If you experienced serious injuries due to a driver who made an improper turn, you may be entitled to financial recovery. You could be entitled to compensation that covers your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
All drivers have a responsibility to obey traffic signs, rules, and laws. When they do not, they can be held financially responsible if they cause a collision.
A Rutherfordton improper turns accident lawyer can help you pursue justice. At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, our Rutherfordton car accident lawyers can investigate your accident to identify the party liable for your damages. Call us now for a free case evaluation at (828) 286-3866.
Improper Turns Can Result in Serious Injuries
Information from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) notes how serious improper turns are throughout the state. According to the agency’s most recent data, more than 9,400 accidents resulted from improper turns in 2018. Out of these collisions, there were eight fatalities and 2,377 injuries.
When another driver makes an improper turn, it only takes a second for a tragic accident to occur as a result of their actions. The injuries you experience can cause you to miss significant time from work—or result in lifelong disabilities.
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we believe that the cost of your injuries should not be your burden to bear. If you suffered serious harm due to a negligent driver, a Rutherfordton improper turns accident lawyer can help with your personal injury claim or lawsuit. Call us now for a free case evaluation at (828) 286-3866.
Things To Keep in Mind When Dealing with the Insurer
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we can handle all communications with the liable insurance company so that you do not have to. After calculating the cost of your collision-related damages, we can approach the insurer with a monetary figure that we believe constitutes a fair settlement. However, the insurer still might try to contact you directly and offer you money.
Here are some things to keep in mind if that happens:
- If you accept any amount of money from the insurance company, your case is most likely over, and you will most likely not be able to pursue additional funds.
- The settlement the insurance company offers may not fully account for the cost of your economic and noneconomic damages.
- The insurance company might employ unscrupulous tactics to get you to accept a settlement. These tactics could include giving you incorrect information or making false promises.
Insurance companies want to protect their best interests. They are for-profit businesses that want to promote their bottom line. For some insurance companies, this involves paying claimants as little money as possible. Yet, when you work with a lawyer from our team, we can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. If we cannot reach a fair settlement, then you have the option of taking your case to court.
North Carolina’s Statute of Limitations Gives You a Short Time to Act
Many personal injury cases do not make it to court. This is because claimants are usually able to recover damages through insurance settlements or other avenues of recovery. However, if you cannot reach a fair agreement with the liable insurer, you could file a lawsuit and go to court. Under G.S. § 1-52, you typically have three years from the date of the collision to bring your case before a judge.
You will want to take prompt action in regard to your civil case. First, evidence can become less compelling over time. Eyewitnesses might forget key details or security camera footage could get erased. Secondly, if you do not file your case within the state’s statute of limitations, you could be barred from pursuing compensation.
There are certain exceptions that could grant you additional time to act. When you call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we can explain in further detail what those exceptions could be.
How You Can Help Your Case
After being injured in a collision, you might have concerns about the financial recovery process, especially if you have never been in an accident before. Yet, there are certain steps you can take to help your case.
These steps include:
- Filing a police or crash report
- Sharing any photos or videos of the accident scene that you may have
- Sharing the contact information of anyone involved, such as other passengers
Any evidence that you believe could help your case is always welcomed by our team. Something you may feel is irrelevant may, in fact, hold an important clue that can help your case. We want to know everything about your collision. We encourage you to reach out to our team now.
Get Help from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC Today
If you experienced serious injuries due to a driver who made an improper turn, you do not have to go through the financial recovery process alone. A Rutherfordton improper turns accident lawyer from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can assist you.
A lawyer from our team can:
- Handle the filing and paperwork involved with your claim
- Read through your insurance policy to see if you have coverage
- Determine fault and liability
- Evaluate the cost of your collision-related damages
- Handle communications with the insurer
- Collect evidence of negligence
- Take your case to court, if a settlement offer cannot be reached
We strive to deliver quality customer service. We welcome any questions you might have for us. Do not let your opportunity for pursuing compensation pass you by. Members of our team are standing by to address your questions and concerns regarding the legal process. Call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC for a free case evaluation at (828) 286-3866.