As anyone who has ever been involved in a car accident knows, a car accident can happen in an instant – but its effects can be devastating, and long-lasting. If you live in the Cary area and you have recently been involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be wondering what to do. You might be facing mounting medical bills and the need for ongoing medical treatment, and you may find yourself unable to work, and worried about how you’ll pay your bills and continue to provide for your family. If you find yourself in this situation, you might, understandably feel panicked.
At The Clauson Law Firm, we’re here to replace your feelings of panic with peace of mind. We understand auto accident law, and we know how to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. If you are the victim of a car accident that was not your fault, you have rights, and we believe that you should be informed of those rights – and how to assert them.
First and foremost, it’s important to realize that auto accident claims, like most legal matters, must be filed within a certain time limit. This time limit is often called a statute of limitations. In North Carolina, the statute of limitations that applies to car accident claims is typically three years, although you will want to act much more quickly than that if possible. The longer you wait to file a claim, the more likely it is that memories of valuable witnesses might fade, important medical evidence could be lost, or other records you need may be misplaced or hard to obtain. Once you decide to act, it’s best to act as soon as possible.
Secondly, it’s important to realize that if you are filing a lawsuit with respect to an auto accident in North Carolina, it’s very important from a legal perspective that your own actions did not contribute to the auto accident that caused your injuries. According to North Carolina law, if you are found to be even 1% at fault, you may be unable to recover damages for the accident. This legal concept is called “contributory negligence”, and it’s very important to make sure that you consult with an attorney regarding the circumstances of your accident prior to making any statements to insurance companies or others regarding your fault, if any, in the accident.
It’s also helpful to understand that when you file an auto accident claim in North Carolina, you may be entitled to a variety of damages if your claim is successful. These damages include:
Certainly, successfully bringing a claim for these damages will depend, in large part, upon the knowledge and experience of the attorney or team of attorneys that you choose to represent you. At The Clauson Law Firm, that’s where we come in.
If you are the victim of an auto accident, you should be focusing first and foremost on your recovery. There is no more important priority than your health and well-being, and spending time with those you love. Leave the stress and the worry about your legal claim to us. We know the law, and we are proud of our record of successfully representing countless auto accident victims as they fought for the compensation they deserved. It would be our privilege to do the same for you. If you’re ready to take the first step to assert your legal rights, we’re here for you, and we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and learn your story. Visit our website at www.clausonlaw.com, or call us at (833)680-0177 to get started. We look forward to helping you soon.