Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: (252) 752-1700
Fax: (252) 335-2929
Greenville Car Accident Lawyers Fight for Injured Clients
Aggressive representation focused on positive results
Greenville is the county seat of Pitt County and the tenth most populous city in North Carolina. Known as the “Emerald City,” it’s home to about 90,000 residents and continues to grow. Much of the city’s life centers around Eastern Carolina University, Greenville’s largest employer and hub for cultural and sporting events. But with its eponymous Mall, University Commons, Arlington Village, and other large commercial centers, Greenville has also become a regional shopping destination, leading to traffic congestion and making accidents more likely. As the city leaders devise strategies for reducing auto accidents, Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban is determined to help accident victims recover the full compensation they deserve.
Greenville car accident statistics reveal increased risks for all
Greenville is the most congested city in eastern North Carolina. With an improved economy and rise in population, there are more motor vehicles on the city’s roads than ever — and that means more accidents as well. In 2016, North Carolina experienced a 6.3 percent increase in total reported accidents, along with a 5.3 percent increase in injuries and a 4.4 percent increase in traffic deaths. In 2016, Greenville saw 4,571 total crashes, which caused nine fatalities and 1,876 injuries. Of these crashes, 83 were alcohol-related, causing 58 injuries and two deaths. There were 44 pedestrian accidents resulting in 44 injuries and six deaths. Motor vehicles striking bicycles accounted for 23 crashes causing 21 injuries.
Common injuries in Greenville car accidents
Auto accidents are a major cause of painful, debilitating and disabling injuries that can include:
- Bone fractures — Displaced fractures require surgery to set and extensive time to heal. Badly broken bones may never fully recover.
- Chest and abdominal impact injuries — The force of a deployed airbag or an impact with a steering wheel or dashboard can cause serious injuries to the chest and abdomen.
- Crush injuries — Not only bones, but also tissues and internal organs can be crushed when a vehicle collapses under extreme pressure.
- Traumatic brain injury — Blunt force, cranial penetration, or violent shaking can damage brain tissue producing severe and lasting injury.
- Spinal injury, including paralysis — Sudden pressure and torque applied to the spinal column can cause a break sufficient to cause paraplegia or quadriplegia, depending on the location of the break.
- Whiplash to the neck or back — Rapid movement forward and back or side to side can cause tearing of soft tissues and displacement of discs.
After an accident, always seek medical attention even if you don’t believe you’re seriously hurt. Adrenaline spikes during an accident and can mask your pain. You may not know you’re hurt for hours, but by then your condition can worsen, putting your life in jeopardy.
Capable management of all types of auto accidents
Our accident attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal experience, and are ready to manage any type of car crash case, including:
- Distracted driver crashes
- Drunk driving collisions
- Head-on crashes
- Rear-end crashes
- Sideswipe and T-bone crashes
- Uninsured and underinsured motorists
- Drivers without licenses or driving with suspended licenses
Our team of North Carolina car accident lawyers has extensive experience handling accident cases involving two cars, multiple vehicles, bicycles, big-rigs, commercial trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians. We have successfully represented victims with catastrophic injuries, and we have assisted grieving families in wrongful death actions after fatal accidents.
Contact our North Carolina auto accident attorneys for your injury case in Greenville
To schedule a free auto accident consultation with a knowledgeable attorney at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, call (888) 351-1038 today or contact our office online. Our Greenville office is located at 222 Cotanche Street, just around the corner from the Pitt County Courthouse. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we can visit you.