Car Accident Questions & Answers
Car accidents often leave victims with more questions than answers. To help the North Carolina community through such a confusing event, we at the Law Office of W. Daniel Grist, PLLC, can provide answers to some critical questions about car accidents.
Can I lose my compensation if I was not wearing a seatbelt?
Each state has its own laws regarding how wearing a seatbelt can impact the chances for a victim’s compensation. In North Carolina, no law says a victim cannot collect compensation if they were not wearing a seatbelt.
Do I need to see a doctor?
Even if you do not feel hurt after a car accident, you should see a doctor. A doctor can confirm if you received any hidden injuries, and they can provide a report that confirms your condition after an accident, which can help your personal injury claim.
Should I talk to the other party’s insurance?
Sometimes, the at-fault driver’s insurance may try and reach out to you with questions about the accident. They may say that they are looking to confirm information, or they are trying to confirm their liability. It is more likely that they are trying to find ways to pin liability on you, so avoid speaking to the other party without an attorney, if possible.
Do I need a lawyer?
Without an experienced personal injury attorney to help you, you may lose out on maximizing your compensation. Saying the wrong thing to the wrong person can cost you some or all of your compensation. If you do not know your injury’s total value, you may also accept a settlement that is far less than you deserve.
How do I start seeking compensation?
If you were the victim of a car accident, you should contact an attorney immediately. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you earn the best possible outcome in your claim.