Car Accidents in North Carolina


North Carolina Car Accidents and Injury Law

If you or a loved one has been involved in motor vehicle accident, you may not have the answers to some important questions. Who’s going to pay my medical bills and expense? What if I don’t have health insurance? What do I do if the at-fault driver doesn’t have car insurance? What do I need to do at the scene to collect evidence?
These are just a few of the questions you may be asking, we have dedicated this website and our legal practice to assisting ordinary people understand the car accident process in North Carolina. Moreover, we believe that many ordinary people are more than capable of adequately handling their own insurance claim with some simply guidance and legal know-how. While every situation is unique and different in its own right, this section of the website provides information related to car accident cases generally. This section is dedicated to discussing and exploring topics likes car accident basics, statutes of limitations, filing claims where at-fault drivers have no insurance and what one should do immediately following an accident.

Moreover, we believe that many ordinary people are more than capable of adequately handling their own insurance claim with some simply guidance and legal know-how.

Do you need a North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer after being involved in an accident? Generally, there are two separate types of claims that arise out of a motor vehicle accident: 1) property damage and 2) bodily injury. Typically, property damage is straightforward and can and should be handled on your own. With this being said, the bodily injury portion can be much more difficult to understand, and as such, the majority of this site is dedicated to helping people work through the cumbersome process of handling the bodily injury portion of your claim.
Generally, there are only two ways to resolve a bodily injury claim in North Carolina. The first and most common way to resolve your bodily injury claim in North Carolina is through settlement negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. More information about the personal injury claims process can be found in our Claims Process section.
The other way to resolve your personal injury claim in North Carolina is to file a lawsuit, keeping in mind that mediation and arbitration may be available once a suit has been filed. More information about filing a lawsuit in North Carolina can be found in our Seeking Compensation section.
Again, most North Carolina bodily injury claims are resolved through the settlement process. However, it can be very difficult to assess what claim will require litigation in the early phases of a case. Regardless, choosing to settle your claim before filing a lawsuit is often times more cost-effective and less time-consuming.
Although it is not recommended, you may choose to handle your own bodily injury claim. If you have any issues relating to your bodily injury claim, do not settle before consulting with an attorney. Once you have settled and signed the release, you are barred from pursuing any further legal action against both the at-fault driver and their insurance company. If you do choose to handle the bodily injury claim on your own, I would highly recommend reviewing our detailed Do-It-Yourself-Guide. (LINK)

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