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Car Accident FAQs

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It can be difficult knowing what to do after a car accident in Charlotte. After all, you may have never been in an accident in your life. When you’re dealing with a serious injury or the loss of a loved one, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. We know your recovery can be extremely difficult. Getting answers shouldn’t be.

The experienced legal team at Hull & Chandler, P.A., has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about what we, as attorneys, can do to help car accident victims in Charlotte. To learn more, contact us today at 704-375-8488 today for a free case evaluation. A delay may affect your rights. We proudly serve injury victims in Charlotte, throughout Mecklenburg County and across North Carolina.

Do I need to hire an attorney?

You don’t have to hire an attorney after an accident, but accident claims can quickly become complicated. An experienced legal advocate familiar with North Carolina laws – such as state texting bans and contributory negligence laws – can negotiate with insurance companies and strive to maximize your compensation. Hiring an attorney is especially important when an accident causes serious injuries, a fatality or significant property damage. Without an experienced legal advocate on your side, you may find insurance adjusters and other representatives try to bully you into accepting less money than you deserve. We’re ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve and get life back on track.

Can a lawyer help me fill out paperwork?

Yes. From police reports and requests from doctors to insurance red tape, the amount of paperwork required after an accident can be overwhelming. While you may want to focus on what matters most – your family and recovering from your injuries – you may feel the pressure of insurance companies to fill out confusing paperwork on tight deadlines. Leave the details to us. We know what insurance companies are looking for. We’re familiar with their tactics. We’ll make sure you provide the most detailed, accurate information possible.

Can a lawyer negotiate with insurance companies?

Yes. Dealing with insurance companies alone can be difficult. Claims adjusters may pressure you to accept a settlement that won’t cover long-term injury costs, such as future medical bills, loss of future earnings and other damages. Just because they made an offer doesn’t mean you should feel forced to accept it. Insurance companies deal with claims all day. You’re not just a number to us. We’ll work with you one-on-one to develop the best legal strategy possible and maximize your compensation.

Should I give a recorded or written statement to the insurance adjuster?

No. If you are approached by someone from the at-fault driver’s insurance company, politely decline to comment and refer him or her to your attorney. If you haven’t hired a car accident lawyer, contact us immediately. One sure-fire way of hurting your car accident case is to give a recorded or written statement to the insurance claims adjuster. As the saying goes, loose lips sink ships.

What’s my case worth?

The amount of compensation you may obtain for your accident depends on a number of factors. If we handle your case, we won’t be able to tell you its value until after we have conducted a thorough examination. We will evaluate your car accident claim from top-to-bottom to determine the cause of your accident, extent of your injuries, and other damages you may be entitled to receive. We will strive to determine how and why your accident occurred. Because every case is unique, we work with our clients one-on-one to ensure that each client gets the attention they deserve. Find out how we have helped other clients by visiting our verdicts and settlements page. If you have any questions, contact our firm today to learn more.