The frequency of car accidents is very high in North Carolina. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s statistics, 93 people died every day in the year 2009. It means one person died every 15.5 minutes. Also, in the year 2008, around 1,433 car- related casualties have occurred in the state of North Carolina.
These tragedies can impact more than what you expect. It can lead to physical, financial and emotional losses to the victim side and the at-fault side too.
It is important to know about your legal rights in the state where the accident took place. Fault rule applies in the state of North Carolina to car accidents. It means that the victim can ask for compensation from the driver responsible for the accident. This compensation is to be paid by the at-fault side typically by his/her insurance policy provider.
What to do to claim damages?
To claim damages from another driver, you have to prove that the other party was at the fault. If he/she hasn’t followed or broken any traffic rules, he/she can easily be liable for the accident. For example, if he is driving at more than the speed limit and hit your car with his/her own vehicle. You can claim damages as he was not following the traffic rules properly. Not following the traffic light signal or drink and driving can also be a reason for an accident.
Following are the different types of car accidents which happen in North Carolina-
1)Head-on collision: It is a type of collision in which both cars come towards each other in opposite direction. It is caused mainly due to one person driving on the wrong side of the road.
2)Tailgating and chain reaction accidents: Tailgating occurs when the person driving behind another vehicle doesn’t leave sufficient space between each other and results in a collision when the front vehicle stops suddenly. This can lead to a long chain of vehicle collision which is known as a chain reaction accident.
3)Rear-end collision: It is an accident in which a vehicle crashes into a vehicle in front of it. Driver inattention or distraction, tailgating, panic stops and reduced traction due to weather or worn pavement are the main reasons for such tragedy.
4)Intersection collision: Intersection collisions are the very common type of car accidents. It involves a head-on impact when one car crosses an opposing lane of traffic to turn at an intersection or when one car crosses the path of an adjoining vehicle at an intersection.
5)Hit and run: It is an accident in which a vehicle collides with other vehicle and runs away without claiming the harm done by them. It also includes the accident cases where a vehicle hits the pedestrian or cyclist and runs away. It is tough to claim any damage in this case as there is no one to claim such damages.
Why do you need a car accident attorney?
You might don’t know but you can claim damages for visible losses as well as some invisible losses like emotional losses. So, our qualified and experienced lawyers help you in getting the maximum claim which can be demanded from the at-fault party. You will get the best assistance from our lawyers. Also, we will make sure that you are satisfied with our services.