Was the Cary, NC car accident your fault? If the law enforcement official at the scene issued you a citation (ticket) for the accident that means that the accident was determined to be your fault. In North Carolina, if you received a ticket you are the at-fault party and are not allowed to file suit against the other party. If you did not receive a ticket and are injured, keep reading.
At times, it can be difficult to determine who is at-fault for a auto accident. You can try to find a copy of your accident report via the Cary Police Department or the Wake County Sheriff’s office. Having your accident report when you speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer can help establish who was at fault for your injury.
Do you have injuries from the auto accident? If you do not have injuries, you do not have a personal injury claim. If you do have injuries, you need to get medical treatment as soon as possible and continue to receive medical treatment for your injury. If you have missed time from work, you need to document the days you have missed and wages you have lost. You should also document/photograph any damages sustained to your vehicle (and yourself).
Our Firm has written several posts on personal injury after a car crash. Even, if your car accidentinjury is not listed below, we still can help!
*If you were injured in a car accidentwhile working you may also have a NC Workers’ compensation case. Workers’ compensation would not apply if you are on your way to work or your way home.
Do you need a Cary Car Accident Lawyer?
After filing your claim with the at fault party’s insurance company, you will be contacted by an adjuster. The adjuster will investigate your claim and determine if the insurance company must pay and how much. The adjuster will ask you questions about the accident and may even ask you to give a recorded statement.
Please remember that adjusters do work for the insurance company, so it is in their best interest to pay as little (or nothing) as possible. However, if you decide not to communicate with the adjuster at all there is no chance that your claim will be paid. After realizing this, many people decide to hire a Cary Car Accident Lawyer.
Unfortunately, some collisions come with a higher risk of injury (motorcycle accidents and trucking accidents, are examples). Injury victims can sustain life altering injuries with the need for long term care. Your doctor should be consulted about future medical bills before you accept any compensation from the insurance. A personal injury attorney can help you account for your past, current and future accident related expenses.
A Cary, NC Auto Accident Lawyer can advise you on how to deal with the at-fault party’s insurance company, what documentation is necessary to assert your claim and give you options for paying for your medical treatment while your case is pending.
If you are having difficulty dealing with the insurance company and need a Cary, NCCar Accident Lawyer give us a call today, (919) 615-3095.