Car Accident Attorneys in Fayetteville, NC
Car accidents happen across the state of North Carolina – roughly one accident happens every two minutes according to 2018 statistics from the NC Department of Transportation. But there are car accidents and then there are car accidents with injuries. Someone is injured in a car accident in North Carolina every five minutes or so.
In 2018, there were 5,741 crashes and 2,918 injuries in Fayetteville alone. Odds are, you or someone you know has been in a crash – or will be. When you’re injured, turn to a Fayetteville car accident attorney to protect your rights.
What’s the Process for Filing an Insurance Claim for a Car Accident in Fayetteville?
Generally speaking, the process of making a claim is the same in Fayetteville as it is anywhere else. When you’re injured, however, things often change. The insurance company for the at-fault driver may look for reasons to reduce your compensation. Some may argue you’re partially to blame for the crash. Some may make you a quick settlement offer – that may be much lower than you need or are entitled to.
Dealing with insurance companies can be tricky. A car accident lawyer in Fayetteville can help you understand the real costs of your injury, including things you may not think about. We’ll value your case and we can help you deal with the insurance company in a way that helps protect you and your claim.
What If I Don’t Have Health Insurance? Who Pays My Medical Bills If The Accident Wasn’t My Fault?
When you’re hurt in an accident caused by a negligent driver, it is the other person’s responsibility to make you whole. That usually falls to their insurance company. The bodily injury policy of the at-fault driver should pay your medical bills – up to the policy’s limit – but it may take time to get that money.
In the meantime, the bills are your responsibility. A Fayetteville car accident attorney can work with you and your care providers to help you as you wait for your case to resolve.
If A Car Accident Was My Fault, Do I Still Have A Claim?
Unfortunately, no. In North Carolina, there is a doctrine called “contributory negligence.” Contributory negligence holds that if you are found to be even 1% at-fault for the accident that caused your injury, you may be barred from compensation. However, fault isn’t necessarily what you think it is.
Some insurance companies may argue you’re at fault. Some may even ask you leading questions whose answers give the appearance of fault. That’s why before speaking with an insurance adjuster, we recommend speaking with a car accident attorney in Fayetteville, NC.
What Happens If The Driver Who Hit Me Was Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence (DWI/DUI)?
The result of the accident is the same – you’re injured and you should seek compensation. Or, if a loved one was killed, you should pursue a wrongful death claim. The only difference from a compensation standpoint is that damage caps are lifted in the case of DWI. You can learn more about how DWI affects injury cases on our DWI page.
Why Hire Us as Your Car Accident Lawyer in Fayetteville, NC?
Attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin have served North Carolina’s injured plaintiffs since 1997. In that time, we’ve represented more than 46,000 clients, and recovered more than $1.1 billion in total compensation on their behalf.1 Call us any time, 24/7, at 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation, or for more information, contact our Fayetteville office. Tell them you mean business!