Thousands of people are injured each year in Auto Accidents due to negligence.
We believe that victims of serious injuries resulting from an auto accident or someone else’s carelessness, whether on the highway, in a store or on the job, deserve full and fair compensation for their medical and rehabilitation costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering. So do the families of people who have died due to the negligence of others. We stick with our clients to the end, to make sure that any settlements or personal injury verdicts adequately provide support in all of these areas.
Our auto accident lawyers handle a large number of these cases in Durham, NC and the greater surrounding areas, so we can act as an effective advocate throughout the legal process.
Elderly Couple Hospitalized After Severe Auto Accident
Robert, 84 and his wife Mary, 78 were sitting at a traffic light with a van stopped directly behind them. A driver came up behind the van, failed to stop and struck the back of the van, causing the van to then impact the back of Robert and Mary’s vehicle, which was declared a total loss.
Robert and Mary were transported to the hospital following the crash. Mary was treated for a sternum fracture and was admitted for observation due to complaints of chest pain. She remained hospitalized for two days so her physicians could fully evaluate her for any potential heart-related issues. Due to a family history of heart disease, Mary was fearful that she was suffering heart failure and was going to die due to the collision. Robert was treated for connective tissue injuries.
The Defendant was issued citations for speeding and failing to slow and failing to maintain a proper lookout. Although the Defendant denied responsibility, after a trial the jury found the Defendant liable, and the monetary jury award that our attorneys obtained will help the elderly couple cover medical expenses with additional compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Woman Hit Broadside By Hit And Run Driver
A woman in her 60s was in a car wreck, hit broadside in an intersection. The other driver was a felon driving a stolen car while being pursued by police. He was able to run away, never to be seen, while our client was left with permanent injuries to her back and neck. Previously active in her work with elderly people, she could no longer perform the same tasks our handle the same responsibilities.
This case was unique in that the driver of the other car was uninsured and driving without permission. Our attorneys turned to our client’s insurance company to pursue a settlement, and was successful on her behalf. The settlement replaced lost income from her job, paid her medical bills, covered continued physical therapy, and provided a significant payment for her pain and suffering which persisted for a lengthy time period.
Major Auto Accident After Trucker Runs Red Light
Carol was hit broadside in her car by a man – driving a company-owned truck on company time – who ran a red light. Police records contained eyewitness accounts of his fault, as well as his own admission of guilt on the scene. Later, however, he denied the charges.
Our attorneys had to dig deep to find clear evidence of company involvement. Our investigative expert unearthed the fact that a trailer being pulled by the truck was actually insured by the company. And despite the company’s defense that the specific truck being driven was not for company use, our attorneys were able to link the truck and driver to the job – and therefore hold the company at fault.
Through mediation, our attorneys were able to provide for Carol’s back surgery, which eliminated her pain immediately. The settlement also paid all original medical bills and covered continued physical therapy, and allocated a significant sum for pain and suffering over the years it took to reach an agreement.
Man Rear-Ended By Drunk Driver On Interstate
Brad was driving on the interstate one evening, when he was rear-ended – twice – by a physician driving home from a party. After impact, the other driver crossed the median and ran into an embankment.
Our attorneys found that the doctor had been drinking alcohol at the party he attended, and were further able to learn that he was taking medication that had adverse effects when taken with alcohol.
Our attorneys sued on Brad’s behalf for medical damages as well as punitive damages. We stayed with the case as it ultimately made its way to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, where judgments were made in Brad’s favor.
Serious Head-On Auto Accident
A minister and his wife, John and Patty, were returning home from visiting a shut-in member of their church. The driver of another car crossed the center lane and hit them head on at a high speed. Both suffered significant physical and psychological injuries.
Faced with the fact that the driver at fault had limited insurance on his vehicle, our attorneys took this case to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, seeking coverage from the couples’ own insurance company.
Our attorneys were able to find and gain access to additional coverage for the Kings – resulting in a significant settlement to compensate for the damages, which they would not have received otherwise.
NOTE: Names of clients have been changed for confidentiality reasons.