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After an accident in North Carolina, injured victims have the right to recover compensation from the at-fault party. If you recently sustained injuries in an auto accident and would like to discuss your options for recovery, contact a Primerus North Carolina car accident lawyer today.

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To receive compensation, an injured party must be able to prove the at-fault party’s negligence by establishing the following four elements:

  • Duty: The at-fault driver owed you, and all other drivers, a duty to behave responsibly behind the wheel (i.e., follow the rules of the road).
  • Breach: He breached that duty (e.g., the driver ran a red light).
  • Causation: That breach caused your injuries (e.g., the driver ran the red light, striking your vehicle and causing a herniated disc).
  • Damages: The breach led to damages (e.g., medical bills, lost wages).

When you file your claim, you must gather as much evidence pertaining to the accident as possible to support the notion that the other driver is responsible for your injuries. Evidence could include any of the following:

  • Accident reports
  • Witness statements
  • Surveillance footage
  • Photographs of the crash
  • Medical records
  • Records indicating lost wages

Contact a North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer

Once you file an insurance claim, the at-fault party’s insurer will launch an investigation into the cause of the accident. It is very likely that an adjuster from the insurer will contact you requesting a recorded statement.

It is imperative that you do not consent to give a recorded statement before speaking with a North Carolina car accident lawyer as the adjuster will use anything you say (even innocent statements, e.g., “I’m sorry this happened,” or “I’m okay.”) against you. This can be extremely detrimental to your claim because under North Carolina law if you are even one percent at fault for your accident, you cannot recover compensation.

Once the insurer has completed its investigation, it will either deny your claim or offer you a settlement. It is important to note that this offer is usually very low and will likely not cover future medical bills, future lost wages, or pain and suffering, but you can negotiate the amount.

If the insurer refuses to offer you a fair amount, you can file a lawsuit and take your case to District Court or Superior Court.

Note: Remember that you must continue with your medical care during the entire process or the insurer may claim that you are faking or exaggerating your injuries.

Speak with an Experienced North Carolina Auto Accident Attorney

If you would like to discuss your legal options for compensation under North Carolina’s car accident laws, contact a North Carolina auto accident attorney to determine if you have a claim.

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