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Auto Accidents in Beaufort

Trustworthy Beaufort Auto Accident Attorneys

Aggressive representation focused on recovering full compensation for plaintiffs

Beaufort has a substantial number of auto accidents for a community of approximately 4,400 year-round residents. Located on U.S. Route 70, people come to the seat of Carteret County for many reasons. As the civic hub of the Inner Banks, motorists come here via Route 70 and other roads to work, enjoy the water, visit tourist attractions such as the North Carolina Maritime Museum and partake in cultural events including the Beaufort Music Festival, the BARTA Fishing Tournament, the Beaufort Pirate Invasion and the Beaufort Wine and Food Festival. When the streets of a small town become busy, you can expect traffic accidents and injuries. Fortunately, the Carolina Law Group is prepared to help with any legal issues connected to your vehicle collision. While you concentrate on your physical recovery, we focus our energies on recovering the full compensation you deserve.

Types of auto accidents in Beaufort, NC

Our personal injury firm handles cases related to any kind of traffic collision, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents

Even if your accident seems relatively minor, representing yourself in negotiations with an insurance company could be costly. Their goal is to protect their bottom line and they might delay or dispute your claim so that you will accept an inadequate settlement. When you retain professional representation, you send the message that you won’t be bullied by hardball tactics.

Common causes of auto accidents

Proving causation is the first step in determining whether you are entitled to compensation in a car crash case. Common causes of auto accidents include:

  • Driver distraction, such as cellphone use
  • Aggressive driving, as demonstrated by speeding, tailgating or refusing to yield the right-of-way
  • Driver impairment from drugs or alcohol, even if there was no criminal DUI/DWI charge
  • Severe weather
  • Bad road conditions
  • Mechanical defects

We thoroughly investigate your case and bring in accident reconstruction experts when warranted to determine at-fault driver and the factors that led to the crash.

Recovering compensation in North Carolina is harder than you might think

When a negligent or reckless driver causes a crash that injures you, you are entitled to collect payment from the party that harmed you. Damages available in these cases can include compensation for:

  • Medical bills, present and future
  • Lost earnings, present and future
  • Pain and suffering

However, to win a damage award, there’s a major hurdle you must pass over. North Carolina has a strict contributory negligence law that says even if you are even one percent responsible for the accident, you cannot collect any compensation.

Attorneys from the at-fault driver’s insurance company might try to demonstrate that you were partially responsible for the collision. That way, their client is off the hook. To collect damages in court, you must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant driver caused the accident and that you were not liable for the crash in any way. This is why it is critical to retain an experienced North Carolina auto accident attorney.

Contact an accomplished auto accident lawyer in Beaufort, NC

Carolina Law Group represents clients who have been injured in traffic accidents in the Beaufort area and other parts of North Carolina. To speak to an experienced trial attorney, call us at 252-672-2059 or contact us online.

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