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North Carolina, which is along the Atlantic Seaboard, is situated on the southeastern part of the United States. Also known as the "Tar Heel State", North Carolina has a diverse topography and is considered as a state with rich history. Its areas consist of coastal plains, beaches, mountains and hills. It is a major roadway for the commercial trucking industry and is also a state that produces many goods. North Carolina is also home to a number of large cities: Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, among many other smaller cities. Whenever so many people are transporting goods and commuting, car accidents are bound to happen.

With the heavy dependence on the highways and roads in North Carolina, car accidents happen often. With each passing year and the population within the state increasing, the amount of cars run on the road also increase. This amounts to numerous accidents that occur on the streets of the state. During 2004, there were 1,557 serious accidents. One hundred fifty nine of these accidents led to the death of pedestrians. During 2003, more than 1,500 people were involved in serious accidents. Three out of ten fatalities are a result of drunk driving, and nearly 40 percent of the accidents are due to speeding. Weather can also cause poor driving conditions. Still, recklessness of drivers contributes to the majority of minor and severe car accidents.

If you have sustained injuries due to the irresponsibility of another driver, you can file for a personal injury claim. If your case is won, the negligent party will be responsible for providing money for damages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. If a loved one was killed in the accident, a wrongful death suit may be brought as well. In order to receive this compensation and get a favorable result in the court room, you will need an experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer to do the work for you.

It is best that you seek help from an attorney right away, as the statute of limitation for personal injury suits in North Carolina is three years. Your lawyer will be able to look through the details of the accident. They will contact police officers or other officials to investigate the accident, and also contact those people who witnessed the accident happening. When your lawyer has the proper details and information regarding the accident and the basic background information of the witnesses, the case will be much stronger and hold up in court. The information that has been gathered and collected is used as evidence to substantiate your case, thereby creating a valid claim. The more valid your case is, the higher your chance is of obtaining the maximum amount of compensation.

Your North Carolina attorney should be properly acquainted with the strategies and techniques of handling a car accident case. When you hire a North Carolina lawyer, you do not have to worry about the legal processes that you know little about. From the handling of the paperwork to negotiations with the responsible insurance company, your lawyer will do it for you. They know the tactics of the insurance companies, so that they will be able to get the maximum amount of compensation for you. Your lawyer will work through those tactics with insurance agents and the lawyer of the other party, and will do everything to provide you with the compensation that you rightfully deserve. They have various resources to help you win your case or negotiate a settlement and get you the very best results possible.

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