Legal Advocacy for the Injured
Choosing an Accident Lawyer in Kill Devil Hills
Looking for an accident lawyer in Dare County?
You've come to the right place!
On this webpage, we will discuss some tips on how to choose a lawyer who fits your needs.
It is important to find someone who has experience with personal injury cases and who knows the ins and outs of the legal system. That normally comes with years of practical litigation experience.Do I Need a Lawyer for an Accident Case?
If you were not at fault for the car accident and you are planning on filing a personal injury claim, we think it's smart to hire an accident lawyer.
The insurance company will have its own team of claims adjusters working to diminish the value of your claim or deny it entirely.
One common "defense" asserted by adjusters in North Carolina for car accident claims is Contributory Negligence.
An experienced lawyer will know how to deal with the insurance company and will also be familiar with the court system in North Carolina.What is Contributory Negligence in North Carolina?
Under North Carolina law, if you are even partially responsible for your own injuries, you may be able not to recover money for your damages and injuries caused by another driver.
What is a Statute of Limitations?
For example, if the other driver ran a stop sign, but failed to slow down to avoid the wreck, the insurance company could argue that you were also negligent and therefore contributed to your own injuries.
In order to prove that you were not contributorily negligent, your accident lawyer will need to gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf.When Is the Best Time to Hire a Lawyer?
The best time to hire an accident lawyer is as soon as possible after the accident.
An attorney can help you gather evidence, contact witnesses, and file a personal injury claim with the insurance company.
If you wait too long, crucial evidence may be lost or destroyed, and witnesses may no longer be available to testify on your behalf.Experience Counts
We think the first thing you should consider when choosing a personal injury lawyer for you or a family member is their experience.
- Do they have experience handling cases like yours?
- How many years have they been helping people in Kill Devil Hills NC?
- Have they tried cases?
- What types of settlements have they achieved in the past?
- Have they held any leadership positions in the legal profession?
- Have they received any awards or personal accolades for their work as an attorney?
Relative to car wrecks and accidents, Personal Injury ordinarily refers to legal issues involving injury to the body of an accident victim.
Don’t call it an “Accident”
A personal injury lawyer helps people who have been injured by the negligent acts or carelessness of another person, the "tortfeasor."
A personal injury can be caused by many different things, including:
- Failure to maintain a proper lookout
- Failure to maintain lane control
- Reckless Driving
- Careless Driving
- Drunk Driving
- Texting While Driving
The Danny Glover Law Firm helps people with accident cases and personal injury claims in Kill Devil Hills and throughout Dare County NC. We offer a free consultation.The Attorney Client Relationship - Built on Trust
It is also important to find a lawyer who you feel comfortable with.
Your personal injury lawyer will be representing you in court if a lawsuit is filed, so it is important that you have a good rapport and can trust them implicitly.
Questions you may want to ask personal injury lawyers are:
- What is your fee structure?
- Do you work on a contingency basis?
- Are you able to begin work on my case immediately?
- How often will we communicate?
- What is your policy on client confidentiality?
- What are the next steps?
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Kill Devil Hills NC, don't hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation. We would be more than happy to discuss your personal injury case and help you determine the best course of action.
We also help people with negligence claims in Northeastern North Carolina and on the Outer Banks in:
- Nags Head
- Kitty Hawk
- Southern Shores
- Elizabeth City
Accident lawyers typically handle a variety of cases, including:
- Car Accident
- Truck Accident / 18-Wheeler Wrecks
- Motorcycle Accident
- Wrongful Death
- Pedestrian Accident
- Bicycle Accident
- Related Practice Areas
It's important for you to feel comfortable with the lawyer you choose. You should be able to trust them and feel confident that they will represent your best interests in court.
Our law firm handles legal issues in Kill Devil Hills and the Outer Banks. If you've been the victim of a car wreck, personal injury lawyer Danny Glover Jr offers a confidential consultation.