Car Accident Attorney in Durham, NC
Durham has so much to offer – vibrant culture, innovative energy, livability – and people are responding to the allure of the Bull City. The city’s 2019 annual transportation report states that 20 new residents move to Durham daily. With the influx of new residents comes increased traffic, which unfortunately results in more car accidents. Listed below are a few of the most dangerous intersections in Durham between 2014 and 2018:
- I-40/Fayetteville Road near Southpoint Mall
- I-40/NC 55
- I-85/Guess Road
- I-40/US 15-501
- I-40/NC 54
- Roxboro Street/Durham Freeway
- I-85/N. Roxboro Road
- Wake Forest Highway/Holloway Street
If you have been injured in an auto accident around town, it’s time to call a Durham car accident attorney. Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin for a free case evaluation today.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents in Durham
Any Durham auto accident attorney can probably list a number of causes of most types of car accidents:
- Impaired drivers – driving while distracted, fatigued, or under the influence
- Road rage
At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, our lawyers can work with accident investigators, police officers, and medical professionals to collect evidence to try to build the strongest possible cases for our clients. They know North Carolina laws and advocate for victims’ rights. They also recognize insurance companies’ stalling tactics and know how to fight them. If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, it’s time to put experience on your side. Call 1-866-900-7078 today.
Where and When Should I Get Medical Treatment After a Car Accident in Durham?
If you have been injured in a car accident, seek medical attention from a hospital, urgent care facility, EMT, or your own personal physician as soon as possible. Luckily, Durham is well known for its medical resources so you should not have to look far to find treatment for your injuries.
Some injuries may not be obvious to you at first so it’s important to have a trained medical professional evaluate your condition as soon as possible. Another reason to seek medical treatment soon after your accident is that the insurance company may try to use any delay against you by arguing that you would have sought treatment immediately if you were really injured. Then, after you have been evaluated, it is crucially important – for your health as well as for your potential injury claim – to be diligent about seeking consistent, reputable follow-up medical treatment after your accident.
What Happens If the Driver Who Hit Me Doesn’t Have Car Insurance?
While all drivers in Durham are legally required to carry car insurance, the sad reality is that there are drivers out there who do not. In a 2015 National Insurance Research Council report, 6.5% of North Carolinians were estimated to be driving without insurance. So if you have ever driven on any of the busy roads in Durham, such as I-85 or I-40, you may well have passed an uninsured driver.
North Carolina law also requires all drivers to include a minimum level of Uninsured Motorist coverage (UM) so your own auto insurance policy should provide some protection if an uninsured motorist hits and injures you. Review your case and insurance policy with an experienced car accident lawyer in Durham to understand the specifics of your coverage.
How Do I Know If the Insurance Company Is Giving Me a Good Offer?
There is no foolproof way to know if an offer from an insurance company is fair and just. This is one of the reasons why we recommend that all car accident victims talk to an attorney for guidance. Some insurance companies may try to encourage you to settle prematurely, before you know your full rights or understand the extent of your injuries. Remember, the insurance company’s goal can sometimes be to pay you as little as possible. An experienced lawyer can help you objectively assess your injuries and damages and weigh them against any insurance offer.
An attorney can also help you take a long range view of your situation. Don’t let an insurance company take advantage of you with a “swoop and settle” offer. Our Durham car accident attorneys routinely deal with insurance companies and are able to identify lowball offers and quick cash offers that may not be to your advantage.
If you have been injured in an auto accident in Durham, contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin and get a free, confidential evaluation. And if you decide to hire us, we work on a contingency fee basis2 which means we don’t receive an attorney’s fee unless you get compensated. This way you don’t have to worry about upfront costs or hourly fees.
Why Hire Us as Your Car Accident Attorney in Durham, NC?
The lawyers at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin are here to fight for the rights of auto accident victims in Durham by:
- Dealing with the insurance company
- Determining a realistic estimate of your harms and losses
- Building a case and negotiating on your behalf
- Helping you determine if a lawsuit is necessary and then taking your case to trial if needed
Our goal is to fight for as much as possible, as quickly as possible. Read about how the team at James Scott Farrin was able to take on the legal burden of a client (Ben) after his car accident and get him a favorable settlement.1