Drunk Driving Accidents
Experienced attorneys who can make things right
Driving under the influence is against the law in North Carolina, and with good reason. Still, there are drivers every year who get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. This results in car accidents that leave people seriously injured. If you’ve been hurt in a crash caused by a drunk driver, you need an experienced attorney.
Brent Adams founded Brent Adams & Associates to fight for individuals who were injured through no fault of their own. We believe it’s wrong for insurance companies to mistreat people and minimize their compensation. We make things right. Our attorneys build strong cases and help the injured recover the compensation they deserve.
Holding negligent drivers accountable for the damage they caused
Drivers who have been drinking make poor decisions and have slower reflexes. They can easily cause a rear-end crash, head-on collision, T-bone accident or other type of crash. If the other driver in your accident was drunk, it seems like you should have little problem recovering financial compensation. Unfortunately, it’s more complicated than that.
The driver may deny being under the influence and may choose to fight any criminal charges in court. The legal process could drag on for months. The driver may blame you for causing the accident, which makes it more difficult for you to recover compensation under the state’s contributory negligence system.
Insurance companies are always looking for ways to pay you less – it’s what they do. They may argue your injuries weren’t that bad or were pre-existing. They’ll look for evidence to try to claim you were partially at fault. Or they’ll offer you a settlement that falls far short of covering your damages, saying it’s the best that they can do.
They can do better – that’s what we do. Our attorneys level the playing field. We know the tactics that insurance companies use and how to respond to them. We focus on building strong cases based on facts.
Our legal team investigates your crash to find out what really happened. We gather evidence, including any video from traffic cameras, and carefully review accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
A firm with a long record of results
Our attorneys determine the total damages you suffered in the accident. This includes all current and future medical expenses for treating your injuries. It includes any lost wages if you were unable to work. There may be other damages as well, such as pain and suffering.
Then we demand compensation. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators who are often able to reach a settlement that meets your needs. Insurance companies know there are some law firms that try to avoid fighting cases in court. They also know we are not one of those firms. We are not afraid to fight for clients at trial and we have the case results to prove it.
If you were injured by a drunk driver, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Under the law, you have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action. But over time, evidence can be lost or destroyed. The memories of witnesses can fade. The sooner we can get started on your case, the better.
Learn more about how we can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Our offices are located in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Dunn and Clinton. We can review the details of your accident, go over your options and answer any questions you have. There’s no cost and no obligation.