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Experienced Car Accident Lawyers in Morganton


While other parts of North Carolina grow at sometimes alarming rates, Morganton has remained relatively even. It still offers the charm of a small town, and nearby attractions like Lake St. James draw visitors through the area. What happens if you’re injured in a car accident in an idyllic small town in North Carolina?

Maybe another driver sideswipes you in the swift flow of I-40 along the southern part of town. Or someone runs a traffic light on quirky twists of Highway 70 as it snakes through the area. Wherever it happens, you can turn to an experienced car accident attorney in Morganton to protect your rights. You can call us anytime, 24/7, at 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation.

Is Morganton a Dangerous Place to Drive?

According to information from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), in 2019 there were 765 car crashes in Morganton, with 245 injuries and one fatality resulting from those crashes. To get a more broad idea of how dangerous Morganton’s roads are, we can compare its numbers to Hickory and Lenoir, and the state in general.

Nearby, Hickory saw 2,292 car crashes, with three deaths and 675 injuries. Lenoir saw 609 car crashes with one death and 217 injuries. In North Carolina in 2019, there were 285,074 crashes, with 125,232 injuries and 1,470 fatalities. While Hickory’s crash injury rate was lower than Morganton’s (one injury per 3.39 crashes), there were nearly three times the number of crashes there. Lenoir’s crash injury rate is one per 2.80 crashes.

On average, Morganton has a lower rate of injury and fatal crashes than the rest of North Carolina.

According to the numbers, you’re about 28% less likely to be injured in an accident in Morganton versus the rest of the state and 80% less likely to be killed. Overall, Morganton is statistically safer than the North Carolina average!

Is It Worth Hiring a Lawyer After a Minor Accident?

It’s very difficult to say, and many variables come into play. Even the most minor accidents may actually result in an injury, first of all. For example, whiplash can occur in collisions at speeds as low as five miles per hour. We encourage people to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a crash – even a minor one – just to be on the safe side.

If the crash simply results in property damage, you will probably not need the services of a car accident lawyer in Morganton. You can negotiate with the insurance companies: First, the at-fault driver’s insurer, and if they are uninsured, you’ll be talking to your own insurance company. If your car is on the newer side, you may be able to argue for diminished value as well.

How Much Does It Cost for a Car Accident Lawyer in Morganton, NC?

Our Morganton car accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis.2 Instead of charging an hourly attorney’s fee, we are paid a percentage of any compensation we’re able to obtain for you. If we do not collect on your behalf, you pay no attorney’s fee.

This is beneficial in a few ways. First, we’re motivated to move your case toward resolution as quickly as we’re able. Whether it takes ten hours or a hundred, the attorney’s fee arrangement stays the same.2 Second, we’re motivated to seek the most possible compensation for you. The more we get for you, the greater our compensation. The quick way to think of it is, we want to get you as much as possible as quickly as possible.

Get a Free Case Evaluation for Your Car Accident

If you’ve been hurt in a crash, call the experienced car accident attorneys of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Our Morganton office is ready to serve you. Since 1997, we’ve represented more than 50,000 clients and recovered a total of more than $1.2 billion on their behalf.1 We take the fight to the insurance companies so you can focus on your health and family. Don’t accept quick, lowball settlement offers, and don’t put up with endless delays and denials. Tell them you mean business!

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