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Car Accident Lawyers in North Carolina: Traffic Collision Claims

Car crashes or traffic collisions are always a serious matter and can cause significant injuries. You may not know what to do if you are involved in a car accident. At Edwards Beightol, LLC, our experienced attorneys can help you with your claim, so you can focus on a full recovery.
Insurance companies have teams of lawyers and adjusters who begin evaluating your injury claim right away. Because of this, it is recommended that you immediately retain a personal injury lawyer following your car collision.
At Edwards Beightol, LLC, our car accident lawyers believe everyone deserves justice after a severe auto accident. Our firm has helped collect compensation for numerous car wreck survivors. This ranges from head-on collisions to being hit by a truck. We fight aggressively for our clients. Speak with our auto accident attorney team today.

"We truly care about our clients and their families" - Cate Edwards, Esq.

Types of Accidents and Collisions: How Were You Injured?

When it comes to auto accidents, many different types of collisions occur. Some of the most common include

  1. Rear-end crashes
  2. Hit and run accidents
  3. Distracted driving crashes
  4. Speed related accidents

These accidents happen for many reasons, including negligence, poor road design and driver error. If you are involved in one of these accidents, our law firm can help. We know how to fight for compensation for injuries sustained due to another person’s negligence. 

Common Causes of Car Accidents in North Carolina

North Carolina is a state known for its scenic beauty and love for NASCAR. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it has one of the nation's more serious car accidents and fatalities occurrence rates.

Car accidents are often caused by negligence of the driver, another motorist or other road users, including pedestrians. Negligence is defined as the failure to use reasonable care in the performance of a duty.

The most common causes of car accidents in North Carolina include:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Texting and driving
  • Driving while impaired by drugs
  • Poor road conditions
  • Driving for too long while tired
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving using hands free or autopilot features
  • Lack of driver’s license
  • Faulty vehicle part
  • Improper maintenance
  • Other road users

To prevent car accidents, there are specific safety measures that can be taken. For example, drivers can avoid being distracted by cell phones, eating and drinking. In addition, drivers should maintain a safe distance between vehicles and keep an eye out for children.

Contact our car accident lawyers today if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident. We will do everything possible to get you the compensation you deserve.

Choosing the Right Car Accident Lawyer in North Carolina

Finding a car accident lawyer that provides excellent service and attention is crucial for your case. At Edwards Beightol, LLC, we provide our clients with a free consultation, and you have the opportunity to ask us any questions about our experience, your case and contingency fees. Our team of car accident lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week, including holidays, to give you the personal attention you need during this difficult time. 

Regarding car accident lawyers, there are many things to consider. The most important thing is to find a lawyer you trust who will fight hard for your rights and compensation. If you have been hurt in a car accident, contact our law firm today for a free case evaluation.

Your Rights After an Accident

Every year, thousands die, and millions more are injured due to car accidents. While insurance companies should cover your losses, often what they pay isn't enough and they fight to deny you benefits. As a car accident victim, you have legal rights that entitle you to compensation if you prove that the accident was caused because of another person or entity's reckless or negligent conduct.

We can help you establish that another party was responsible for causing your injuries and liable for damages through thorough investigative work. Please contact us today to understand if you have a case, and the potential timeline and value of your auto accident claim.

Damages You Can Recover from a Car Accident Claim

In North Carolina, you can recover damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, loss of consortium and punitive damages. Damages for pain and suffering include compensation for physical injuries, including scars, broken bones, disfigurement, soft tissue injuries, mental anguish and emotional distress.

Medical expenses include costs associated with the treatment of those injuries. You may also be entitled to income lost due to missed workdays and wage replacement benefits. Property damage provides repair costs for damaged vehicles and personal property.

Loss of consortium includes monetary losses suffered by spouses and partners related to the accident, including loss of society, affection, counsel and sexual intimacy due to injuries. If you are eligible for punitive damages, you could receive additional compensation for intentional acts such as reckless driving or fraud.

Car Accident Insurance Claims in North Carolina

In North Carolina, car accidents are considered a type of personal injury, and car accident insurance claims are handled differently from other personal injury claims. Car accident insurance claims don’t require the assistance of car accident lawyers, however your chances of a higher recovery are increased substantially should you retain a lawyer, according to a recent survey of auto accident claims.

If you are injured in a car accident, you may be able to file a claim with your car accident insurance company. There are several types of car accident insurance policies in North Carolina, including:

  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
  • Personal Injury Protection
  • Medical Payments Coverage
  • No-Fault Automobile Insurance

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

This coverage pays for your medical bills and lost wages after a car accident if an uninsured motorist injures you.

Personal Injury Protection

Personal injury protection covers your medical bills and lost wages if you are injured in a car accident. If your car accident insurance policy does not include personal injury protection, you may need to purchase this coverage from your car insurance company.

No-Fault Automobile Insurance

This type of car accident insurance protects you and your passengers from paying for any damages to your vehicle, whether it was the fault of the other driver or not.

There is a lot of insurance “mumbo jumbo” when you start looking at your policy. If you were in an accident, and you have questions about your coverage, feel free to call our office. Do not speak with an insurance company representative, as they may try to extract information from you that could be used against you later in a claim. 

What to Expect During the Car Accident Lawsuit Process in North Carolina

When you have been involved in a car accident, you are likely overwhelmed with questions about the accident and your legal options.

First, you should know that our goal is to win your case, and ensure that you are made whole. This means we will work hard to find evidence that shows that the other party was negligent and caused your injuries. We will fight the insurance company every step of the way to ensure you get the benefits you deserve.

Our lawyers and investigators will collect evidence regarding your case. This includes letters, emails, photographs, videos, dash camera footage, recordings and phone calls you have had about the incident. Our legal team will also obtain your medical and employment records. Our investigators will also track down witnesses who saw the accident, the other driver’s insurance information and the police report. We prepare your case as if it was going to trial. We will ensure you are getting the treatment you need to recover fully from this incident. 

Our lawyers will prepare a demand and submit that to the insurance company in an effort to resolve your claim without expensive litigation. We will present any and all offers the insurance company makes to settle your claim. We will advise you as to your legal options at every step. 

In the event there is a mediation, our lawyers will represent you with the goal of mediating a fair value for your claim. Again you will be kept apprised of the process and any settlement offers made. You are in control. 

If settlement fails, which is very rare, our lawyers are prepared to go to trial on your case. We will obtain expert reports, and present your case before a judge. We will ensure you are prepared and ready to go to trial also. 

In the event of a jury verdict or a settlement, we will advise you of the collection process and disbursement of compensation, should we successfully recover in your case. 


How much is my car accident claim worth?

This is a very complicated question to answer. It really depends as there are so many variables including the degree of injury, the insurance coverage available, the amount of medical treatment, the loss of wages, etc. We recommend you speak with one of our licensed auto accident lawyers to get an understanding of your claim, and we can advise you accordingly.

How can a car accident lawyer help me?

If you have been in a car accident, a car accident lawyer can help you by:

  1. Investigating the accident to determine who was at fault and whether there are other potentially liable parties.
  2. Gather evidence to support your claim, including witness statements, photos and video footage.
  3. Calculate the full extent of your damages, including economic and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
  4. Represent your claim fully, so you can focus on getting better.
How do I choose the right car accident lawyer?

There are a few things you should look for when choosing a car accident lawyer. The lawyer should have experience handling cases and be familiar with the laws in North Carolina. The lawyer should be able to answer questions about your rights. It is recommended to check out the attorneys reviews online to ensure that they answer their clients calls, and keep them apprised of the process all the way through.

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