Raleigh Personal Injury Attorneys
2443 Lynn Road
Raleigh, NC 27612
Tel: (919) 787-9944
Fax: (919) 783-0458
Experienced and dedicated accident lawyers pursue full compensation
In a recent assessment of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), Raleigh, North Carolina was ranked as the fourth fastest-growing MSA in the United States. In 2014, Raleigh already had an estimated population of 439,896, with large numbers of commuters contributing to heavy traffic congestion and making serious vehicle accidents a common occurrence. If you or a loved one sustains a serious injury in a vehicle accident, you can rely on Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. Our personal injury attorneys have more than 175 years of combined legal experience, and we are determined to pursue the maximum level of compensation for your losses. Our experience is deep and varied, extending to complex medical malpractice cases as well as slip-and-fall and workplace accidents. We assess your case for free, and if you have grounds for a negligence lawsuit, we prosecute your case vigorously to obtain the best possible result.
Raleigh accident statistics show increasing risk
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) records statistics on vehicle accidents throughout the state. In the years 2011 through 2014, Raleigh had 65,575 total vehicle crashes, 98 of them fatal, and 12,081 that produced nonfatal injuries. In those years, the risk of a vehicle accident in and around Raleigh increased steadily, as our city rose in the rankings from the 15th most dangerous with a population above 10,000 people to 14th, 13th and 11th place.
Most common vehicle accidents in Raleigh
Unfortunately, Raleigh suffers from many of the same driving problems that plague other American cities. Alcohol use was a factor in 3.38 percent of Raleigh total vehicle crashes from 2011 to 2014, but throughout Wake County, 34.2 percent of fatal crashes and 36.2 nonfatal injury crashes were alcohol related. Cellphone use, though prohibited by state law, is common, especially among younger drivers.
- Auto accidents — In Wake County, there is a vehicle crash reported every 0.2 hours and a vehicle fatality once every five days.
- Motorcycle accidents — Wake County, dominated by the Raleigh MSA, experiences an average of nine fatal motorcycle accidents each year and 235 nonfatal injury accidents.
- Truck accidents — Statewide, there were 253,199 crashes involving commercial vehicles in 2014. Of those, 1,181 produced fatalities and 71,025 produced nonfatal injuries.
Wake County also produces an average of 12 fatal pedestrian accidents and one fatal bicycle accident annually.
Contact a Raleigh personal injury lawyer for negligence cases
If you have been seriously injured due to a vehicle accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall, or workplace accident, you can rely on Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. Our experienced trial lawyers are determined to fight for your maximum possible recovery. To schedule a free consultation, call (888) 351-1038 or contact us online today.