Let our North Carolina car accident lawyers assist you
Car accidents in North Carolina happen fast. Often, when you least expect it, a car accident can instantly change your life. You can't prepare for an unpredictable accident. But you can take steps after an accident to make sure your rights are protected.
If you sustained a car accident injury due to someone else's negligence, or your loved one was injured or sustained fatal injuries, contact an experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer driven to succeed. Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Call 1-866-900-7078 to arrange a free case evaluation.
We understand exactly what injury victims go through. Some of us have gone through the same thing. Contact our offices today. Tell the insurance companies you mean business.
I was in an accident in NC that was not my fault. What compensation might I be entitled to?
"Most people who've been in a crash would like to know what they're entitled to receive, if anything. Generally speaking, you're entitled to compensation for your medical expenses. Second, you may be entitled to payment for lost wages. Third, you may be entitled to any property damage loss. You can also be entitled to payment for pain and suffering."
Car accidents are the leading cause of death for young people
Car accidents are more frequent — and can be more severe — than many people may realize.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 3 and 34 (based on 2007 data). On average, 93 people died each day in motor vehicle crashes in 2009 — one person every 16 minutes. Click on the following link for more information about car accident statistics.
North Carolina's fatality rate of 15.4 per 100,000 people is higher than the U.S. average of 12.25 per 100,000. In 2008, 1,433 of the 37,261 automobile-related fatalities that occurred nationwide happened in North Carolina. (Source: NHTSA)
Car accident injuries are sustained every day
Injuries, both minor and severe, happen even more frequently than fatalities. Car accident injuries can have a long-term effect on your health, livelihood and financial well-being. What you do now can influence all of these factors.
The sad truth is insurance companies may have their own interests at heart. When they interview you, they are often seeking information that may allow their company to reduce or deny your right to recover. The reason is that North Carolina is a "contributory negligence" state. Simply put, if you were found even slightly to blame for the accident, you can be completely barred from obtaining any compensation for your injuries. Let's say someone pulls out in front of your car, causing a collision. If you were going even 5 MPH above the speed limit, you might not be able to receive any compensation for your injuries due to your "contribution" to the car accident.
We might be able to help. We've helped more than 20,000 other injured North Carolinians. Your situation may be unique, but it is likely one of our experienced attorneys has dealt with something similar before. Visit our Client Case Results to see some of the types of cases we have handled, and a sample of the settlements we have been able to achieve for our other clients.
Contact our experienced North Carolina car accident attorneys
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin boasts a Personal Injury Department with more than 150 years of combined legal experience. Several of the attorneys have at least 15 years of experience. Several were formerly defense attorneys for the insurance industry so they have seen the law from both sides.
Put our experience to work for you. Call us at 1-866-900-7078 or click on the live chat option to speak with someone right now. Or complete the form on this page for a free, confidential conversation about your claim. There is no cost or obligation for contacting us.
For more information about car accidents, please visit the following pages on our website:
- Types of car accidents
- Why hire a car accident lawyer
- Personal injury car accident claims
- New Bern car accident
- Greenville car accident
Serious injuries demand serious attention. Don't leave your future to chance. Take action! Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. We mean business!