Car Accident Lawyer Raleigh, NC

 Car Accident Lawyer Raleigh, NC – A FAQ

 

Car Accident Lawyer Raleigh, NCIf you need a car accident lawyer in Raleigh, NC, look no further than the Burton Law Firm. This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) will give you many of the answers you need.

Q: What’s the first thing I should do if I’m in a car accident?

A: The very first thing you should do is stay as calm as you can. Car accidents tend to be chaotic and confusing.

Q: What if the accident was a minor fender bender?

A: Don’t assume too quickly that the accident was indeed minor. If, after taking time to assess any damage to you or anyone else and the damage to any vehicles involved, you realize it is truly a minor accident, exchange your information (name, address, driver’s license number, and insurance company) with the other driver or put it in writing and slip it under a windshield wiper. It might make sense to take a picture so you can verify to the police that you did notify the other party.

Q: When should I call 911?

A: If the accident is anything more than a truly minor one, call 911. Answer the questions as best you can. Report any injuries you’re aware of so they can send an ambulance as well as the police to take an accident report.

Q: Should I also call an attorney?

A: It often makes sense to contact a car accident lawyer in Raleigh, NC. For example, the Burton Law Firm in Raleigh, NC  has helped drivers in car accidents recover more than $40 million in damages since 2012 from drivers who were in the wrong.

Q: I’ve heard North Carolina is a tort or fault-based state when it comes to car accidents. What does that mean?

A: Basically, a fault or tort base means that if you’re injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else, you have the right to collect damages from that person, including from their insurance. On the other hand, if you were at fault the injured party may be able to collect damages from your car insurance company.

Car accidents can range from no real damage, to permanent damage to someone or even death. The idea is that the person who is at fault should be held liable for the injuries they caused.

Q: How is fault determined in NC?

A: It’s often difficult to determine exactly who was at fault in a car accident. The Burton Law Firm has the experience to help you determine the fault when you’ve been in a car accident.

Q: How do I get a free case evaluation?

A: Select the firm’s contact page and complete the information form. You’ll also find the company’s phone number and address.

This begins your free case evaluation. You’ll meet with the Burton Law Firm team. They will want to hear your side of the story. They will ask questions until they understand your view of the accident. They will help you understand the nature of any reports filed by law enforcement and/or medical teams. They will develop a theory about who was at fault which they can present in court should a settlement not be reached.

 

You’ll know you’re in first-rate hands when you meet with the Burton Law Firm, an excellent car accident lawyer in Raleigh, NC.

 

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