Answering Your Questions About Car Accidents
If you have been in a car accident, you likely have many questions about medical treatment, insurance and the legal process of recovering compensation. At Daughtry, Woodard, Lawrence, & Starling our attorneys are here to answer your questions and help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
To speak to a lawyer who can help you address your full range of concerns, schedule a consultation with us today.
What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
It is important to know what to do after a car crash. The first step is to get medical treatment as soon as possible, even if your injuries seem minor. You should also document the scene of the crash by taking photographs of the vehicles involved and the surrounding area. Get the other driver’s name, license plate number, insurance information and contact information. Then, contact an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney.
What Injuries Do Car Accidents Most Often Cause?
Car accidents cause many kinds of injuries, but the most common include:
- Soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
Why Am I Only Now Experiencing Pain, Even Though My Accident Was A Long Time Ago?
Many injuries do not manifest themselves for months—or even years—after an accident. Some people experience the ramifications of a crash for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, a skilled lawyer can help you obtain compensation for your injuries, even if your crash occurred a long time ago. However, North Carolina has a statute of limitations of three years for personal injury claims, so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a wreck that results in injuries.
What Kinds Of Damages Can Car Accident Survivors Claim?
Following a crash, you may be able to claim numerous damages, including:
- Hospital bills
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Lost wages or future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship or consortium
Do I Really Need A Lawyer After My Crash?
Some people attempt to navigate the North Carolina legal system without an experienced attorney, only to run into expensive and time-consuming complications. It is in your best interest to work with an advocate who can provide knowledgeable guidance and work for the results you need.
Keep in mind that, after a crash, the job of a personal injury attorney is to help you maximize your financial compensation and protect you from lowball settlement offers from the insurance company. At Daughtry, Woodard, Lawrence, & Starling we have extensive experience in these matters, and we can help you seek the compensation you need and deserve.
Learn More | Contact Us Today
We can answer more of your questions and provide guidance following your car accident. Contact one of our offices, located in Smithfield or Clinton, for a consultation. We represent clients throughout Johnston County, Sampson County and the surrounding areas. Call 919-300-6982 or 910-249-9165. You can also contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you.