If you have been injured in an auto accident, it is important to contact a North Carolina auto accident lawyer from The Paynter Law. Despite all the safety advancements over the past 20 years, serious car accidents occur every minute across the U.S. It is reported that there are a whopping 6 million auto accidents every year in the U.S., and 3 million people are injured. North Carolina is the ninth most populous state and yet is has the fifth highest auto accident rate in the nation. Let our Hillsborough team help you start the recovery process as soon as possible after your accident.
We know that an auto accident is far more than just twisted metal and broken glass. There are people whose lives will be changed forever because of some of these accidents.
Whether you have been involved in an auto accident, motorcycle accident or SUV accident, we understand the emotional and physical trauma these accidents cause. In the blink of an eye, your life is changed. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be unable to work and care for your family. At the same time, the medical bills begin to stack up. The North Carolina accident attorneys from The Paynter Law understand this. Our legal team is focused on prompt, professional legal help when you need it most.
While there are countless causes of auto accidents, driver negligence remains the leading cause of injury accidents. Each driver owes a duty to all the other drivers on the road to drive safely and responsibly. When this duty is breached, they can be held accountable for their actions.
The term “distracted driving” is being used more and more in the media. That is because distracted driving is quickly becoming the leading cause of auto accidents. This includes not only texting while driving, but also making phone calls, using social media, becoming distracted by car electronics, and more. It is important to note that these activities are considered negligent when they are being done while operating a vehicle.
Auto accidents vary in severity, and so do the injuries they cause. While a fender bender may cause a few bumps and bruises, other accidents can cause life threatening injuries and even death. Our office commonly sees the following injuries related to auto accidents:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic head injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Wrongful death
Our North Carolina auto accident attorneys often encounter accident victims who have been reluctant to seek legal help. They may think that they can handle their dealings with the insurance company themselves and save a bit of money. This is almost never a good idea. Keep in mind that the insurance company is not on your side. They may quickly offer you a settlement amount and ask you to sign paperwork. It is important not to be pressured and agree to a settlement without consulting with a lawyer first. Usually the amount offered to compensate you will be inadequate to reimburse you for your medical expenses, property damage and pain and suffering.
Contact us today to speak to an experienced North Carolina auto accident lawyer from our team. We understand that you are probably confused and frustrated that you have this problem to deal with. We are here to help sort out the facts of your case and to immediately start creating an action plan to get you the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.
It is important to not delay. There are filing deadlines with these types of cases known as statutes of limitation. If you do not pursue your claim during this time period, you will lose your legal right to pursue a claim. Call and schedule a free consultation with one of our North Carolina auto accident attorneys today.