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If you’ve been involved in an automobile accident, car/truck/motorcycle wreck, etc, and have sustained some type of injury, be it physical or emotional, then you should consult a car accident lawyer to discuss the possibility of receiving compensation for your injuries. [Truck accidents generally involve a different set of conditions to car crashes, click here for truck crash lawyer information]
Clearly we need to sit down with you to discuss your car accident in more detail to determine liability and the extent of your injuries.
When there are no other people directly involved in the accident, our experienced car crash lawyers will consider things like general road layout and safety (were there potholes, a misplaced stop sign), mechanical issues (a faulty airbag, seatbelt failure etc), an obstruction to visibility etc.
Once an auto accident lawyer has explored the details of your car / motorcycle / truck accident, he or she can offer you an opinion on what type of case you have and the best way to move forward with a personal injury claim.
The process of dealing with the details of your automobile accident, talking with and negotiating with insurance companies, understanding the law and different types of claims etc, is not something that you should try to navigate alone. Working with a qualified car accident lawyer is essential, and having a Lawyer based in North Carolina will help ensure that your case is handled efficiently and competently, resulting in a settlement in the fastest possible time.
The place to start after a personal injury is to contact a reputable Law Firm and request a free consultation to review the details of your case. At Kellum Law Firm we have a team of experienced lawyers who’ve been handling auto accident claims for people in and around the State of North Carolina for over 40 years.
Why Work With Kellum Law Firm?
- 40+ years representing North Carolina residents.
- Lawyers with extensive experience handling auto accident claims.
- Your Local Law Firm with 10 locations including Wilmington, Jacksonville, New Bern, Raleigh and more.
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- Stellar reputation with A+ BBB Rating.
- Committed to get you the best results!
WHY USE A CAR CRASH LAWYER?
To be sure you receive a fast and fair settlement for your auto accident it’s important to engage the legal services of an experienced car crash lawyer as soon as possible following the accident.
While the details of the incident are still fresh in your mind, we can unravel your case, the circumstances of the crash etc, and help you move forward with an insurance claim.
WHAT IS CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE?
Contributory Negligence – What is it and why should I care?
After you have been in a car accident, there are so many things that you have to think about, deal with and worry about. Insurance companies, repair companies, doctors etc… One thing you didn’t even know that you had to worry about is contributory negligence. Read more about this important component of North Carolina law here > Contributory negligence and car crash law.
A very basic definition of contributory negligence is “lack of care by a plaintiff for his own safety” (Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006). It was the dominant common law defense in the 19th and 20th centuries but has fallen by the wayside in most states. Only four states and the District of Columbia still use contributory negligence when deciding liability in an automobile accident case. Unfortunately North Carolina is one of those states. What does that mean for you? Let’s say someone ran a red light causing you to slam into the side of them. It was the other drivers’ fault, right? They ran the red light. Well, if the other driver’s insurance company and their team of expert lawyers can prove that you were driving five miles over the speed limit or were in any other way even one percent at fault then you contributed to the accident therefore are not entitled to any compensation.
When you get into a car accident in North Carolina or one of the other contributory negligence states it is imperative that you speak with a knowledgeable car accident attorney. They can assess your case, walk you through potential defenses and help you with important decisions you will have to make. The insurance companies have powerful attorneys working for them. You should too.
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