Wilmington Car Accident Lawyers
What to Do If You Are Injured in an Auto Accident
A combination of village charm and cosmopolitan lifestyle has made Wilmington a preferred destination in recent years, both for businesses and visitors. The port town, now designated as a U.S. Coast Guard City, resounds with history from its colonial beginnings through World War II and up to the present day. Unfortunately, having doubled in size since 1990, Wilmington now has to deal with big-city problems, such as traffic congestion and a sharp spike in motor vehicle accidents.
If you are hurt in a car crash in the Wilmington area, trust Lanier Law Group to fight for you. We can help you with every aspect of your car accident claim so that you can simply focus on getting the right medical treatment and moving forward with your life. Our heavyweight car accident attorneys in Wilmington have the skill and experience to pursue the maximum damage award possible for your injuries.
Proving Liability in North Carolina Car Crash Cases
New Hanover County experienced 5,622 motor vehicle accidents in 2015, according to the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center. These crashes injured 1,779 people, 21 fatally. The majority of the accidents—3,616—happened in Wilmington, where 1,270 people were injured and 13 died.
How many of those injured parties were compensated? That’s impossible to say, but under North Carolina’s strict contributory negligence law, getting the compensation you need after a car accident may not be easy.
As a victim, you must prove two elements by a preponderance of the evidence:
- Another party or other parties were at fault for the accident
- You are completely free of fault for the accident
Defense attorneys sometimes accuse victims of contributory negligence, hoping the court will bar financial recovery on such grounds. Your attorney must be able to prove the defendant was negligent in causing the accident and defend you from any and all allegations of negligence. This takes significant knowledge, skill, and experience.
How Our Firm Can Help
At Lanier Law Group, our auto accident lawyers have extensive experience managing cases involving:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Rollover accidents
- T-bone and side-impact crashes
Additionally, we conduct independent investigations to gather evidence of the defendant’s negligent or reckless driving.
The most frequent causes of accidents we see are:
- Cellphone use
- Alcohol consumption
- Failure to yield right of way
- Following too closely
- Unlawful passing
- Abrupt lane change
We also often consult with accident reconstruction experts who gather data to determine whether factors such as speeding, running a red light, defective auto parts, or hazardous road conditions contributed to the crash.
Seeking Compensation to Cover the Full Extent of Your Injuries
The majority of auto accidents only involve property damage, not bodily injury. But high-speed collisions on major highways and roads—such as US 17, US 74, US 76, and US 421—can cause severe, permanently disabling injuries. Every accident victim deserves fair compensation, but victims who are looking at a lifetime of hardship depend even more on a fair settlement or verdict.
Our Wilmington car accident lawyers are prepared to assist victims of catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, crushed bones, spinal trauma and paralysis, severe burns, internal organ damage, and loss of limb. We understand that such victims require full compensation for all their damages, including pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, future support, and future medical expenses. We often consult with qualified experts in healthcare, psychology, rehabilitation, and finance to create a clear and complete picture of the impact your injuries have had and will continue to have on your life. This complete picture is part of the compelling case we build in our efforts to help you recover the full compensation you deserve.
Our Wilmington office is conveniently located at 1213 Culbreth Drive, Suite 202, one block north of Eastwood Road and a quarter mile south of Mayfaire Town Center
Call us today at (910) 613-6983 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. There are no fees unless/until we recover compensation for you.
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