Car Accident Lawyers Serving North Carolina

Our attorneys level the playing field to get the results you need

Car accidents can be traumatic and sometimes life-altering. Every year in North Carolina, thousands of people are injured or killed in car accidents.

You probably have a lot to deal with after a serious North Carolina car accident caused by another driver. Not only can they cause serious damage to your vehicle but they can cause severe personal injuries that may leave you unable to work and require expensive medical treatments including hospitalization. You will certainly have to deal with the other driver and his or her insurance company and its claims adjusters unless you have a North Carolina car accident lawyer to help you throughout this very difficult process.

It's never convenient to be involved in a car crash. You should not let piles of paperwork and calls from the insurance company add stress and worry to your life and take valuable time away from your recovery from your injuries. Call North Carolina’s trusted car accident law firm, Brent Adams & Associates today at (919) 781-7590 or fill out a free contact form to discuss your claim. Our legal team is available to help you at all times, 24/7 and we're dedicated to getting you the top dollar for your claim.

 

What to do after your North Carolina car accident

You need to act fast after a serious collision caused by another driver in North Carolina. Otherwise, your health and your legal rights could be at risk. Every car accident is unique. But there are certain steps you should take after a car accident, whether your car crash just happened a few minutes, a few hours or a few days ago. Such steps include:

Case results that matter

Our North Carolina law firm has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for car accident injury victims. Some of our results include:

Learn more about our case results and how we can help you get the money you deserve for your North Carolina car accident.

Understanding your rights

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed after a serious car accident. But it’s also important to understand that you have many important rights if your North Carolina car crash was caused by another driver. Your rights include:

Don’t let the at-fault driver’s insurance company dictate what happens to you after your car accident. Our law firm can make sure your rights are respected. We know how the legal system works in North Carolina when it comes to serious car accidents. And we will make sure your car accident claim gets the attention you deserve.

Dangerous highways and roads in North Carolina

Car accidents often occur on certain roads and highways in North Carolina. According to car accident data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some of North Carolina’s most dangerous highways include:

Wherever your North Carolina car accident happened, make sure you understand your legal options. Make sure you talk to an experienced North Carolina car accident attorney at our law firm right away.

Getting you the money you deserve

Insurance companies do not exist to protect you. Instead, they are in business to make money for the company and its shareholders. The insurance company will do anything they can to keep from paying you what you deserve for your injuries.

After you've been involved in a car crash, the adjuster for the insurance company who insures the negligent party who caused your collision may call and offer an initial settlement. Please understand that this call is made by a person whose job it is to keep from paying you anything or if they can't cut you out completely, to pay you as little as possible. It is essential that you refuse to sign anything until you've spoken to a lawyer. These settlement offers will always be “lowball offers.”

We can investigate your car accident and determine how much money you need to get your life back on track. We will calculate the damage to your car, the amount of your medical expenses and lost wages and do everything possible to hold the responsible party and their insurance company accountable for all of your harms and losses.

Who’s responsible for paying for my car accident?

The short answer is the at-fault party is responsible for paying for your accident-related expenses in North Carolina. Usually, that means the at=fault driver’s insurance company has to pay for your injury-related expenses. But just because they are supposed to pay for your accident doesn’t mean they will automatically do so.

Be prepared for a fight to get the money you deserve. This is why you need an experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer handling your injury claim. Experienced attorneys know how to hold at-fault drivers accountable for their actions and can demand the compensation you need to get your life back on track.

How is fault determined for a car accident?

It all comes down to the evidence, including witness testimony, physical evidence, and more. Insurance companies often conduct an in-depth investigation in search of evidence about your crash. The other driver’s insurance company might even try to present evidence they claim proves that you caused the accident.

Don’t take their word for it. You know you didn’t cause your accident. You know you’re not at fault. That’s why you need a lawyer who can make sure your voice gets heard loud and clear. Your attorney can investigate your North Carolina car accident and find evidence showing you did not cause your accident. Don’t take anything for granted. Take action. Contact our law firm.

What is contributory negligence?

North Carolina is one of the few states that still use “contributory negligence” for car accident claims. In most states, if you are partially at fault, you can still recover compensation; the amount is simply reduced by your percentage of fault. But in North Carolina, it’s all or nothing. If you are even partially at fault, you cannot recover at all.

In other words, your case for compensation has to be airtight. That’s why it’s important that you have a car accident attorney on your side who knows the law in North Carolina and can build a strong legal case in support of your car accident injury claim.

How much is my North Carolina car accident worth?

There’s often a lot of debate when it comes to how much money to pay for your car accident. The at-fault driver’s insurance company will likely claim you’re only entitled to receive a fraction of how much you should really get for your injury-related expenses.

This is why you need an experienced North Carolina car accident attorney fighting for every penny you rightfully deserve. It doesn’t matter if your car accident expenses happen right after your crash or you get a bill months or years later. Your car accident settlement or verdict should take into account all these future anticipated expenses, as well as economic and non-economic damages (financial compensation).

Such expenses – which can easily add up to thousands of dollars or much more – may include:

How can a North Carolina car accident lawyer help me?

