Vehicle accidents have increased in North Carolina over the past few years, leading to more severe injuries and deaths. If you have been hurt in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to full compensation for your economic losses as well as your pain and suffering. However, proving that another driver was responsible for the crash and your injuries can be difficult. From offices in New Bern, Havelock and Morehead City, Carolina Law Group provides aggressive advocacy and builds compelling cases to help people hurt in crashes secure substantial financial recoveries. For more than a decade, we have fought for the rights of accident victims, earning a reputation for skilled litigation and personalized service that delivers results.
To prevail in a car accident case, an accident victim must prove that another driver failed to operate their vehicle with reasonable care. However, North Carolina’s strict contributory negligence law prohibits a victim from recovering any personal injury compensation if that victim was even slightly responsible for the accident. So, if another driver was 90 percent at fault, but the victim was only 10 percent to blame, the victim cannot recover any damages.
Our attorneys have extensive experience with auto accidents of all types: sideswipes, rear-end collisions, T-bone crashes, and even head-on crashes. We work with knowledgeable accident reconstruction experts to establish fault for the crash and battle to shield our clients from accusations of contributory negligence.
Because motorcycle riders are so exposed, even a moderate speed crash can inflict catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. Severe injuries frequently linked to motorcycle crashes include traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage, which sometimes results in paralysis. In many cases, the victims’ lives are changed forever, and they might need medical treatment and personal care for decades to come. Regardless of the specific condition, we understand how imperative it is that our clients recover the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Again, North Carolina’s contributory negligence law can be a tough hurdle. Some jurors hold an implicit bias against bikers and might believe the motorcycle rider shares some blame for the crash. For this reason, injured riders need determined advocacy, and that’s exactly what our legal team delivers.
Due to their sheer size and weight, commercial trucks can cause tremendous destruction if one is involved in a road collision. Whenever a semi-truck or tractor-trailer is involved in an accident, the potential for catastrophic injury or death is magnified. In addition to the legal obstacles that affect other cases, insurance companies with deep legal departments usually defend commercial truck accident claims relentlessly. To reach a fair settlement or prevail in a civil trial, a truck accident victim must have capable and determined legal representation. Our team has the knowledge, skill and resources necessary to pursue a positive outcome against powerful defendants. We work tirelessly to collect the evidence needed to deliver the result you deserve.
The Carolina Law Group represents victims of car, truck and motorcycle accidents from offices in New Bern, Havelock and Morehead City, NC. Call us today at 252-672-2059 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We take all accident cases on a contingency basis, so you pay no legal fees until you recover compensation through a settlement or verdict.