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Car Accidents

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it's important to contact an experienced North Carolina car accident attorney to figure out your next steps.

Car Accident FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Our North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers

It is understandable if you are a little confused about your rights and your legal options after getting into a car accident. If you are dealing with injuries to yourself or a loved one at the same time, the situation may also be a little overwhelming.

You can count on the auto accident lawyers of Hardison & Cochran to help ease your stress. While you focus on getting better, we can focus on your case. We have years of experience with helping car accident victims and their families in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina. We will do everything we can to seek a satisfying resolution to your case.

To get a better understanding, please read our Frequently Asked Questions below. To discuss the unique details of your own case, you can contact us by phone or online. We will respond within 24 hours and review your case for free.

What can I recover in a car accident lawsuit?
No two answers to this question are the same. However, the amount generally depends on three factors: Another party’s liability, the harm you have suffered and the insurance coverage that is available.
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How can I get my car repaired after a crash?
There may be many options available for getting your car repaired after a crash. If the damage is extensive, your car may be declared a total loss instead.
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Should I talk with the other driver’s insurance company?
Generally speaking, you should talk first with an attorney before you talk with the other driver’s insurer. You do not want to say anything that could negatively impact your claim.
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If a truck driver or delivery driver hits me, can I sue that driver’s company?
If it is established that another driver’s careless or reckless driving caused your crash, and the driver was working at the time of the incident, your attorney will certainly examine whether the driver’s employer can be held liable.
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Will I be able to get workers’ compensation if I was in car crash while working?
In most cases, you should be able to obtain workers’ compensation benefits if you are hurt in a car crash while working. If another driver caused the accident, you may also be able to pursue additional compensation.
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Can I recover anything if I was partially responsible for an auto accident?
The general rule in North Carolina is that you cannot recover if your own negligence contributed to a crash. But there are exceptions to this rule.
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What can I do if the other driver didn’t have any insurance coverage?
If the other driver lacks insurance coverage – unfortunately, that is all too common on North Carolina roads – your uninsured motorist (UM) coverage should cover your losses up to the policy’s limits. Even though it’s your own insurer, these cases can be complicated.
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If a drunk driver caused my accident, can I recover from the bar that served the driver?
Under North Carolina’s “dram shop” law, you may be able to sue the establishment that provided alcohol to the driver who injured you. However, these cases require a thorough investigation and careful handling.
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How long will it take to resolve my case?
The amount of time it takes to resolve a car accident claim varies widely and depends on many factors.
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How much will I have to pay a lawyer who handles my car accident case?
If you work with Hardison & Cochran, there is a very simple and straightforward answer to this question: You will pay no fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.
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