In North Carolina, more than 1,200 people were killed and more than 108,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013. Determining liability is essential for seeking compensation after a car accident, and with experienced Durham car accident lawyers from Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, you can get tenacious legal assistance for your case.
North Carolina is a fault, or tort-based, car insurance state. This means that the person who is deemed legally at-fault for the accident is held liable for injuries and damages caused by the accident. Proving that a driver was at fault for the accident depends on evidence such as witness statements and police reports, and the Durham car accident attorneys at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC can investigate an incident and analyze the evidence to build your case.
When you are involved in a car accident, you should stay at the scene until it is appropriate to leave and check on all drivers and passengers. If you are injured, seek medical treatment as soon as possible and keep copies of your medical records and other expenses. You should also try to gather as much evidence as possible by talking to witnesses, taking pictures, and requesting a copy of the police report.
Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, physical pain and mental suffering, lost wages, and punitive damages. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our car accident lawyers are well equipped to represent you against large insurance companies. The attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants on our team care about you and work hard to meet your goals.
Contact us at (919) 590-0099 today for a free case evaluation.