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