Representing Car Accident Victims In North Carolina
A Car accident can happen anywhere at any time. Getting injured in a car crash can change your life forever. When that accident wasn’t your fault and could have been avoided, those injuries can seem even more devastating. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, we want to help. Everett Gaskins Hancock serves clients in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina. Our team of experienced litigators and personal injury attorneys can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve for your accident injuries.
Different Types Of Motor Vehicle Accidents Can Result In Different Outcomes
When we are driving on highways and roads, we can encounter all sorts of vehicles and potential crash scenarios. Each type of motor vehicle accident is different and has its own unique set of facts and circumstances. Each type of vehicle involved may be subject to different laws, rights and responsibilities. For example, there are laws for maintaining commercial vehicles and if a tractor trailer was improperly maintained, there may be other parties to sue beyond the driver of the truck. With respect to motorcycles, they are not allowed to drive down the middle of two lanes, so if this causes a motorcycle crash, the biker may be partly responsible. Each personal injury claim in a motor vehicle accident is different. We help clients pursue financial compensation from the following motor vehicle accidents:
- Semitruck or commercial vehicle accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
We also represent pedestrians who have been hit by a car or injured by a vehicle. In every accident, the injuries can range in severity. For example, the victims of a bicycle accident where a bike got hit by a car, or the driver of a car got hurt on the highway in a semitruck crash are much more likely to sustain serious and even life-threatening injuries. No matter the severity of your injuries, Everett Gaskins Hancock can help.
Contributory Negligence Laws In North Carolina
The car accident laws in North Carolina require that the person who caused the accident be responsible for the damages and injuries that were caused by that accident. In other words, North Carolina is an “at-fault” state when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. However, North Carolina retains contributory negligence as a defense to liability, meaning that any degree of fault on the part of the plaintiff is considered a bar to recovery. All of this can make pursuing a personal injury claim in a car crash quite complicated. At Everett Gaskins Hancock our personal injury attorneys not only have the knowledge and experience to pursue your car accident case, we also have the resources to thoroughly investigate your crash scenario and track down all potentially liable parties. We will advocate on your behalf for the financial compensation you deserve.
Filing Deadlines Apply. Call Today.
There are strict statute of limitations and filing deadlines for all personal injury claims. Don’t wait. Call us today at 855-618-9737 or send an email through our online form to schedule your free, no-obligation initial consultation. Our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients don’t have to pay attorneys fees unless and until we reach a settlement on your behalf or win a verdict in trial.