Charlotte NC Personal Injury Lawyers
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Charlotte is a robust, thriving metropolitan area that attracts businesses, families, and individuals. The city offers something for everyone. However, as Charlotte grows, so does the amount of traffic in and around the city. Traffic accidents are among the most common causes of unintentional injuries in Mecklenburg County. Despite technological advances and safety improvements in vehicles, automobile accidents continue to cause severe injuries and wrongful deaths each year.
The NC DMV 2016 Traffic Crash Facts state that 267,494 traffic accidents were reported statewide, a 6.3 percent increase from 2015. Traffic fatalities increased by 4.4 percent and injuries increased by 5.3 percent. Charlotte had the highest number of traffic accidents (39,602) followed by Raleigh (24,454). Mecklenburg County has the highest average annual cost of traffic accidents in the state. It is estimated that traffic accidents cost an average of approximately $2.5 billion per year.
Common Vehicle-Related Accidents in Charlotte
Because we have several major thoroughfares, including Interstate 85 and Interstate 77, and hundreds of miles of city streets, vehicle accidents are common in the Charlotte Metropolitan area. Common vehicle-related accidents include:
- Commercial truck accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus, taxi, and other public transportation accidents
- Bicycle accidents
Our Charlotte accident lawyers believe that anyone who is injured in a vehicle-related accident deserves to be compensated by the party who caused the accident. If an accident results in a wrongful death, the family deserves justice for their loved one. We focus on providing trusted legal representation to individuals who have been injured by the unreasonable acts or negligence of another party.
Representing Individuals and Families in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
Car accidents, motorcycle crashes, and truck accidents occur for a variety of reasons. Some causes of traffic accidents involve driver negligence while other contributing factors to an accident may be outside of the control of the driver. Regardless, the responsible party should be held accountable for wrongful, negligent, and reckless acts that injure another person. We help victims prepare and file injury claims after identifying the party or parties who may be liable for damages.
Causes of motor vehicle accidents in Mecklenburg County include:
- Distracted drivers, including texting while driving and talking on a cell phone
- Road rage and aggressive driving
- Impaired driving (drunk drivers and drugged drivers)
- Poor road maintenance and defectively designed roads
- Fatigued or drowsy drivers
- Speeding and following too closely
- Poor weather conditions
- Defective motor vehicle parts
- Failure to maintain the safe operating condition of a vehicle
Traffic accidents cause severe injuries. Even a low-speed impact can cause chronic pain and impairments. Accident victims suffer debilitating injuries including traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, multiple fractures, and internal organ damage. The costs associated with a serious accident injury can be overwhelming for a family, especially if the person cannot work because of the injuries.
Damages Claimed in a Charlotte Traffic Accident
Each accident is different; therefore, the damages in each injury claim will be unique. You cannot assume you will or will not receive a certain amount of money based on another person’s claim. You need to consult an experienced NC car accident attorney who understands how to value an injury claim.
In most motor vehicle accidents, victims file claims for compensation for damages including:
- Cost of medical care, including emergency medical services, surgery, diagnostic tests, medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, medical equipment, etc.
- Loss of income, including a loss of earning capacity
- Property damage claims
- Future damages for ongoing medical and personal care and loss of income
- Physical pain and suffering
- Scarring, disfigurement, and permanent disability
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Funeral expenses in the event of a wrongful death
Our Charlotte accident lawyers can help you maximize the chance of receiving full compensation for all damages. Contact our office for a free consultation to learn more about our services to Charlotte and Mecklenburg County accident victims.
Call 704-901-8955 or contact us online today to learn more about how we advocate for you.