If you were in a car accident that did minimal damage to your vehicle and no one was hurt, you can likely settle your claim for your vehicle repair without an attorney. That is not the case if you or anyone else was injured. There are a number of reasons why you need a lawyer to pursue a remedy for you and any passengers who were also injured in the accident.

Car Accident Personal Injury Law Applicable to Car Accidents Is Complicated

Unfortunately, the process is not as simple as just reporting your injury to the other driver’s insurance company and expecting it to pay for your medical expenses and lost wages. The insurer will pursue an investigation and you need an attorney on your side who knows the law and who will protect your rights.

Proving Which Driver Was at Fault

Under North Carolina law, no matter how extreme the negligence of the other driver was, if the insurer can prove your actions contributed to the accident in the slightest way, you will be precluded from recovering damages. An experienced personal injury attorney will know how to prove the accident was solely the fault of the other driver’s negligence and defend against claims that you caused the accident.

Proof of Damages

A lot of paperwork is required in order for you to collect damages. You have to document your medical treatment and expenses. Experts may need to be called to explain the extent of your injuries and why you may be disabled in the future.

You have to document your lost wages and provide proof that you may not be able to return to work due to the extent of your damages. An attorney will know how to present the documentation and work towards a fair settlement. If a settlement is not possible, your attorney will be prepared to present your case at trial.

If you were injured in a car accident you need to contact experienced Charlotte personal injury attorneys. At Campbell & Associates, we offer a free consultation to review the facts and circumstances surrounding your accident. We will work diligently to see that you receive all the compensation to which you are legally entitled. The law requires you to file your claim within a certain period of time after the accident occurred, so contact us as soon as possible. Do not delay and risk losing your right to collect damages you incurred due to the negligence of another driver.