If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident, you probably have concerns about your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and other losses. Bradford Law can help. We are committed to protecting the rights of personal injury victims in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina.
Our experienced car accident attorney will evaluate your case, explain your rights and explore your options. North Carolina is an at-fault state for insurance purposes, which means you can recover damages from the driver who caused the accident. Trust our legal team to provide you with powerful representation and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a no-cost consultation.
Common Causes of a Car Accident in Charlotte, NC
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver errors are the leading cause of car accidents, including:
- Distracted driving
- Improper turning
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Reckless driving
Despite these common mistakes, you must be able to prove the other driver was at-fault or negligent. That is where Bradford Law comes in. We know how to prove the necessary elements of negligence:
- The other driver owed you a duty of care
- The other driver breached that duty
- The actions of the other driver caused the accident
- The accident directly caused your injuries and monetary losses
All drivers in North Carolina have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and avoid causing injuries to others. By conducting a thorough investigation, we will work to prove the other driver was at-fault, hold them accountable, and help you obtain meaningful compensation.
Types of Car Accident Injuries
Depending on the severity of the impact, a car crash can result in all types of injuries such as:
- Cuts and bruises
- Fractures and broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Airbag burns
After an accident, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention. Failing to do so can cause your injuries to worsen and negatively impact your injury claim. One of the ways we will build a successful case is by collecting medical evidence, including reports of first responders, ER records, and any ongoing treatment by your doctor.
Why Choose Us?
At Bradford Law, we have an impressive track record of success handling car accident claims, having recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. We consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with your case. Trauma doctors, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics, and collision reconstructionists lend their expertise to help us obtain the best possible results for you. You can depend on us to treat your claim with care and diligence and handle all the details, including:
- Investigating the accident
- Identifying and interviewing witnesses
- Collecting evidence
- Consulting with experts
- Taking over communications with the insurance companies
Our car accident attorneys know that insurance companies are focused on their bottom line and put profits ahead of injury victims. We are keenly aware that insurers often deny claims or attempt to pay as little as possible. We will leverage our willingness to take them to court along with our sharp negotiating skills and demand full payment of your claims. If the insurance company fails to make a fair and just settlement offer, we will take your case to trial. Rest assured, we will fight to protect your rights in and out of the courtroom.
Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident
In a successful personal injury claim, you can recover economic and non-economic damages, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitative costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability/disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Attorneys’ fees and court costs
You should know that North Carolina follows the doctrine of contributory negligence so you cannot recover damages if you were partially at fault for the car accident. However, the burden of proof is on the defendant. Our legal team is well-versed in the applicable negligence laws and will work to prove the other driver was fully responsible for the accident.
In some cases, other parties may be held liable for the car accident that caused your injuries. If the accident resulted from defects in the road, a curb, or median, you might have a valid claim against the city, county, or state agency responsible for highway maintenance. Also, if a mechanical defect was the cause, we can bring a product liability lawsuit against the automaker or distributor. No matter the cause of the car accident that resulted in your injuries, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Experienced Charlotte, North Carolina Car Accident Attorney
Being injured in a car accident is frightening, but don’t be overwhelmed. It is essential to speak to an attorney immediately following a car accident to ensure the preservation of your rights. Turn to Bradford Law for the compassionate representation you need and deserve. Because we understand your physical, emotional, and financial burdens, we will charge no attorneys’ fees until we win compensation for you. Content our office today to consult with our capable car accident lawyer.