We make sure negligent drivers that cause car accidents are held responsible for their careless behavior and our attorneys secure fair compensation for the victims losses.
Most people in North Carolina start each day with getting their children off to school, and themselves off to work to support their families. Whether you live in Charlotte, Matthews, Monroe, Gastonia, or anywhere in the foothills or mountains of North Carolina, most people are focused on putting food on the table, and keeping their home and lifestyle intact if not trying to improve it. We do not get the benefit of knowing what life has in store for us. We don’t get a notice in the mail, or an e-mail or text message, telling us that today is the day that we will be involved in a potentially life changing automobile accident.
North Carolina Automobile accidents are caused by speeding, failing to yield the right of way, inattention, drunk driving, texting while driving, disregarding stop signs or stop lights, going too fast for road conditions, improper turns, crossing the centerline, improper passing, improper lane changes, improper backing, improper parking, following too closely, not being able to see, and reckless driving among other causes. If you or a loved one is the victim of a car accident our attorneys can help.
Here is what you should do if you are involved in an automobile accident in North Carolina.
First: As difficult as it may be, stay as calm as you can. When someone is involved in an automobile accident their adrenaline surges and their heart starts pumping, especially when there are family members involved. Try not to let your emotions take over! Instead follow these steps to be prepared, and protect your family members and your legal rights.
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Second: See how serious the injuries are to your passengers and the other drivers, and call 911 for medical attention, and to alert the state troopers, or the police about the accident immediately. If someone is complaining of an injury, especially if it is to their neck and back, do not move them if at all possible, and wait until the medical personnel get on the scene. If the state troopers, or police officers are not doing a report, request that one be done. Make sure you get the names and badge numbers of the police officers, state troopers, or sheriff’s deputies that have responded to your accident. Do not move your vehicle until directed to do by the responding police officer. If you can, take pictures of your car, the other vehicles, and the accident scene, before the vehicles are moved.
Third: If there are independent witnesses who saw the accident get their names, addresses, and phone numbers, and when you speak to the investigating police officer, make sure that he or she has this information and preferably talks to the witnesses at the scene. People often think that the people riding in the car with them are independent witnesses, but they are presumed to be biased and that they will say exactly what their driver said. Remember an independent witness is a person who does not know either one of the involved drivers, and was not in either car, that had a vantage point to see what actually happened. For example, an independent witness sitting in his or her car waiting for the light to turn can testify as to which driver had the green light.
Lastly: It is important to immediately contact the North Carolina auto accident attorneys at Tippens & Zurosky toll free at (877) 872-3580, to schedule a consultation so that we may assist you. Let us deal with the insurance company for the person that caused the accident, and also check for benefits under your own insurance policy that you are covered for such as medical payments, or personal injury protection coverage. Don’t lose sight of the fact that insurance companies are in the business of making a profit! Insurance company adjusters are trained to minimize your claim and save the insurance companies money. Get the North Carolina auto accident attorneys of Tippens & Zurosky on your side, and let us put our experience to work for you.
Our attorneys have represented people in one car accidents, rear-end collisions, drunk driving accidents, reckless driving accidents, multiple car highway collisions, and many others. Let us be your guide in this difficult and trying process, and refer you to the medical care you need. There is so much to think about and do when an automobile accident happens, so let us handle the insurance companies while you focus on getting back on your feet. Injuries can be quite devastating in an automobile accident including but not limited to whiplash, soft tissue injuries, broken bones, concussions, spinal cord injuries, scarring, and paralysis, or even death.
Tippens & Zurosky has represented people involved in auto accidents all over North Carolina and South Carolina. We will deal with the insurance companies while you get your life back to normal. We can help you recover just compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, time out of work, future medical treatment, and scarring and disfigurement.
Please contact us toll free at (877) 872-3580 to speak with one of our attorneys for a FREE consultation.
Why should I hire an attorney?
Tippens & Zurosky attorneys are knowledgeable, personable, and have the legal expertise to represent people that have been injured in auto accidents, or hurt on the job against the insurance companies that have adjusters, attorneys and investigators working for them. We work for you!
Do you make house calls and hospital calls?
Tippens & Zurosky makes visits to homes, businesses, and hospitals, and our attorneys are also available to meet with clients on weekends.
Who will help me through the steps of my case?
Our attorneys are very hands-on and are available to answer client questions along with our well-trained and friendly staff.