Common Car Accidents Questions
Below you will find answers to many of the most common questions we receive in the aftermath of a car accident. Don’t see what you’re looking for? The attorneys of David & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, are ready to help you get the answers you need and maximize your compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, medical bills and lost earnings.
What do I do after a car accident?
First, make sure you get the medical treatment you need. Then, make sure you have legal representation from a lawyer you can rely on.
How can I get medical treatment?
If you have suffered an injury, it is crucial to get medical treatment as soon as possible so you can get better and your injuries can be documented. You can use your own health insurance, as you will eventually be reimbursed as part of your personal injury settlement or jury award. If you do not have health insurance, we can work with providers on your behalf to get the treatment you need and seek reimbursement through the at-fault driver’s auto insurance. Bottom line: There are multiple ways to get treatment and we will make sure all necessary options are explored.
What about the damage to my car?
If you have been looking to the web for answers to your questions after a car accident, you have probably noticed that most of the information deals with injuries and obtaining the necessary resources to cover medical treatment costs. This makes sense because your health is the most important thing, but it is important to understand your rights when it comes to your car and your property damage. At David & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we will make sure you are compensated for the property damage you have sustained and make sure you have the transportation you need while your case is ongoing. In fact, we provide same-day rental car assistance and assistance with your damaged vehicle in addition to your free consultation.
How much is my case worth?
Good question. A personal injury case is about more than money, but money is what you need to pay your bills and get the help you and your family need. The value of your case will hinge largely on the specific injuries you have suffered and what the long-term costs are. We will thoroughly document your injuries and make sure you have the resources you need well into the future to cover your needs, including ongoing rehabilitation, home modification and future lost earnings.
Is North Carolina a no-fault state for car accidents?
No. North Carolina is considered an “at-fault” state for car accidents. The insurance company of the driver who was at fault for the accident will have to pay for the damages caused by the at-fault driver’s negligence. In addition, if your actions in any way contributed to the accident, you may not be able to recover any damages at all from the other driver’s insurance company.
How long do I have to report a car accident to an insurance company in North Carolina?
While there is no law that requires you to report a car accident to your insurance company within a certain period of time, you should do so as soon as possible. North Carolina law requires that you file a police report after any accident that causes damage to property, personal injury or death within 24 hours of the accident.
Do I have to deal with the insurance company?
No one likes having to deal with insurance companies. They make money by denying claims and are in no mood to hand out money. We don’t like dealing with them either, but we are very good at it and will be your strongest advocate as we pursue the recovery you are entitled to receive. Leave the insurance issues to us and focus on getting better.
How do I get a police report for an accident in North Carolina?
You can obtain the police report, free of charge, for a car accident in North Carolina through the Police Records Division. You can visit the records department in person, or access a police report through their online records system.
Do I have to get the accident report?
When you have so much going on in the commotion following an accident, it can be a lot to think about. We can take care of this for you quickly and begin building a strong case for obtaining the maximum compensation for your injuries.
How long does a car accident stay on your record in North Carolina?
How long a car accident will stay on your record depends on the severity of the accident. But typically, a car accident will remain part of your driving record for three to five years following a car crash.
What happens if I am injured in a car accident while working?
If you are at work, and you are injured in a car accident, an employee in North Carolina can file a claim and recover compensation under North Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws. If you are injured in a car accident while you are working, filing an accident report with the police department will help you provide the necessary documentation to file for a workers’ comp claim.
Contact A Car Accident Attorney For A Free Consultation
At David & Associates we know that every case is different, and you may still have questions about your specific case. We offer a no-obligation, free consultation and case evaluation. Contact us at 910-208-0535 or send us an email using our online form.