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Charlotte Car Accident Lawyer

An automobile accident is an overwhelming physical and emotional experience. You shouldn’t have to go through it alone.

The pain and suffering, loss of wages due to missed work, medical bills, and mental anguish that often accompany a crash only compound the situation and underscore the need for help.

Unfortunately, the other driver’s insurance company doesn’t have your best interest at heart. They are looking to save money, not pay out claims fairly. And due to harsh contributory negligence laws in North Carolina, innocent crash victims routinely have their personal injury claims wiped out or are bullied into accepting settlements for far less than they deserve.

At Myers Law Firm, we represent the injured victims of negligent drivers in order to demand justice and compensation. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence in a car crash, our Charlotte car accident lawyers can advocate on your behalf with an aggressive legal strategy that puts your needs first.

Why You Need a North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer

Investigating the Accident

After automobile accidents, critical pieces of evidence often start to disappear. Other pieces of evidence never emerge unless you dig for them. Debris gets cleaned up. Potentially faulty equipment winds up in the junkyard before it can be examined. Security camera footage gets deleted. Memories fade.

Car accident investigations are frequently complex, and a Charlotte car accident lawyer will have the experience and resources to uncover the evidence necessary to prove who was truly responsible. For example, analyzing police reports, reconstructing the accident scene, gathering eyewitness statements, checking into the driving record of the other driver, and more could all be a necessary part of establishing fault on the other driver.

Calculating Damages

Many complex factors go into determining how much a car accident case is “worth.” It’s more than just adding up the medical bills and lost wages you’ve already suffered. Do you know how much your future care needs will cost? Do you know what a “fair” compensation offer would look like for pain, suffering, and other non-economic damages you can’t put a price on?

Insurance companies know that victims of car accidents don’t usually have the knowledge or skills to calculate the true value of a personal injury claim. If they know you don’t have a lawyer representing you, chances are they will only offer you a lowball settlement offer—if they even offer one at all.

Contributory Negligence

North Carolina law follows a doctrine called “contributory negligence.” It holds that if a person is even 1 percent responsible for causing his or her own injuries, that person cannot legally recover compensation from others—even if the other parties acted in a negligent manner and bear 99 percent of the responsibility for the car crash and resulting injuries.

Car insurance companies are well aware of this unfair rule and will not hesitate to take advantage of it by looking for any shred of evidence that could indicate you bear some degree of fault in the wreck.

Because of North Carolina’s contributory negligence rule, you should let an experienced personal injury attorney handle your car accident claim. Even if the opposing party claims you were partially at fault, Myers Law Firm can fight these allegations and use investigative techniques to find compelling evidence in your favor.

Peace of Mind

Auto accidents are stressful enough on their own. It’s not fair that crash victims and their families should also have to navigate complex legal disputes just to get money to pay for medical expenses and other daily living costs—all because of an accident that wasn’t their fault. At Myers Law Firm, we can take the weight off your shoulders and handle the complex, difficult legal work while you focus on your physical and emotional recovery.

Many people hesitate to call a law firm after a crash because they’re wondering, “How much does a car accident lawyer cost?” You don’t have to worry. We work on contingency, which means we only get paid if we win your case. Your initial consultation is free, and our fees come out of the settlement or verdict.

Breaking Down Damages in a Car Accident Claim

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When you are involved in a car wreck that is not your fault, you are entitled to receive compensation for damages. These forms of compensation fall into two main categories: property damage and personal injury.

The property damage portion of your claim consists of compensation for:

  • The cost to repair your car, or the car’s fair market value if it is a total loss
  • The loss of use of your car
  • Any depreciation in the value of your car
  • Collision-related damage to other property such as mobile phones, equipment and tools, and eyeglasses

The personal injury portion of your claim covers losses you’ve suffered to your personal health and wellbeing. For example:

  • Past and expected future medical bills
  • Lost wages and reduced future earnings capacity
  • Cost of household services, assistive living, nursing care, etc.
  • Pain and suffering.

“Pain and suffering” is a broad concept that includes physical, emotional, and psychological suffering that doesn’t necessarily have a directly associated financial cost. Some examples include living with chronic pain, anxiety and depression, and negative changes to your lifestyle such as missing family events, being unable to travel, or not being able to enjoy your favorite hobbies.

As noted above, calculating fair compensation for a car accident claim is extremely complex, especially in cases that involve severe injuries and lifelong disability or lifestyle changes. Higher damage claims will also usually require more substantial supporting evidence. An experienced attorney can review your case and give you a realistic idea of what your case may be worth, and help you assemble and present the evidence you will need to support your demand.

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How We Help You After a Car Accident

Here is what the process of filing a claim will look like after you choose Myers Law Firm to advocate for you:

  • The first step in the process is for us to meet with you and discuss your case. We will gather the necessary information from you, review the police report, and have you sign the required forms.
  • Next, we will set up your claim with the other driver’s insurance company and conduct a thorough investigation into the collision. We will handle all communications with the insurance company throughout the process so you can focus on your recovery and getting back to a normal life.
  • After you have recovered from your injuries or reach “maximum medical improvement”, we will collect all medical records and bills related to the collision and put them, along with evidence of any other losses, into a settlement package that we send to the insurance company.
  • We then work through a negotiation process with the insurance company. Once we obtain the highest settlement offer from the other insurance company, we will discuss your options of settlement versus filing a lawsuit.

Remember that the insurance company employs trained professionals whose job is to deny your claim or pay out as little as possible. Don’t give in to their tactics; let Myers Law Firm help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Contact Myers Law Firm If You've Been Injured

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, Myers Law Firm can help. Our personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations with no obligation, so you can get honest legal advice and feedback about your case. At Myers Law Firm, we put the needs of our clients before any other concern, and we go out of our way to know the people we represent so we can best serve their interests.

Keep in mind that North Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases, so waiting to contact us could take away your right to file a lawsuit and receive compensation.

To schedule your free consultation with an auto accident attorney, please call our Charlotte office toll-free at 1-888-376-ATTY (2889) or fill out and submit our online contact form. We will follow up and get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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