When your auto, truck or motorcycle crash causes serious injury, you may be entitled to recover damages for your economic losses and pain and suffering. If a family member is killed in an accident, you as next-of-kin may have standing to sue for wrongful death. If you have any questions about your rights following an auto accident in North Carolina, you should consult a knowledgeable injury attorney. At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, our car accident lawyers have more than 200 years of combined experience. We can evaluate your accident case free of charge and inform you of your rights.
If you seek damages for an auto accident in North Carolina, you have the burden of proving that another party is to blame for the crash. If successful, you can recover monetary compensation for economic and noneconomic losses, including:
But before collecting any damages, you must be able to prove the elements of the case.
In an auto accident lawsuit, the injured plaintiff must present evidence that proves the defendant(s) caused the crash. That usually involves witness testimony, physical evidence, and accident reconstruction that shows the defendant was careless and that carelessness directly led to the crash.
However, because of North Carolina’s strict contributory negligence statute, the plaintiff must also be prepared to defend against allegations that he or she shares some blame for the crash. Under North Carolina law, plaintiffs who are even one percent liable for their own injuries cannot collect any compensation from a defendant who might be 99 percent at fault. Insurance companies defending their policyholders often use this aspect of the law to drive down the cost of settling an accident case or to deny a plaintiff’s recovery altogether.
Because assembling the evidence to prove both sides of your case can be such a daunting task, you need to retain the services of an experienced North Carolina automobile accident attorney. You have too much at stake to try to represent your own interests, especially during your difficult recovery period. At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, we fight accident cases aggressively and leave nothing to chance. We attend to every detail, because it is often the little details — evidence overlooked by others, potential witnesses, and expert testimony — that build the strongest case. To advance your claim, we employ an experienced, professional staff, including full-time investigators.
We consider all of the issues for you — medical bills, lost wages, insurance coverage, health insurance subrogation, policy stacking, medical payment benefits, and more. This way, you can have peace of mind while you concentrate on your physical recovery.
Tractor-trailer accidents have the potential to be much more deadly than passenger vehicle collisions, so large trucking companies and their insurance adjusters are often very aggressive in damage control. Some insurance adjusters are even on the scene before the wrecked vehicles are towed, immediately informing victims how they could easily settle their claim before accident victims even understand the full extent of their injuries. If you have been in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, don’t allow yourself to be pressured by these predatory practices. Protect yourself. Never sign anything before consulting a truck accident lawyer at our firm.
As commuting and parking in many growing North Carolina cities become more difficult, many residents are turning to motorcycles as their primary mode of transportation. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents can cause serious or catastrophic injury. But because there is still a stigma against bikers as rebels and risk-takers, many injured riders cannot recover full compensation.
At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, our North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers represent clients with compassion and understanding, recognizing that the vast majority of motorcyclists are law-abiding citizens and safety-conscious riders. We pursue justice for injured motorcyclists aggressively to recover the maximum damage award possible.
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban helps victims of motor vehicle accidents assert their rights to full compensation. If you’ve been hurt, it’s important to remember:
To exercise your rights, contact the experienced auto accident lawyers at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban. To avoid statute of limitations problems and protect your rights, you should begin working with our firm as soon as possible so you don’t forfeit the chance for the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in North Carolina, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses. Call us toll free at (888) 351-1038 today or contact Marcari Russotto Spencer & Balaban online to schedule a free consultation with an auto accident attorney.
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