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Have you or a family member been seriously injured in a car accident in North Carolina? Any type of vehicle accident—truck, motorcycle, SUV, etc.—may have serious consequences for victims, including physical injuries, financial problems, and emotional trauma.

It’s important to consider your potential right to monetary compensation, as this may significantly improve your ability to rebuild and move on with your life.

Thousands of innocent people are killed and countless more are seriously injured in auto accidents every year. If you are the victim of a motor vehicle accident, it's in your best interest to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options.

A North Carolina car accident lawyer at Lanier Law Group can review the facts of your claim, speak with your insurance company, and help you get the claims process started.

“She answered all my questions and she was determined to get me the best settlement possible”

- Cheryl P.

Your Rights After an Accident

Car accident statistics are rather disheartening. Every year, tens of thousands of people lose their lives and millions more are injured in these accidents.

While the insurance company should pay you a lump sum for all expenses relating to the accident, in many cases, it’s not enough.

As a car accident victim, you have legal rights that entitle you to compensation if you can establish that the accident was caused by the recklessness or negligence of another such as drunk driving, driving while tired, and texting while driving.

What to Do After a Car Accident Injury?

If you got injured in a car accident, it is important to seek professional medical treatment for your injury. It is also necessary to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to help protect and assert your legal rights. A lawyer may be able to gather evidence such as police reports, witness statements, and photographs of the accident scene that will strengthen your case. An attorney can also advise you in terms of filing an insurance claim with the at-fault driver's insurance company or pursuing a lawsuit if necessary. After suffering a car accident injury, it is important to seek both medical care and qualified legal help to ensure that your needs are met.

At our firm, we can help establish that another party was at fault and is thus liable for damages.

Our objective is to help you recover the compensation needed for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, mental anguish, property damage, and more.

Featured Case Results

Lanier Law Group
  • Permanent Brain Failure $5.95 Million

    Our client had a brick fly off of a utility trailer and go through their windshield and hit her on the face.

  • Head-On Collision $4.3 Million

    Personal injury litigation settlement for a client who was involved in a head-on collision with a commercial tractor-trailer.

  • Litigation Settlement $1.8 Million

    Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a meat truck.

  • Pedestrian Accident $1.2 Million

    A settlement against a trucking company who struck pedestrian leading to amputation.

  • Truck Accident $993,135.67

    A trucking company's driver crashed an 18-wheeler into the side of our client’s car as she attempted to make a left turn.

  • T-Bone Collision $736,717.55
  • T-Bone Accident $650,000

    Our client's vehicle was t-boned and then rolled over several times.

  • Rear-End Collision $470,000

    Settlement for a client who was driving a box truck and was rear-ended by an RV then pushed into the car in front of him.

  • Head-on Motorcycle Accident $457,963.57

    Settlement of Greenville area head-on motorcycle accident case in which the client had to be airlifted to the hospital.

  • Head-On Collision $400,000

    Settlement for a client who injured his knee when an at-fault crossed the centerline and struck our client's vehicle head-on.


What Damages Can You Recover from a Car Accident Claim?

In North Carolina, there are several options for recovering compensation following a car accident. These are outlined in more detail below.

From The At-Fault Party's Insurance Company

  • Property damage: If your vehicle was damaged during the accident, the at-fault party's insurance company is responsible for paying for the repairs and providing you with a rental car until your vehicle has been fixed. If your car was damaged beyond repair (the cost of repair exceeds 75% percent of the fair market value of the car), the at-fault driver's insurance company is required to pay you for what your car was worth.
  • Bodily injury: Once you have completed all medical treatment for any injuries you sustained during the accident, the insurance company will usually settle your case for one lump sum. You may be entitled to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, scars, and any permanent injuries.

From Your Auto Insurance Company

If you have automobile insurance, you should use it to the full extent that you have coverage.

  • Medical Payment Coverage: If you have this coverage through your auto insurance, your insurance company should pay you the amount of your medical bills until you have reached the pre-selected coverage amount.
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage: If the at-fault driver does not have insurance, your insurance company should compensate you for your injuries as long as you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage as part of your policy.
  • Collision Coverage: If the at-fault party's insurance company takes a long time to accept liability, repair your car, or pay you for the total loss of your car, then you can use your collision coverage. Although you will have to pay the deductible, you can eventually recover it as soon as the at-fault party's insurance company accepts or is forced to accept liability.

Punitive Damages

In addition to compensatory damages, you may also be able to recover punitive damages if you can prove the at-fault driver was negligent or reckless.

Punitive damages are commonly sought in cases in which the at-fault driver was driving recklessly or while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

How Do You Deal with Insurance Companies After an Accident?

The most important thing to remember is that the other driver’s insurance company is not on your side. Their goal is to resolve your claim quickly and with as little expense to them as possible.

This means they may do everything they can to strip you of your right to compensation or convince you to accept a lump sum amount that is significantly lower than what you could receive with the help of an attorney.

What Is the Time Limit for Filing a Claim in North Carolina?

All personal injury claims have a time limit called the statute of limitations. If you want to pursue a civil lawsuit against the person or corporation who caused your auto accident you must file your claim before the statute of limitations expires or your claim will be rejected.

In North Carolina, the time limit for injury and property damage claims is three years. In cases of a fatal car accident, the family of the deceased only has two years to file a wrongful death claim.

Contact Lanier Law Group as soon as you can after an accident to ensure you case is filed before the statute of limitations expires. We have multiple offices across North Carolina to best serve you.

Call (855) 757-4204 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced team.

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