Greensboro Car Accident Lawyer
From 2000-2018, Greensboro had a 31.8% growth rate in population – far more than the national average. That means many, many more drivers on the road, which is usually a recipe for more car accidents. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may benefit from the services of an auto accident attorney in Greensboro, NC.
How Long Does It Take to Get Paid After a Car Accident?
Our Greensboro car accident lawyers strive to get our clients as much compensation as possible, as quickly as possible, following their accident. That said, how long it takes to receive potential compensation after you’re injured in a car accident depends on a number of factors. You could be paid relatively quickly if you are not seriously injured and there are no complicating circumstances. Timing is difficult to predict, though, and the truth is that it can take months for those entitled to be fairly compensated, especially if you try to handle the claim on your own.
Ideally, you should wait to receive compensation from being injured in a car accident until treatment for your injury is complete – otherwise, how will you know the full extent of your damages? Our Greensboro car accident lawyers can guide you through the process and advise you when the timing is right.
Should I Give the Insurance Company a Recorded Statement After a Car Accident?
Probably not. You’re required to cooperate with your own insurance company if you’re making a claim against your policy – such as when the at-fault driver is uninsured. However, it is more likely that you’ll be dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. In these cases we do not recommend giving a recorded statement without first consulting with an experienced Greensboro auto accident lawyer.
Will the Insurance Company Pay for a Rental Car?
They should. If their insured (the at-fault driver) damages your car, they should make you whole – which in this case means giving you substitute transportation. However, note that there are terms like “reasonable” used in these situations, and what is reasonable to an insurer may not be reasonable to you. For example, what if you were driving a vehicle that carries seven passengers and the insurer offers to rent you a small hatchback that may not suit your needs?
A Greensboro car accident lawyer can help you navigate these situations and help you make decisions based on what you need instead of just accepting whatever the insurance company may offer.
What Are the Most Common Types of Car Accidents in Greensboro Each Year?
Nationally, rear-end collisions account for about 29% of all car accidents according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and are the most common type. There are no specific numbers regarding the types of crashes that happen in Greensboro, but there is info on whether or not the car accidents cause injuries, and whether those injuries are fatal.
In 2018, there were a total of 14,764 crashes in Guilford County, along with 8,487 injures and 61 deaths. In cases with injuries, a Greensboro auto accident lawyer can guide you through the claims process, advise you of your rights, and help fight for potential compensation.
What Happens if I Am a Victim of a Hit-and-Run Accident?
Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents occur in Greensboro. They happen frequently enough that in December 2021, WFMY News 2 reported that the Greensboro Police Department has a group of officers dedicated to following up on unsolved hit-and-runs. Greensboro Police Officer A.D. Reed said, “We work very hard to find parts of vehicles, videos, anything that can help us try and identify the suspect in the hit-and-run.”
If you have been injured in a hit-and-run, we urge you to talk to a Greensboro hit-and-run attorney immediately. NC drivers are required to carry uninsured motorist (UM) coverage which can come into play in cases of a hit-and-run accident. An experienced lawyer can help you decide on next steps.
Why Hire Us as Your Greensboro Car Accident Lawyer?
Since 1997, the attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin have represented thousands of accident victims. In total, we’ve recovered more than $1.4 billion for more than 55,000 clients1 in that time. With more than 60 attorneys, backed by a caring, professional staff, we’re ready to help those who’ve been harmed on Greensboro’s roads.
And, because we work on a contingency fee basis,2 we don’t collect an attorney’s fee unless we collect for you. Our Greensboro office is ready to help you tell them you mean business!
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