Experiencing an auto accident in North Carolina can be frightening. Depending on the severity of your wreck, you may need to seek medical treatment and put your life on hold as you try to sort through your pain and suffering. It’s likely that you’ll accumulate medical expenses because of your injuries, and it isn’t your responsibility to pay for these bills if you didn’t cause your wreck.
If someone else’s negligence contributed to your accident, then you can sue them and get compensated for your losses. A Charlotte car accident lawyer from The Nye Law Group can assist you with your claim. We’ll investigate your case and gather evidence to prove negligence against the liable party. While you focus on recovering, we’ll work to ease your financial stress.
1. If the Settlement Offer from Your Insurance Company is Insufficient
Your insurance company will likely contact you after your auto accident to obtain details of where the wreck occurred, who was involved, and how the accident happened. You aren’t required to give a recorded statement right away, so you can postpone this call until you’ve talked to an attorney.
Your insurance company may also try to offer you a settlement for your damages, but often, insurance companies offer less than their clients deserve because they’re interested in their own financial gain. If the settlement offer from your insurance company is insufficient, then calling an attorney and filing a lawsuit may be your next move.
2. If Your Car Accident Involved Negligence
If your accident involved negligence on behalf of another driver or a company, then you should call an attorney and determine your next steps. When someone else’s negligence causes an accident, you can hold them accountable for any damages that result. In auto accidents, drivers can be negligent, but so can car manufacturers, repair companies, and even government entities.
3. If You’ve Suffered Damages
When you know someone else was negligent in your wreck, you’ve checked off one box to qualify for a lawsuit. The second box you must check is proving that the liable party’s negligence caused you damages. Even if a party is negligent in a wreck, you can’t sue them if you’ve suffered no damages (also known as losses).
Damages can include medical expenses, property damages, lost wages from missing work, or non-economic damages, like pain and suffering. Speaking to an attorney can be helpful in assessing what damages you’ve suffered and in calculating your claim value.
Contact a Charlotte Car Accident Attorney
It never hurts to contact an attorney and discuss the details of your auto accident in a free consultation. You may never know if you have grounds for a lawsuit until you get from advice someone with experience. At The Nye Law Group, we can talk about your vehicle crash case in greater detail and determine what steps make the most sense.
To speak with a Charlotte car accident lawyer from our team, call 704-285-6319 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free consultation.