Do you need a Wilson NC Car Accident Lawyer? If so, The Bishop Law Firm can help with your case! Read on for more information.
If you have been injured in a Wilson NC Car Accident, you are not alone! According to the NC Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2018, there were 1,464 auto crashes and 737 injuries in Wilson, NC. In 2018, in Wilson County, there were 2,311 crashes and 1,132 injures. That averages to almost 4 Wilson County auto accident injuries a day.
Under NC Personal Injury Law, if you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own you can recover the costs of your medical expenses, missed time from work and be compensated for your pain and suffering. Punitive damages are rarely awarded. In order for you to recover from NC Personal Injury Litigation, you must file your personal injury case in court before the statute of limitations runs out.
If you were injured in a car accident while 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.
Was the Car Accident your fault?
The first question that needs to be answered regarding your car accident was whether the accident was your fault? If you received a citation (ticket) for the accident that means that the accident was determined to be your fault. In North Carolina, if you receive a ticket you are not allowed to file suit against the other party due to contributory negligence. Assuming that the other party was at fault, we will proceed.
It, at times, can be difficult to determine fault in a auto accident. If you are unsure who is at fault after your motor vehicle accident, contact a Personal Injury Attorney for help. You should also try to obtain your accident report through the Wilson Police Department or the NC Highway Patrol.
The Car Accident Scene
Hopefully, you have never been in an car accident before so we should discuss what happened at the scene. At the scene of the accident, the police officer or state trooper took statements, you were given witness contact information, you obtained the at-fault party’s insurance information and you took photos of your vehicle before you went to the emergency room or other medical facility. If you were unable to take photos of your vehicle right after the accident, now is the time to do so!
What medical treatment is needed?
Going to the hospital immediately after the accident is the right thing to do BUT continuing to receive medical care for your injuries is the smart thing to do. Ongoing medical treatment documents what kind of health issues you may continue to have from the accident.
If you went to the emergency room after the accident you informed the medical staff of what happened, where you were experiencing pain or discomfort and hopefully they gave you an examination, x-rays, CTs or MRIs of those areas. You should also take photos of your visible auto accident injuries. Once again, if you have not done so, now is a good time!
Our Firm has written several posts on personal injury after a car crash. Even, if your car accident injury is not listed below, we still can help!
- Back Injury After Car Accident
- Neck Injury After Car Accident
- Chiari Malformation After Car Accident
- Brain Injury After Car Accident
- Blunt Force Trauma To Head From Car Accident
- Shoulder Injury After Car Accident
- Leg Injury After Car Accident
- Foot Injury After Car Accident
- Skin Injury After Car Accident
- PTSD After Car Accident
- Vehophobia After Car Accident
- Chronic Conditions From Car Accidents
- Delayed Symptoms After Car Accident
You are missing work, what now?
If you are missing work, you need to document the days that you are missing and what the pay for those days would have been. Some days you miss may be paid as overtime days so that needs to be accounted for. Your employer will need to verify your missed time from work so you should keep them informed about your severe injuries.
Do you need a Car Accident Lawyer Wilson, NC?
Dealing with the insurance company on a personal injury claim can be aggravating for injured victims. Unnecessary delay, refusal to pay for needed medical care and denial of liability, are all common stories about adjusters.
Most importantly, the insurance company has no duty to inform you of your rights and their goal is to settle your case for as little as possible. Obtaining legal advice can help you decide if you should take the insurance companies settlement offer or file a personal injury lawsuit.
If you are having a difficult time with the insurance company or if you want advice on obtaining all compensation you are entitled to under North Carolina law, you should call a Wilson NC Car Accident Lawyer.
The Bishop Law Firm handles car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident and fatal accident cases in Wilson, NC and we do not get paid unless you win! Call us today at (919) 615-3095 for a free case review!
Also read NC Car Accident Injuries and Settlements