Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. Each year, over 30,000 people die in motor vehicle accidents and over 2 million more suffer injuries. If you are injured in an auto accident that is not your fault, you may be entitled to recover in court. Such recovery may include compensation for property damage, medical bills related to your injuries, wages lost while recovering from your injuries, as well as pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your injuries.

Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

No two motor vehicle accidents are alike and each type of accident can cause unique injuries and damage. Some types of motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Rear-end accidents;
  • Side swipes;
  • Broadside or “T-bone” accidents;
  • Head-on collisions;
  • Rollover accidents;
  • Motorcycle accidents;
  • Collisions with pedestrians or bicyclists; and
  • Commercial truck accidents.

Since every accident is different, the evidence required for you to recover in each case will also be different.

Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents often occur due to another driver’s negligence. Examples of common negligent driving practices include:

  • Aggressive driving, such as tailgating or speeding;
  • Distracted driving, including texting, talking on the phone, eating, or personal grooming;
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • Failure to follow traffic laws; and
  • Failure to practice proper vehicle maintenance.

If drivers in Charlotte, NC participate in any of the above negligent behaviors, they should be held liable for their actions and pay for any damage or injuries they caused.

In addition to driver negligence, accidents commonly occur because a motor vehicle part was defective or malfunctioned. If a motor vehicle manufacturer allows defective or potentially malfunctioning car parts to be sold to the public, the company should be responsible for any accidents caused by that defective part.

Recovering for your Injuries

Regardless of the type or cause of motor vehicle accident in Charlotte, NC, victims regularly suffer serious injuries that may significantly impact their lives. Common injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Whiplash or other spinal injuries;
  • Bone fractures and breaks;
  • Concussion or other traumatic brain injuries;
  • Burns or contusions from airbags;
  • Cuts and lacerations from broken glass, metal, or other flying objects;
  • Road rash; and
  • Damage to internal organs.

While some motor vehicle accident victims may heal quickly with little assistance, others may require weeks or months of medical treatment and time off work for recovery. Symptoms of some brain or spinal injuries may last long-term or even for the rest of your life.

Contact Experienced Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Today

If you have suffered injury in an accident in either North Carolina or South Carolina that was caused by another party’s negligence, please contact our Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible claim.