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Car accident victims can experience physical, emotional, and financial harm that persists far beyond the day of the accident. If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you may wonder whether you should hire a personal injury attorney.

Because personal injury cases have legal time limits, we recommend that you not delay, especially since you have nothing to lose with a free consultation. Contact us at Whitley Law Firm as soon as possible to see how a Jacksonville car accident lawyer can help you: (919) 785-5000.

You Deserve the Whitley Advantage for Your Jacksonville Car Crash Injury Case

The Whitley Advantage is the unique way we treat our clients. We work together as a family and want to help you and your family. We truly care about and listen to our clients. We follow the Golden Rule and treat our clients the way we would want to be treated.

Our team will ensure that you feel heard and respected throughout the entire process. You don’t work for us—we work for you!

Recoverable Compensation in Jacksonville Car Collisions

Every car accident case is different, so the amount of monetary damages you might be able to pursue from the at-fault party could vastly differ even from someone else injured in the same crash.

We know this might sound confusing and overwhelming, but our compassionate and knowledgeable Jacksonville car wreck attorneys are here to help you. We will take the time to develop a close relationship with you and ensure you understand what’s happening with your case all along the way, so you never feel alone or in the dark.

To help you understand how the process of seeking compensation works, here are some of the common categories of damages we have helped our clients win in car accident injury claims:

  • Medical expenses. The healthcare costs you incurred to treat your wounds are usually compensable in a personal injury claim.
  • Long-term care. Catastrophic injuries from car accidents can leave a person unable to live independently without daily assistance. If this applies to you, we can include the cost of this care in your claim.
  • Lost wages. If you cannot go to work because of your injuries, you might miss paychecks that you rely on to pay for rent, your mortgage, groceries, and more. If you lost income because of your injuries, we can help you fight to recover those lost wages in your claim.
  • Lost future wages. Some severe injuries can impact you for a lifetime. You might be unable to earn as much money as you did before the car accident because of lasting impairments, even after completing your treatment. If this is the case for you, we will help you calculate the difference between your old income and your new income and seek compensation to make up the difference.
  • Pain and suffering. While it’s hard to put a dollar amount on the physical discomfort and emotional distress you have suffered, we will seek compensation appropriate for your suffering.
  • Other intangible losses. These damages can include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), disfigurement from scars, and the loss of enjoyment of life.

Wrongful Death Claims

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 38,824 fatalities resulted from motor vehicle accidents in 2020.

If you lost a loved one due to a car accident, we extend our deepest condolences to you. When you become one of our clients, you immediately join the Whitley Law Firm family. That means if you lost a member of your family, we lost a member of ours, too. We will stop at nothing to pursue justice and fair compensation on your behalf.

In a fatal car accident case, we can pursue compensation for your family by filing a wrongful death claim. Compensation available may include the following and more:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of household income
  • Pain and suffering

Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Car accident victims sustain many types of injuries. Even for victims who eventually recover, they often experience a long and expensive process of medical visits and procedures that disrupt their daily lives and deplete their hard-earned savings.

Some of the common types of serious bodily harm that can result from a car accident include:

  • Spinal cord damage
  • Severe burns
  • Damage to vision or hearing
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations and scarring

Other car accident victims endure prolonged cognitive or physical disability that alters the quality of their lives and the lives of those near and dear to them. Many of these disabilities impinge upon the victims’ ability to care and provide for themselves and others.

If you suffered serious injuries in a car crash, our caring Jacksonville car accident attorneys will give you the care and attention you deserve. We never want a client to regret choosing us to handle their legal case, so we are committed to showing you a level of kindness and empathy that you didn’t think possible from a law firm.

The Filing Deadline for a Car Collision Injury Lawsuit

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North Carolina sets a filing deadline, also called the statute of limitations, for filing a lawsuit seeking monetary compensation for your injuries from the at-fault party. You only have three years from the accident date to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to G.S. §1-52.

If your injury claim does not settle and you do not file a lawsuit in time, North Carolina law will likely bar you from seeking compensation from the negligent party. The defendant and their insurance company will likely stop answering your calls after that date because they no longer hold any obligation toward you.

As long as you contact us in time, your Jacksonville car wreck lawyer will help you avoid this outcome.

Pure Contributory Negligence in North Carolina Car Accident Cases

North Carolina is a pure contributory negligence state. This means if the court determines you are even 1% at fault for the accident, you will not be allowed to collect any compensation.

The defendant may try to place part of the blame on you to avoid compensating you, which is another great reason to have a Jacksonville car accident lawyer from our team on your side. We have many years of experience dealing with car accident cases and know how to avoid common pitfalls.

We will use our knowledge, experience, and reputation to ensure you don’t take the blame for an accident you had no part in causing.

Start Working With a Jacksonville Car Accident Attorney Today

At Whitley Law Firm, we are great listeners. A Jacksonville car accident lawyer from our team wants to hear how the car accident has affected your life and fight for fair compensation for you and your loved ones. Our in-house investigative team will identify all contributing factors in the accident to pursue justice, accountability, and financial compensation for your injuries.

If you want to learn more about how a Jacksonville car accident attorney can fight for your rights, contact us at Whitley Law Firm today at (919) 785-5000. We offer a free initial consultation.