Charlotte is a big, beautiful metropolitan area full of plenty to see and do – and plenty of people too. In fact, Charlotte was recently found to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. All of that growth also means that there can be quite a bit of traffic on the roadways – particularly at busy times of the day. Along with increased traffic comes an increased risk of car accidents – and if you live in Charlotte or the surrounding area, you may unfortunately have already experienced this for yourself. In fact, according to statistics taken within the last few years, there were an average of approximately 33,500 car accidents in Charlotte during the course of the year.
The unfortunate truth of the matter is that car accidents happen suddenly and unexpectedly – and when they do, sometimes they change your life forever. It’s hard to prepare for the unpredictable – as much as we may want to avoid car accidents, and despite our best attempts to drive safely, they happen. While you may not be able to keep an accident from happening, there are important steps you can take afterward to protect and assert your rights, and to seek the compensation you may be entitled to.
Many car accident victims find themselves suffering from injuries and facing mounting medical bills. Some of the most common injuries experienced by victims of car accidents include:
Injuries sustained in a car accident can range anywhere from mild to very severe – and they can be temporary, or long-lasting, and in some cases, even permanent. Some injuries may require significant and long-term medical care. In addition to the pain and difficulty caused by the injury itself, this can add significant stress and anxiety to life at a time when recovery should be the focus. Understandably, many car accident victims wonder what kind of compensation they may be entitled to.
Without question, the type and amount of compensation you might be entitled to will depend upon the unique circumstances of your accident. Generally, however, in North Carolina, car accident victims may be entitled to various types of compensation including:
It’s important to understand that regardless of what type of compensation you might be entitled to, you’ll need to have attorneys on your side who can help you pursue the best legal strategies to work toward obtaining that compensation. Ultimately, insurance companies will likely have their own interests in mind instead of yours. They may interview you or gather evidence about the accident with the hope of obtaining information that will allow their company to deny or reduce your recovery. This can particularly be true in North Carolina because it is a "contributory negligence" state. That means that if the accident was in any way your fault – if you contributed to it at all, you may be prevented completely from recovering compensation for your injuries.
If you live in Charlotte or the surrounding area and you are the unfortunate victim of a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may have a right to compensation. You deserve to seek recovery of the compensation that you may be entitled to – and you need a team of attorneys on your side who understand the law, and who can help you to pursue your rights while you focus on your rest and recovery, and leave the legal matters to a team who understands the law and can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been in a car accident and you’re ready to file a claim, you need a team of attorneys on your side who will fight to protect your rights and pursue your recovery. At The Clauson Law Firm, our knowledgeable and experienced legal team will pursue the best and most effective legal strategies on your behalf. We'll worry about your case so that you can focus on your recovery. If you're ready to get started, there's no better time than now. We would consider it a privilege to help you move toward your next happier and healthier chapter, with the compensation you need and deserve to do so. You can visit our website at www.clausonlaw.com, or give us a call at (833)680-0177 at any time. We look forward to speaking with you soon, and learning how we can help.