Protecting the Rights of Injured Clients
Raleigh Car Accident Attorneys
Filing a Car Accident Claim in Wake County, NC
No one expects to be involved in a car crash, but thousands of people in North Carolina are seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents every year. If you were injured or if someone you love passed away as a result of a car accident, you could be entitled to compensation under the state’s personal injury statute.
At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our Raleigh car accident attorneys assist clients throughout Wake County who have suffered severe or even life-changing injuries as a result of all types of motor vehicle collisions. Together, we have more than 50 years of experience and have recovered over $40 million for our clients. We understand the state’s auto insurance and accident laws, and we know how to navigate the legal system while aggressively advocating for you and your recovery.
Learn how our team can help you with your car accident claim; call (919) 891-8361 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation. Hablamos español.
Determining Liability After a Car Accident
Liability is one of the most important issues in any car accident claim. Determining who was at fault for the crash and, therefore, who is responsible for your resulting injuries and damages can be challenging without the help of a skilled attorney. While the cause of the crash may seem obvious, there could be any number of underlying factors at play.
At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, we work with accident reconstruction experts to investigate auto accidents and determine exactly what happened, as well as what factors led to the crash.
Some of the most common factors involved in motor vehicle accidents include:
- Distracted driving, including texting or using a cellphone while driving
- Traffic violations, including speeding, running red lights, and illegal turns
- General negligence and careless or reckless driving behaviors
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Dangerous or defective road conditions, such as potholes or missing road signs
- Auto defects, including tire blowouts, faulty brakes, and exploding airbags
Once we have identified the cause(s) of the crash, we can determine who is liable for your accident-related damages.
Note that, in North Carolina, you cannot file a car accident claim if you are partly at fault. Even if you are found to be just one percent to blame, the state’s contributory negligence rule bars you from recovering any compensation for your damages.
What Types of Damages Can You Recover in a Car Accident Case?
By filing a car accident claim, you can seek damages, or financial compensation, for your accident-related losses.
The exact types of and amount in damages you can recover depend on several factors, including:
- The severity of your injuries
- The cost of medical care
- Available insurance coverage
- Whether you suffered a physical or mental impairment
- Your miscellaneous accident-related expenses
- Whether there was gross negligence, wanton misconduct, or intentional injury
In North Carolina, many car accident victims are able to successfully recover compensation for damages such as medical expenses, future care costs, lost wages, loss of earning ability, loss of future income, physical and mental pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
We recommend that you reach out to our Raleigh car accident attorneys as soon as possible to learn more during a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We can meet with you to discuss the unique factors involved in your case and provide more information specific to your case.
How Our Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
Getting back on your feet after a serious auto accident can be very difficult, especially if you have suffered catastrophic injuries. But when you work with the team at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, you can focus on your physical recovery while we handle the rest.
Our experienced trial attorneys have handled thousands of cases on behalf of the severely injured and the families of those wrongfully killed. We understand the difficulties you are facing, and we know how to fight for the full compensation you deserve. We have helped victims of life-changing car accident injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic amputation, as well as those who have sustained multiple fractures, severe soft tissue damage, and other debilitating injuries. When fighting for your recovery, we not only consider your past and current damages but also your future medical, physical, emotional, and financial needs.
We encourage you to act quickly, as you usually have only three years from the date of the accident to file a car accident lawsuit in North Carolina. The sooner you reach out to our firm, the sooner we can begin gathering evidence, building your case, and negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf.
Get started with a complimentary case evaluation today. Call (919) 891-8361 or contact us using our secure request form here on our website.
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