Often times people come to us because the process can seem overwhelming to them. You have injuries, medical bills, damaged or totaled vehicles, maybe there were multiple cars involved. The process can be very confusing and difficult.
IN NORTH CAROLINA IF YOU ACCEPT A CHECK FROM AN INSURANCE COMPANY EARLY IN YOUR CASE YOU ARE BARRED FROM ANY OTHER RECOVERY. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY FIRST TO KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
When you are injured in North Carolina you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, property damage, lost wages, and a number above that for your pain and suffering.
When you the experienced law firm of Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC we will aggressively pursue your compensation claims, so you can focus on recovery.
Car wrecks can result in some very serious injury and even death. You can be injured in a wreck as a driver, passenger or pedestrian. Car wrecks can happen in cars, trucks (commercial), bicycles, rented vehicles and taxis (including Uber and Lyft).
- Auto Accidents in Your Own Car
- Accidents Involving Trucks
- Taxis and Hired Transportation Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrians Hit By Cars
- Cyclists in Car Accidents
- Automobile Defects
The most common type of wrecks happen between two cars. When a driver is negligent in causing an accident, they may be held responsible to the other driver for the injuries they have suffered, including paying for their medical treatment, car repair, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
After a wreck happens the insurance companies step in to deal with the car damage and will attempt to resolve any injury claims. The insurance company is NOT on your side. Their goal is to save their insurance company money! Your attorney will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you are a passenger in the vehicle there may be multiple insurances involved. It can get complicated!
Accidents involving commercial vehicles and some hired transportation can make for complex claims because your lawsuit may not only be against the driver, but also against the owner of the truck. There are different rules involving commercial entities and there may even be punitive damages available to you.
The law in North Carolina is very strict for drivers of commercial vehicles. At fault accidents for commercial entities makes their insurance increase and so many times the trucking company will work to deny or minimize your claim to save them money. Make sure to talk to an experienced attorney that knows how to deal with trucking companies and commercial insurances.
Pedestrian injury accidents are usually very serious, often involving permanent disability, disfigurement, or even death. There are many laws in North Carolina that make it harder for a pedestrian to be compensated for their injuries. Each case must be analyzed carefully to determine how to best receive a recovery.
Like pedestrians, when cyclists or motorcyclists are involved in an accident, they may suffer life-threatening injuries while the driver remains completely unharmed. In some cases, a driver may cause a cyclist to crash and not even realize they were responsible. Often the insurance company wants to hold the rider responsible and not the person who hit them.
DRUNK DRIVING WRECKS
Intoxicated and drunk driving cases are a specific focus at Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC. We take these cases very seriously. Often we will attend criminal court with you to ensure that the drunk driver is punished criminally for their crimes. Attorney Atkinson is a National Director at MADD (Mother's Against Drunk Drivers) and regularly volunteers her time on behalf of this cause. We believe that drinking and driving is preventable crime. If you were involved in a wreck with a drunk driver please call us. There are specific rules in North Carolina regarding drunk driving wrecks.
If you were injured in a car wreck please call Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC – the Heavy Hitters – at 1-800-LAW-0804 TODAY!