Car crash victims may want to settle their case at the scene of the accident for a number of reasons. The negligent party may not want to get the insurance involved and they will try to pay you for what they think the damages are worth. There is no way of predicting the long-term damages--both to vehicles and physical persons--that may result. A driver may promise to pay for your car repairs, but there is no guarantee. Also, symptoms of brain trauma may develop weeks or months after an accident. So much is at stake, but what is most important? Raleigh personal injury attorney Brent Adams explains in this video. Take some time to learn how severe your damages and injuries are before you settle a case. There is no rush to settle a car accident case in North Carolina. You have three years to file a lawsuit.