Gastonia Car Accident Lawyers

Our Car Accident Lawyers in Gastonia, NC, Work Tirelessly to Help You Win a Fair Settlement

When you are planning a car trip for vacation, for work, or for running errands, you focus on which roads you’re going to take and how long the trip will require. The last thing you expect is to miss your arrival because another driver was behaving recklessly and slammed into your car, forcing you to seek medical care. Even though you did not consider the possibility of ending up in an accident that wasn’t your fault before you left your home, you now may be facing a reality where you cannot enjoy life and participate in the activities you did before the accident.

Within a split second, an accident you never saw coming could leave you unable to work and facing financial hardships because of your mounting medical bills, in addition to lingering pain and emotional trauma. At Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm, we can help you try to win a financial award for your hardships. Let us handle the legal side of things, giving you more time to focus on trying to regain your health. Our Gastonia car accident lawyers are ready to begin working on your case today.


Gastonia Car Accident Lawyers

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Why You Should Choose Our Car Accident Lawyers in Gastonia, NC, to Represent You

When you are in the midst of a case where you need a car accident attorney, don’t assume just any lawyer can help. Yes, you need a dedicated personal injury lawyer, but you need one that has experience and proven success with car accident cases. At Sumwalt Anderson, we will draw on the experience and strategies we used to win large settlements in car accident cases in the past – including winning several cases with seven-figure judgments – to have the best chance at earning a successful award for you.

Attorney Mark Sumwalt

Few Gastonia car accident attorneys can match the level of experience that Mark T. Sumwalt brings to these cases. He has four decades of experience as an attorney in North Carolina. He knows the importance of preparation in every case, whether he is meeting with the insurance company on your behalf as part of the negotiation process or whether he is representing you in court.

Attorney Richard Anderson

With about three decades of experience representing victims of injury accidents, attorney Richard L. Anderson fully understands the circumstances in any kind of car accident case that results in injuries. He knows that the key to success for our Gastonia car accident lawyers is to listen to our clients. When we fully understand what you want to accomplish with the case and about your hopes and concerns for the future, we can better represent your interests.

Types of Compensation Our Gastonia Car Crash Injury Lawyers Try to Win for You

When you decide to seek a financial award from the driver who hit you, you can count on Sumwalt Anderson to aim for the maximum amount in a few different areas:

  • Pain and suffering: A pain and suffering judgment tries to compensate you for the lingering effects of your injuries and how they are affecting your quality of life.
  • Medical bills: You can receive money for your medical care to date and what is expected in the future.
  • Lost wages: You can receive reimbursement for wages you did not earn while recovering and for wages you cannot earn in the future.

We understand that in some tragic cases, a car accident can lead to the devastating loss of a loved one. If you are facing such a heart-wrenching situation, our compassionate wrongful death attorneys in Gastonia are here to support you. We are committed to helping your family navigate this difficult time and to seek justice for your profound loss.

FAQ: Learn More About How Our Gastonia, NC, Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Help With Your Case

We understand that going through a motor vehicle accident lawsuit can be a confusing process. Very few of our clients have ever gone through this type of lawsuit previously. This is why we are always willing to take the time to answer questions that our clients have for us, including the following.

Should I accept the offer the insurance company is making to me?

It’s common for the insurance company representing the driver who hit you to make a quick offer to you. Once you accept the offer, though, you cannot go back and request more money later, even if you find new injuries and health complications from the crash. Our Gastonia car accident injury attorneys can help you determine whether an offer is fair.

Will I have to testify in court with this car crash lawsuit?

The process of filing a lawsuit after your car accident does not automatically mean the case will end up in a courtroom. Many lawsuits like this come to a financial settlement through negotiations between our Gastonia car accident law firm and the insurance company well before the case ends up in court.

How can I afford to hire Gastonia car accident injury lawyers for my case?

At Sumwalt Anderson, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not charge you any money at the time you hire us. This type of system ensures that you can afford legal representation, even at a time when you are recovering from injuries and cannot work. Our fee comes from a percentage of the final amount of the settlement that we win for you.

What happens if I have a car accident while working?

If you have a car accident while performing job-related duties, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in addition to any personal injury claims. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in Gastonia will make everything necessary ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve for your injuries and lost wages.

Never assume the insurance company will treat you fairly. Insurers want to try to limit the amount of money they have to pay to victims like you, thereby increasing their profit margins. Our team at Sumwalt Anderson makes certain that the insurance company is treating you fairly. You should understand that you do have a deadline for filing a lawsuit, which usually is three years from the date of the accident, according to NC Statute § 1‑52.

Our Gastonia Car Accident Lawyers Offer a Free Case Review

At Sumwalt Anderson, we know the many different ways your life can change after a negligent driver hits your car and leaves you with injuries. We cannot go back and undo your injuries, but we can do everything possible to hold the driver who hit you responsible for his or her actions. We fight tirelessly to try to help you win the maximum financial award that you deserve to have. Our car accident attorneys serving Gastonia, NC, know the importance of a financial settlement for you, and we do not take our responsibility lightly.

For a free consultation, call Sumwalt Anderson today at (704) 377-3770. If we do not win an award for you, you owe us nothing.

Attorney Richard Anderson

Richard “Rick” Anderson is a native Charlottean. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1993. Rick focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, medical negligence, and catastrophic personal injury cases. You will find Rick to be an honest and dedicated advocate ready to fight for his clients. When he accepts your case, Rick makes a personal commitment to you and uses his 27 years of knowledge and experience to advance your lawsuit to achieve a successful outcome. [ Attorney Bio ]

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