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5 Things To Know If You Get Into a Charlotte Car Accident

Nov 24, 2020 Brown Moore & Associates Car Accidents

2020 has been a year full of tragedy and chaos. From hospitals overrun with patients to kids feeling isolated at home from friends and to long-drawn-out elections. The last thing you need on your plate is trying to figure out how to handle a car accident. Our Charlotte car accident attorneys at Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC are experts at figuring out how to get you the best coverage for your situation.

To start the conversation, we are giving you some free advice. We want you to know 5 things to help you better understand what happens during a car accident lawsuit:

1. Documentation

The best thing you can do, if you are able, after a car accident, is to document everything. Take pictures, write notes, ask witnesses, record the weather, and jot down the location. When the police show up, ask the officers for their information. If you are in a multiple car accident, make sure you get everyone’s insurance information. Thankfully cell phones help gather this information as you can take pictures of insurance cards, city street names, etc.

2. Medical Records

If you are injured in a car accident, you must tell the medical provider everything that hurts related to your car accident. We know that usually back or shoulder pain may creep up days or weeks after an accident. However, if you properly state your aches and pains to medical providers, it can help us better understand how much money you will need to get back to as close to 100% as possible.

3. Communication

We are here to serve you and guide you through this process. Being open and honest in our introductory conversations will save you time and money. Everything you tell us is strictly confidential. It is our job to help you, not judge you.

4. Hidden costs

Insurance companies love to settle. They settle because they know that people need money quickly to get back on their feet. Less sophisticated attorneys may lead you to take a settlement price the fails to include

  • Lost income and benefits
  • Any home or vehicle accommodations
  • In-home care or therapy if you become disabled
  • Incalculable emotional and psychological damages

5. How we can help

North Carolina is an at-fault state. An at-fault state means that the person responsible for the accident must pay for the damages to the other driver, passenger, or property owner for repairs or medical treatment. Typically, the insurance company of the at-fault driver delivers the monetary compensation, but our attorneys know that sometimes it is not enough. We can help you sure the driver directly a well and if needed.

Our team at Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC has helped many Charlotte locals navigate their way through the challenges of a car accident. Let us guide you through this legal journey. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at 800-948-0577.