A car accident attorney can fight to make sure that injured victims get all of the money they deserve for accident-related expenses. A law firm can handle every aspect of a car accident case, including:

Investigating the collision​

We can analyze the facts involving your car accident to determine how it happened and who was at fault.  If necessary, we have access to top accident reconstruction experts who we will put to work for you immediately to determine who was at fault. It is important to get these experts out to the collision scene as quickly as possible before the evidence is destroyed. The sooner our experts can investigate the crash the better for your case.

Contacting your insurance company

Insurance companies – including your own – are only focused on saving as much money as possible after an accident. That’s why they’ll do everything they can to reduce or deny your claim. Your attorney can deal directly with insurance companies on your behalf, including your own. That way, your lawyer can make sure that your rights are respected throughout your car accident insurance claims process.

Collecting evidence

We will collect all available evidence including evidence from the crash scene as well as your medical records, statements from witnesses, videotapes which may be available to show how the accident occurred and other evidence that will help you win your case.

Getting your official car accident report

The police officer or North Carolina state trooper who investigated your crash will fill out an official car accident report, which is officially called a Crash Report Form DMV-349 in North Carolina. Our law firm can get a copy of your North Carolina car accident report and make sure it’s accurate. Otherwise, the at-fault driver’s insurance company might deny your injury claim if there’s a discrepancy or a mistake on your official accident report.

Negotiation with the insurance company

We understand how difficult it is to talk with an insurance adjuster. Many of them are rude and obnoxious and otherwise unpleasant to deal with. The insurance company will surely make you a lowball offer. However, we will negotiate with the insurance company and be sure that you get the highest offer possible. You will not have to dread making that call to the insurance adjuster. We will do it for you.

What our car accident clients say

“I was in a car accident and came to Brent Adams & Associates for help. Their auto accident attorneys took my claim and helped me out tremendously. They gathered all my bills and contacted the insurance company for me, which made it a lot easier. I had less for me to worry about so I could focus on going to the doctor and getting myself better. Brent Adams' car accident lawyers made me feel really welcome when I called or came in. They helped me get myself together and I truly appreciate them for that.”

– Ashley M.

“Brent Adams & his team helped me get a good settlement… when I was hurt riding as a passenger in a car accident. They are patient, kind, and I trust these associates are there to help people who need help.”

– Jachque F.

“After a car accident I needed an attorney to help. Brent Adams and Associates was recommended to me by a friend and I am grateful - they took over and just called me when I needed to make a decision… They took the stress out of what could have been a very stressful situation.”

– K.P.

"Monica was very helpful with my daughter's auto accident case. Very attentive to our needs. I would recommend their services to anyone involved in an automobile accident."

– L.R.

North Carolina car accident attorneys by your side in the courtroom

In the event that we are unable to reach a settlement with the insurance company that we think you should accept, we will file suit for you and represent you in court. We're dedicated to giving you the very best trial possible.

We have tried hundreds of cases for clients in court and we will be with you every step of the way throughout your litigation. As a result, we know how North Carolina’s legal system works when it comes to car accident claims or lawsuits.

A car accident puts a lot of stress on you and your family. You know that you should file a claim with the insurance company to get what you're entitled to receive under the law. However, when you're dealing with personal injuries, vehicle repairs, and missed paychecks, you do not have time to deal with stacks of paperwork and collect evidence from the crash scene.

You are not alone. Our North Carolina law firm can help

This can be a lot for you to handle on your own. However, you do not have to handle it on your own. At Brent Adams & Associates, we are dedicated to helping you and others in your situation. When you've been involved in a car crash, you are suddenly thrust into a world that you do not know. You should not feel bad about that.

There is no reason for you to know how to deal with insurance adjusters. That is why we are here. We are here to help put you on a level playing field with the insurance company. Let our North Carolina car accident attorneys take the burden off of you so that you can rest, recover and spend time with your family without the worry of these legal matters. Let us take the burden of this collision off your shoulders. Call us at (919) 781-7590 or fill out a free contact request form. There is no cost or obligation for filling out our form.

We will send you our book for free

After many years of sitting across the desk from North Carolina car accident victims, Brent Adams saw the mistakes that these victims make time and time again when dealing with insurance adjusters. We decided to catalog these mistakes and put them into a book form so that the public will have the benefit of his knowledge before they are in a collision or before they have to deal with an insurance adjuster.

The book outlines the mistakes that are commonly made by victims of motor vehicle collisions. The book teaches you how to avoid these mistakes and to put more money into your pocket.

If you would like a free digital copy of the book or would like it mailed to you, please fill out the form on this page.

If you are not interested in the book but would like to talk to a lawyer immediately, please call us at (919) 781-7590.

Our North Carolina law firm will put you first

If you are concerned that you may not be able to hire a top-quality car accident lawyer, we have good news for you. You can afford a North Carolina car accident lawyer that cares and will go to work for you. We have our ironclad no-fee guarantee. Under this guarantee, you will not have to pay us any attorney's fees unless you recover compensation.

Our lawyers will always take the time to speak with you by phone about your collision. There is no cost for the call and no obligation. You can call us to talk with you about your case even if you do not intend for us to represent you. We will listen to your case, plan a solution and explain how we will fight for you every step of the way. We always put our clients first. You can reach us 24/7 by calling us at (919) 781-7590 or fill out our free online form to get started on a free and no obligation confidential consultation.