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.
Request a free consultation today; call
910-613-6983 or submit an
online contact form.
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:
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,
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
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
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.