Car accidents can be life-altering events for victims and their families. Every year hundreds of thousands of people are injured or killed in auto accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers. The losses associated with a serious car accident, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disability and property damage, can have devastating consequences for both the victim and family members.
Under the law, people have the right to seek full compensation from those responsible for their injuries and losses. Effectively navigating the claims process and legal system requires help from an experienced attorney. If you or a family member has been a victim of a motor vehicle accident, contact the law firm of Warren & Kallianos, PLLC, in Charlotte so that we can protect your legal rights and interests. Contact us online or call us at 704-377-7777 today.
Know Your Legal Rights in a Car Accident
While state laws defining people's legal rights in a motor vehicle accident may vary, North Carolina allows you to file a personal injury claim or wrongful death claim against the parties responsible for the accident, including the owner of the at-fault vehicle and the driver of the at-fault vehicle.
North Carolina follows the law of contributory negligence, which means that if your own negligence contributed to the accident, you may not recover any compensation from the other negligent party. Because of this law, it is imperative that you contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can help you protect your legal rights and interests. Remember: The insurance company for the at-fault party is not your friend and will likely take whatever steps are possible to minimize or deny your legal claim. Often, the insurance company will pressure you to settle before you have had an opportunity to consult with an attorney. Don't be fooled by the insurance company. Protect your legal rights by contacting Warren & Kallianos today.
What to Do if You Are in a Car Accident
If you are in a motor vehicle accident, there are a number of things that should be done to protect yourself and your legal claim including:
- Seek immediate and appropriate medical care for your injuries
- Make sure a police report is prepared and filed regarding the accident, including the facts and circumstances of the accident, driver's license and insurance information, and witness statements and contact information; and
Contact Warren & Kallianos, PLLC, to discuss your legal rights and remedies.
Beware of Communicating With Insurance Companies
Before you talk to anyone from the other driver's insurance company, you should seek advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer. The insurance company is focused on protecting their own interests - NOT YOURS. The insurance companies have attorneys working for them - so should you.
Call Warren & Kallianos, PLLC, for a free consultation today at 704-377-7777.