Passenger vehicles include cars, minivans, pickups, and SUVs. People in smaller or lighter vehicles may be at a marked disadvantage in collisions with heavier vehicles such as semi-trucks.
If you were involved in a vehicle accident of any type, a Columbus passenger vehicle accident lawyer from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC may be able to help you fight for compensation. We coordinate personal injury insurance claims and lawsuits on behalf of our clients. We also handle wrongful death cases.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today at (828) 286-3866. If you qualify, we may be able to provide you with representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no upfront payments required.
Car Accident Injuries
It is not uncommon for passenger vehicle accidents to lead to:
- Head, brain, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones, organ damage, and internal bleeding
- Eye, ear, face, and dental injuries
- Scarring, disfigurement, lacerations, and bruising
- Amputations and varying degrees of paralysis
If you were hurt in a car accident, make sure to see a doctor for a full evaluation of your injuries as soon as possible after your accident. Evidence in your medical record linking your injuries to the car accident may support your personal injury case.
Wrongful Death Cases
Over 33,000 people were killed in vehicle accidents in the United States in 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If your loved one lost their life in a car accident caused by another party’s negligence, Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC may be able to help you pursue compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Types of Passenger Vehicle Accidents
There are many different types of passenger vehicle accidents. This may include:
- Frontal collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Undercarriage or underride accidents
- Intersection and blind spot accidents
- Wrong-way accidents
- Speeding, reckless driving, and intoxicated driving accidents
- Distracted driving and underage driver accidents
- Drowsy driving accidents
No matter how your accident occurred, if another party’s negligence was the cause, they may be liable for your damages in a personal injury case.
Fault and Liability in a Car Accident Case
The fault for passenger vehicle accidents is typically based on how an accident occurred and who caused it.
Anyone who drivers negligently or breaks the law and causes an accident may be held liable for the resultant damages. Negligent driving actions can include a failure to yield, illegal turns or lane changes, and more.
However, if your accident was caused by a faulty traffic control device or damaged roads, you may be able to hold a local municipality that is responsible for road maintenance liable for your accident.
Similarly, if your accident was caused by a trucker who did not check his or her blind spot before changing lanes or cargo that was not properly tied down by a loading or maintenance team, the responsible party in your case may be a truck driver or trucking company.
A Columbus passenger vehicle accident lawyer from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can investigate your accident and identify the liable party when we represent you.
If you were involved in a passenger vehicle accident, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today at (828) 286-3866. A representative of our firm can evaluate your claim for free during your initial consultation.
Evidence in a Passenger Vehicle Accident Case
When we work together on your case, Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can collect evidence of the responsible party’s liability on your behalf. This may include:
- Police reports
- Photos or videos from the scene of the accident
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- Eyewitness statements
- Your medical records
- And more
Potentially Recoverable Damages
If you can prove that another party’s negligence caused your accident, they may be responsible for all of your accident-related damages. In addition to bodily injuries and medical treatment expenses, you may suffer vehicle damage, lost income, and a slew of other expenses after your accident. Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, may also be available.
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can help you identify your potentially recoverable damages and estimate their value when we represent you.
If you are filing a wrongful death claim, a different set of damages may be available to you. Wrongful death damages may include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pre-death medical care
- Loss of income
- Loss of companionship
- And more
The Statutes of Limitations in North Carolina
Your time to sue is limited in North Carolina. For personal injury lawsuits, there is a general three-year statute of limitations, per North Carolina General Statutes (GS) §1-52. For wrongful death lawsuits, there is a general two-year statute of limitations, per GS §1-53.
In either type of case, a failure to take legal action by the appropriate deadline could mean that your lawsuit gets dismissed and that you are unable to compel the responsible party to pay for your damages. Because of these deadlines, Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC encourages you to get started on your case as soon as possible.
Contact Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC Today
You do not need to manage an insurance claim or lawsuit on your own. A Columbus passenger vehicle accident lawyer from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf. We manage all communications, deadlines, and paperwork on behalf of our clients.
For a free case review with a member of our team, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today at (828) 286-3866. If you qualify, we may be able to offer you representation on a contingency-fee-basis, where you are not obligated to pay us attorney fees unless and until you win your case and recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.