Automobile Accidents in North Carolina – Auto Accident Lawyer Cary NC
Automobile accidents are a type of personal injury or “negligence” case. Negligence is the failure of someone to comply with a duty imposed by law. For example the law imposes a duty to stop at a stop sign. If a driver fails to comply with that duty and as a result someone is injured, the injured party may recover money damages from the person at fault. The person who was injured is called the “plaintiff” and the person or organization at fault is called the “defendant.” Unfortunately, these common cases are among the most complex and frustrating to resolve.
Every vehicle registered in North Carolina must be insured with at least $30,000 in bodily injury liability coverage for one injured party, $60,000 in coverage for two injured parties, and $25,000 in property damage liability coverage. This means that if you are in an automobile accident you will be dealing with a trained and experienced insurance adjuster whose job it is to pay as little as possible to settle the claim.
If you are in an auto accident in NC call the police even if you are not hurt. The responding officer will interview each party and any witnesses, examine the accident scene and prepare an accident report. This report will be filed with the Division of Motor Vehicles and is a public record. The officer will also see to it that the parties exchange insurance information and may charge the party he or she determines to be at fault. The law requires that you provide the officer your name, address, license number and the registration number of the vehicle you were driving. Please free to contact 0ur office for more NC automobile accident information.
Kevin Bunn is an Automobile Accident Lawyer in Cary, North Carolina. His office is off Interstate 40, convenient to Raleigh, Apex, Holly Springs, and Fuquay-Varina. If you have been injured in an automobile accident in North Carolina, please call or email for your free consultation with an experienced NC automobile accident attorney.