Experienced Charlotte Car Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a car accident, it is in your best interest to speak with a reputable car accident lawyer who can help protect your rights and fight for the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
With decades of experience representing injury victims throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, the attorneys at The Nye Law Group have recovered millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, including $1.2 million for a catastrophic accident. Our Charlotte car accident lawyers offer a free, no obligation consultation to help determine if you have a legal case and to advise you of your legal options. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you owe us nothing unless you recover compensation.
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We Handle the Insurance Company for You
One of the first steps you should take after being involved in an accident is to contact your insurance provider to report it.
As of 2017, North Carolina requires motorists carry minimum liability coverage, which includes at least $25,000 for property damage, $30,000 for bodily injury per person or $60,000 per accident, and uninsured motorist coverage.
North Carolina is a fault insurance state, which means the party who was responsible for the accident is responsible for covering any property damage or injuries. This provides victims with three ways for recovering compensation after an accident:
- File a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company
- File a claim with your own insurance company if the driver was uninsured, underinsured or left the scene of the accident
- File a lawsuit against the at-fault driver
Because insurance companies are focused solely on protecting their bottom lines, they will do everything they can to limit the amount of compensation they pay out. That is why our Charlotte car accident lawyers can handle all of the details of your claim for you and work directly with the insurance company on your behalf.
We will handle all communication with the insurance provider and will gather your medical records, a copy of the police report, photos of the accident scene and all other evidence needed for your claim. We will also handle any settlement negotiations and will not accept anything less than you deserve.
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Help Getting the Compensation You Deserve
With the guidance of medical experts and through an in-depth investigation into your accident, our team can determine the full extent of your injuries and the compensation you will need for your future.
This may include compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Ongoing medical care
- Rehabilitation costs
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
In some cases, where the at-fault party acted with extreme negligence or was malicious or intentional in causing you harm, it may also be possible to recover additional compensation in the form of punitive damages. This type of compensation is rare and is meant to punish the at-fault party and to discourage others from engaging in similar behavior.
Our Charlotte car accident lawyers are skilled in building strong cases on behalf of accident victims and have the resources to gather the necessary evidence to back up your claim.
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Proving Fault in an Accident
Car accidents are often the result of some form of negligence in which the at-fault driver failed to obey the rules of the road, causing the accident that led to your injuries. This most often includes:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Aggressive driving
- Texting and driving
In order to have a successful case, you must be able to prove that the at-fault driver’s actions were a direct cause of your injuries and that your injuries caused you physical or financial damage. One way to determine who was at-fault for an accident is to obtain a copy of the police report from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Your medical bills will show the damages you have suffered.
Unfortunately, because North Carolina follows strict contributory negligence, the at-fault driver must be 100 percent liable for the accident in order for the victim to be entitled to any form of compensation. If it can be shown that the victim contributed to the accident in any way or was even one percent responsible for the accident, he or she will be barred from recovering any compensation.
Despite the strict requirements of this law, there are some circumstances that will allow a victim to recover compensation. With decades of experience helping accident victims, our Charlotte car accident lawyers are well-versed in North Carolina law and can help you determine your legal options after an accident.
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Additional Types of Car Accident Claims
Although most car accidents are associated with a negligent driver, there are many situations in which another party’s actions caused an accident, including:
Poor road design or maintenance – Accidents are often caused by poor road maintenance or design, for which the owner of the road – whether a city, county or state government or a business – can be held liable. This can include:
- Steep embankments
- Poor design of guard rails, barriers, medians, curbs or speed bumps
- Uneven surfaces that cause a vehicle to leave its lane or a driver to lose control
- Missing signage or poorly placed warning signs for sharp turns or intersections
- Poor placement or operation of traffic lights and other signs and devices that control the flow of traffic
Manufacturer liability – if a defective part on your vehicle or another’s vehicle caused your accident, it may be possible to hold the manufacturer accountable through a Charlotte product liability lawsuit. Manufacturers are responsible for producing safe products and can be held liable if their product causes harm.
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How Long You Have to File a Claim
According to North Carolina’s statutes of limitations, there are strict time requirements on how much time victims have to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- Lawsuits for personal injury, including injuries from car accidents, must be filed within three years of the accident.
- If you lost a loved one in a car accident, you have two years from the individual’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
- If you were injured in an accident involving a state-owned road or government vehicle and driver, you have three years to file a claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Roads owned by the city or county will have different requirements depending on where the accident happened.
In some situations, these time limits will be extended to begin on the date that the victim discovered his or her injury. Our accomplished Charlotte car accident lawyers can advise you of the statutes that are relevant to your circumstances. However, you should not wait to contact us.
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Contact Our Charlotte Car Accident Lawyers
The Charlotte car accident lawyers at The Nye Law Group have recovered substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of numerous car accident victims, including those involving bicyclists, uninsured motorists and truck accidents in Charlotte. Having handled a wide-variety of accident cases, we know what it takes to bring a successful case.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident, our accomplished team may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation – you will owe us nothing unless we get compensation for you.
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