As a victim of a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. This compensation can come in a variety of forms, including:
- Medical bills.
- Lost wages.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
- Diminishment of future earning capacity.
- Physical disability.
In North Carolina, individuals have three years to file a personal injury case in court, and if they do not initiate the claim within this timeframe, they will lose the right to pursue compensation.
The main aspect of establishing liability in an auto accident case is proving negligence, and there are certain situations and types of accidents where liability may be relatively clear-cut. These include:
- Rear end collisions – The vehicle that rear ends another will almost always be found liable.
- Left turns – Generally, a car making a left turn is usually held responsible when there is a collision with another vehicle coming straight from the other direction.
- Accidents involving drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs – Although a drunk driver’s fault is not automatic, the fact that they were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and arrested for DUI will make it difficult for them to escape liability.
- Car/pedestrian accidents – Drivers are required to use extra caution when pedestrians are present, but pedestrians are not always blameless, such as when they don’t use a designated crosswalk or walk at night while wearing dark clothing.
If you were injured in an automobile accident in Charlotte due to the negligence of another motorist, the skilled personal injury lawyers at Nagle & Associates will work hard to obtain the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered. Contact our firm online or call (800) 411-1583 to set up your free initial case evaluation today.