Car Accident Lawyer – Rocky Mount NC
If a car accident left you with severe injuries, you need proper medical treatment and care. If the severity of your injuries prevents you from returning to work, you need resources to help pay your household bills and expenses.
To get the help you need, turn to an experienced car accident lawyer. In Rocky Mount, NC, the personal injury attorneys at Dawson & Albritton, P.A., understand how frightening and confusing this time can be.
We are here to assist you and protect your legal rights. You may have the right to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle
We assist our Rocky Mount, NC clients with all types of car accident claims. Some of the most common types of accidents we encounter include:
- Rear-end accidents,
- Head-on collisions,
- Side-impact crashes, and
- Single-car accidents and rollovers.
Some of the most common types of injuries that result from car crashes include:
- Cuts and lacerations,
- Fractures and displacements,
- Soft tissue injuries,
- Nerve damage,
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Internal injuries,
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI), and
- Lost limbs.
In addition to car accident cases, we can also assist you with other types of personal injury claims, including those for:
- Medical malpractice,
- Dental malpractice,
- Pharmaceutical malpractice,
- Slip and fall injuries, and
- Wrongful death.
It is imperative that you contact us immediately after an accident. This helps us preserve evidence and protect your legal rights. The NC statute of limitations allows car accident victims only three years to file a lawsuit. For wrongful death claims, you have only two years from the date of death to take legal action.
Rocky Mount, NC Car Accident Statistics
For 2018, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) ranked Rocky Mount as the 9th worst city in North Carolina for car accidents. In fact, NCDOT’s NC car accident data places us just behind large metropolitan areas like Asheville and Winston-Salem.
In 2018 (the most recent year’s published data), we experienced 8,195 car accidents with almost 2,000 injuries and 24 fatalities.
Edgecombe County ranks 8th worst in the state for car crashes, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, and bicycle crashes, according to compiled 2018 NC crash data. Alcohol-related car accidents are especially high in Edgecombe County and Rocky Mount, contributing to almost 17% of injury accidents.
No one wants to become a statistic. However, if you do sustain injuries in a Rocky Mount car accident, you need someone on your side to help ensure that justice is served.
How Car Accident Lawyers Prove Fault & Establish Liability
Most personal injury accidents occur due to the negligence or wrongful acts of another party.
To prove the at-fault party’s negligence and establish their liability for your damages, we must build a well-documented case. We must also demonstrate these four components of a negligence claim:
1. Duty of Care
The at-fault party owed you a duty of care to act in a reasonable way that did not place you in harm’s way. This includes not driving while impaired, obeying the speed limit, etc.
2. Breach of Duty
The at-fault party failed to uphold their duty of care and acted in a way that put you at risk of harm. Drunk driving, reckless driving, and speeding are all examples of a driver’s failure to uphold their duty of care.
The at-fault party’s breach of duty caused an accident. Establishing causation makes the at-fault party liable for any physical, emotional, and financial losses that resulted.
The at-fault party is liable for all actual damages you sustained. We demonstrate actual damages using documentation such as medical bills and income statements.
Talk to a Car Accident Lawyer in Rocky Mount, NC, Today at No Cost
We offer a complimentary consultation and case evaluation for Rocky Mount personal injury victims. We explain the process and help you choose the best option for you and your future.
With almost 50 years of combined experience, our personal injury attorneys have assisted hundreds of clients and recovered more than $25 million in verdicts and settlements, The outcome of your claim will depend on the details of your case and the extent of your injuries. However, we will fight to recover every dollar you deserve for your damages.
To schedule your case evaluation or to speak with a car accident lawyer in Rocky Mount, NC, contact Dawson & Albritton, P.A., today.