Need a Greensboro Car Accident Lawyer?
The attorneys of Ward Black Law know that car accidents can be both frightening and frustrating. Our firm has been helping car collision victims in North Carolina for nearly two decades. Over time, our firm has gained a reputation for success based on core values of professional excellence, personal integrity and outstanding service to our clients and the community.
At Ward Black Law, we understand that as an auto accident victim or the family of a victim, you may be overwhelmed and suffering from emotional, physical and financial injuries. Our firm wants you to focus on recovery, while we make sure that the justice system returns you to some semblance of life you led prior to an injury. While monetary compensation cannot change the past, it can help lessen anxiety about medical bills, employment, rehabilitation, and your future.
The first thing you should do after a car collision is contact a physician and an attorney, because seemingly minor car accidents can cause prolonged pain and medical costs. The attorneys of Ward Black Law will gather, prepare and present the evidence that is critical to winning your claim.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 6 million reported motor vehicle crashes in 2004. While the majority of car accidents involved only damage to property, 38,000 lives were lost and almost 2 million people were injured. Even minor collisions can produce injuries that are disproportionate to the event and symptoms may not arise until well after the original accident. People involved in motor vehicle collisions include:
- Drivers of vehicles involved in collisions where another driver was at fault,
- Passengers in vehicle collisions whose driver or the driver of another vehicle was at fault,
- Pedestrians hit by vehicles, and
- Cyclists and motorcycle riders hit by motorists.
Under North Carolina and federal law, those injured in collisions caused by the negligence or recklessness of others are entitled to file a civil action suit – called a “tort” – against those who caused them harm. The plaintiff (claimant) files a lawsuit against the party that caused the injury (defendant). If negligence is proven, the defendant must pay the plaintiff monetary “damages” that may include consideration for present and future loss of earnings, medical expenses and pain and suffering. In order for the plaintiff to recover damages, a skilled attorney must prove the critical elements of negligence:
- The defendant had a duty to the plaintiff.
- The defendant failed in that duty.
- The plaintiff was injured and damages resulted from the defendants’ breach of duty.
Collision injuries range from minor to serious and permanent. If you are one of the people injured in an automobile accident, your physical trauma is probably compounded by the uncertainties of your financial future. How will you pay medical bills and make up for lost income?
In North Carolina, automobile owners are required to carry proof of insurance coverage. If the other driver has no liability insurance or not enough insurance to pay for your injuries, your own policy may provide enough coverage to protect you against uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits.
If you are eligible for damages, your compensation may include medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering damages. If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence (exceedingly reckless or careless behavior), punitive damages may be awarded.
At Ward Black Law we represent people, not corporations or insurance companies. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, contact us. The consultation is free.
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Contact a Greensboro Car Accident Lawyer
The experienced car crash attorneys at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C, have years of experience representing clients and victims of auto accidents. Our legal team is available to answer your questions and conduct a free case review. Call Ward Black Law today at 336-333-2244, or toll-free at 1-877-256-1214. You may also reach Ward Black Law by email or online inquiry.
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