Greensboro Car Accident Attorneys
Roane Law: A Trusted & Dedicated Law Firm
Car wrecks cases should be simple. The person who caused the wreck should be responsible, and their insurance company should pay. However, it is never that easy.
Attorney Roane Has Been in Your Shoes
I was in a bad wreck myself, and that is the whole reason that I went to law school. First, you will have fights over your property damage. The insurance company will not want to pay a fair value; you will have to get a rental car; and then the insurance company will fight over the cost of repairs, types of parts and the value of your car now that it is wrecked. Even if you get the property damage settled, the insurance company may try and send you releases or paperwork that will void your injury claim.
Types of Car Accident Claims We Handle
No two car accidents are alike, but there are different types of accidents that we commonly see. Roane Law can help with any type of car accident claim, but some of the ones we see most often are:
- Accidents caused by a drunk driver
- Head-on collisions
- Accidents with public transportation vehicles
- Rollover accidents
- Single or multi-vehicle accidents
- Accidents caused by texting while driving
- Accidents with uninsured or underinsured drivers
What to Do If You Were Involved in an Automotive Accident
If you are injured in a car accident, your first priority should be your safety. The scene of the accident may hold important keys to securing full compensation. Following an accident it is suggested that you:
Move to safety: if possible, move from the roadway to someplace safe and contact professionals who may assist in your safety.
Call 911: after you have given the officer your account of the accident, ask for their badge number and name so you can have access to the police report if needed.
Gather witness contact information and take photos: some evidence from the scene of the accident may be important in determining the outcome of your case. Gather phone numbers and names of those involved and who witnessed the accident in the event that their testimony may be helpful in your case.
Seek medical care: some injuries sustained in automotive accidents may not be immediately apparent. A doctor can help assess your injuries and treat them.
Contact your insurance company: when speaking with your insurance, be sure to avoid saying you “are fine” or making any statements that could keep you from receiving full compensation for your accident.
Contact Roane Law for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident?
The truth is it's not required to hire an attorney if you've been in a car accident. But if you want to get the full compensation that you deserve, then it's likely that hiring a Greensboro car accident attorney is the best way to do so. We will deal with the insurance companies so you don't have to and we're well-versed in car wreck laws that you may not even be aware of, both of which are important factors when fighting for a fair settlement.
What to Expect from the Insurance Company
A personal injury claim from a car wreck is an even harder fight. The insurance company will look at the accident report and see if you complained of pain at the scene. The police officer will write a "4" next to your name at the bottom, which means complained of pain at the scene (A "5" means no complaints).
The insurance company will then look at your medical records and evaluate various factors, including:
- Whether the doctors failed to write something down. If they didn't check a box for "neck complaints", the insurance will argue that you had no accident-related neck injury.
- Whether there was a gap in treatment after your visit to the ER or your family doctor.
- Did you follow up with a doctor after the wreck? How long did you wait?
- Where were you working during this gap in treatment? The insurance company will argue that you were hurt on the job and not in the car wreck.
To add insult to injury, the insurance company will often deny liability even in a clear case. In rear-end collisions, they are starting to say it was the front driver's fault. They will say you stopped your car too fast, failed to put on a blinker, stopped for no reason, etc. These days they will do anything to avoid paying for damages incurred as the result of a car accident, and it is incredibly frustrating. That is where we come in.
North Carolina Statute of Limitations
Our state has a three-year statute of limitations for car accident claims, according to North Carolina General Statutes § 1.52 (16). The statute period starts from the date of your car accident. If your claim is not settled before the three year period is up, you lose your legal right to pursue compensation. Don't let that happen! My law firm wants to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
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I tell insurance adjusters all of the time, "if you would just treat people right, I would be out of a job." Getting them to pay a dime without a lawyer is like pulling teeth. Fortunately, Roane Law has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients, and we are ready to help you.
Contact us at once to get our experience on your side!