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If you've been involved in a car accident, you know firsthand how overwhelming and stressful the aftermath can be. In an instant, you can be left with physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial burdens. At Chesnutt & Clemmons, we understand the impact that a car wreck can have on your life, and we are here to help.
Our team of experienced car accident attorneys in New Bern and Morehead City, NC have a deep understanding of the legal system and are dedicated to helping you seek the compensation you deserve. We are committed to providing personalized and compassionate representation to our clients and will work diligently to hold the negligent party responsible.
Types of Auto Accidents
Automobile accidents are a common occurrence, with a variety of factors that can contribute to their cause. From reckless driving, to DUI / DWI, to faulty car parts, there are countless types of car, truck, and 18 wheeler crashes that can happen.
Common types of car accidents can include:
- Head-on collision
- Rear-end collision
- T-bone collision
- Vehicle rollover
- Sideswipe collision
- Multiple vehicle collision
In the aftermath of a crash, it can be difficult to navigate the complexities of both the insurance and legal proceedings. However, you can be sure that the at fault driver’s insurance company is looking after its bottom line, not your well being. For seasoned guidance, contact our New Bern car accident lawyers at Chesnutt & Clemmons. With years of experience, we can provide you with the advice and support you need during this time.
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1. Check for Injuries
Check yourself and other passengers in your vehicle for injuries. If you are injured, call 911 immediately or have another uninjured passenger or bystander call authorities for help.
2. Get to Safety
If you are able to, move your car to the far side of the road or sidewalk to avoid further collisions and hazards. If your car is not safe to drive, carefully exit your vehicle and get to safety.
3. Get Important Information
While you wait for authorities to arrive, exchange name, contact, driver’s license, license plate number, and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident.
4. Document the Accident
Take photos of the damage to both vehicles, the scene of the accident, and any injuries sustained.
5. Contact an Attorney
Contact an experienced car accident attorney to help protect your legal rights and seek compensation for any damages and injuries incurred.
6. Report the Incident to Insurance
Contact your car insurance company to report the accident and provide the necessary information.
It is important to highlight that seeking medical attention as soon as possible is crucial. Even if you feel okay, it is best to have a medical professional examine you to ensure that any injuries are properly diagnosed and treated. By following these steps and seeking the assistance of a qualified attorney, you can minimize the impact of an auto accident on your life and move forward with confidence.
In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for car accident claims is three years. This means that if you have been injured and are considering legal action, you have three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
If you miss this deadline, it is likely that you will be unable to proceed with your claim. It is important to speak with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you meet all necessary deadlines and requirements for your case. Filing a personal injury claim can be a complex and overwhelming process, but with our experienced New Bern lawyers on your side, we can help protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve.
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