Car accidents can have devastating consequences for their victims including serious injury, property damage, and even loss of life. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration* fatalities caused by car accidents in 2012 are estimated to have risen by as much as 5.3% from 2011, a significant increase from previous years that data was collected. While the reasons for car accidents can vary, many times they are caused by the carelessness of another driver, who fails to yield, come to a complete stop, speeds, ignores other traffic laws, is distracted, tired, or is driving while impaired.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Raleigh, the first place you should go is a hospital emergency room to be checked out. Even if you think you feel fine, you could be suffering from shock and not know the extent of your injuries. If you have suffered injuries from a car accident and are in need of an experienced car accident lawyer, Eric H. Kassor is a Raleigh car accident attorney who will aggressively seek compensation for you and your family. Selecting an attorney can be a difficult decision. When searching for a lawyer, you want to be sure you will select a firm that can give you and your case top priority. Eric H. Kassor is a car accident and personal injury attorney who values every client and will give you personal attention so you know that your case matters to him.
Auto accidents are traumatic events and can place many long-lasting medical and financial burdens on you and your family. If you have been injured in a car accident and another driver is at fault, the driver who is determined to be at fault could be liable for your medical bills and damage to your automobile during the accident. The at-fault driver is not limited to these expenses only, but could be responsible for other damages such as your pain and suffering as a result of the accident, your lost time and wages as you attend to things like doctor’s visits, or lost wages if you are unable to work as a result of your car accident.
If you have been hurt because of the negligence of others, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your medical bills, lost time and wages from work, and pain and suffering. According to North Carolina state law, there is a statute of limitations (time in which to make your claim) on claims that applies to motor vehicle accidents involving negligence, so you must act promptly to protect your rights. It is helpful to begin building evidence to prove your case right away so that your attorney will have all the information he needs.
Your car accident attorney will be able to investigate your claim, collect evidence, obtain police reports and statements and handle all aspects of your claim. Your auto accident attorney will attempt to prove that the other driver was at fault in the accident, meaning they are liable for your injuries and possibly other damages as well. Your car accident lawyer will take care of talking to insurance adjusters and negotiating a settlement. When people attempt to negotiate with insurance adjusters without a car accident attorney, they may receive less financial compensation than they deserve.
It is important to remember that injury claims, including car collisions, are governed by a Statute of Limitations which limits the time you have to file your claim. You must act promptly to consult an injury attorney and protect your rights.
During a free initial consultation, your car accident attorney will sit down with you and answer any questions you may have and present you with your options. If you’d like to request more information, or set up an initial consultation, call the Raleigh law office of Kassor Law at 919-877-9990.
*(“Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities 2012,” Traffic Safety Facts, NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, May 2013)