11,876 injuries and 75 fatalities. The lion’s share of those accidents—28,723—occurred within Charlotte’s city limits, resulting in 10,335 injuries and 66 fatalities.
At Lanier Law Group, our personal injury attorneys regularly manage cases arising from various types of traffic accidents, including but not limited to:
- Rear-end collisions, often caused by tailgating/following too closely
- Side-impact collisions caused by unsafe passing or failing to yield the right-of-way
- Head-on collisions, often as a result of drifting into the oncoming lane due to drunk, fatigued, or distracted driving
- Rollover crashes, often due to high speeds on sharp turns or defective auto design
- T-bone crashes from unlawful entry into an intersection
Often, police will issue a citation to an at-fault driver for a moving violation such as speeding, running a red light or a stop sign, or failing to signal. They might even arrest a driver for DUI. However, a citation is not definitive proof of fault, and North Carolina’s strict contributory negligence law can bar your recovery if you bear as little as one percent of the responsibility for the crash.
Fighting for Your Full Recovery after a Serious Injury
Charlotte has many major traffic arteries where devastating high-speed crashes can occur, especially I-85, I-77, I-277, and the I-485 beltway. However, traffic congestion has also made surface streets more dangerous, including where E. 7th Street, E. 8th Street, and E. 12th Street cross N. College Street, as well as the intersections of S. Church Street and W. Hill Street, and E. 4th Street and Kings Drive.
A violent car crash can produce catastrophic injuries, such as:
- Concussion and traumatic brain injury
- Neck and back injuries
- Displaced fractures and crushed bones
- Severe burns
- Spinal cord injuries, including partial or complete paralysis
However, the mere fact that you’ve suffered a terrible injury does not guarantee full or even partial compensation. Auto insurance companies are often determined to pay as little as possible for injury claims, and they may use tactics to attempt to settle your case for less than it is worth.
It is not advisable to settle with an insurance company on your own. When you work with an experienced Charlotte car accident lawyer at Lanier Law Group, you put decades of experience on your side. We can evaluate your case at no cost to you. We can also thoroughly investigate the causes of the accident and assemble the evidence necessary to help deliver favorable results. We have a network of experts in accident reconstruction, medicine, rehabilitation, and finance who can help build a compelling case aimed at securing the maximum compensation you are owed.
Reach Out to Us Today
Our knowledgeable accident attorneys are ready to help you with your car accident case. Our office is located at 10130 Mallard Creek Road, Suite 110, four miles northeast of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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