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After a car crash in which you suffer injuries, you may believe you should have payment for your pain and suffering because the other driver was at fault. However, you might not be quite sure how to proceed. When the other driver’s insurance company contacts you and offers to help you receive a fair settlement, you may believe you can trust this offer.
However, insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. The insurer is seeking to maximize its profit margin by paying accident victims as little as possible. When you are seeking a payment that will help you and your family with medical costs and with maintaining the goals you had before the severe car crash, it’s important to have someone on your side, rather than someone who is worrying about the insurance company’s bottom line. The Indian Trail car accident lawyers at Sumwalt Anderson will fight for your best possible settlement amount, standing up to the insurance company on your behalf.
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When you are in the midst of a case where you need car accident attorneys, don’t assume just any lawyer can help. Your hopes for receiving a financial settlement that compensates you fully for the hardships you are now facing depend on hiring the right car accident lawyers. 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, our team of Indian Trail car accident lawyers will treat your case with the individual attention it deserves, focusing on the aspects of your accident that make it unique. At the same time, 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.
When Mark T. Sumwalt is representing you, you will be receiving a level of experience that is difficult for other Indian Trail car accident attorneys to match. Mark has been defending the rights of injured people for more than four decades. He has litigated hundreds of cases to a conclusion throughout North Carolina, and he is proud of his track record as a trial lawyer. Although, in most car accident cases, we try to negotiate a settlement without having to go to trial, sometimes litigating the case in court is unavoidable. If so, you can trust Mark to prepare thoroughly for your case, giving us the best chance to win an award.
Richard L. Anderson also brings extensive experience to the negotiating table and to the courtroom on behalf of our clients. He has more than three decades of representing injured people. Having such a wealth of experience gives our Indian Trail car accident lawyers the ability to create strategies that perfectly fit the facts in your case. Richard relies on successful strategies we’ve used in the past, always tweaking them to fit the unique and specific facts of your car accident claim.
As an accident victim, you may initially wonder whether you actually need the services of our car accident lawyers in Indian Trail, NC. After all, the insurance company’s representatives are promising to take care of you. This is a misleading sentiment, though. In reality, the primary goal of any insurance company is to maximize its profits by paying settlements that are as small as possible. No insurance company is going to put your interests ahead of its profits, no matter what its representatives tell you.
When you hire Sumwalt Anderson, we provide a number of benefits for you. The most important benefit is that we are working only for you. We don’t care about the insurance company’s profit margin. We only care about trying to win a settlement that represents an amount that compensates you fairly for your pain, suffering, emotional trauma, medical bills, and lost wages. Some of the other skills our Indian Trail car accident lawyers bring to the negotiating table on your behalf include:
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In North Carolina, state law requires that any victim of a car crash can only collect compensation for injuries and hardships if the other driver is completely at fault for the accident.
If you are trying to represent yourself against the other driver’s insurer, you may find that the insurance company is trying to convince you to admit that you glanced at your phone or were adjusting the radio at the time of the crash. If you admit something even as minor as this, the insurer may be able to claim that the accident involves contributory negligence on your part. This means you contributed in some way to the crash, no matter how minor, leaving you unable to win a settlement.
When our Indian Trail car accident lawyers are representing you, we will not let the insurance company try to trick you into admitting even a sliver of fault in the crash. In fact, we will take over all negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf, so you can focus on regaining your health.
If the insurance company is going to try to claim contributory negligence on your part, understand that North Carolina statute § 1-139 requires that the party trying to claim contributory negligence must prove it. We have experience in past cases with thwarting the other side from achieving this type of proof, and we can apply these past strategies to your case.
When the driver who hit you and caused your injuries does not have enough insurance coverage or has no insurance, your case becomes more complex. In this situation, you would call on the uninsured and underinsured motorists’ coverage on your own auto policy, as defined in North Carolina statute § 20-279.21. In essence, you may have to bring a claim against your own insurer to receive the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Although this may seem strange, trust that our Indian Trail car accident lawyers have experience with these types of cases and can help you. What you may find is that your own insurance company begins treating you in a hostile manner, doubting the severity of your injuries. This is extremely frustrating, especially when you always pay your premiums on time. Sumwalt Anderson will not let any insurance company treat our clients unfairly. We fight hard for you every step of the way, no matter how many twists and turns the case takes.
Recovering from injuries you suffered in a car accident that was not your fault can be a significant challenge on its own. Even after you receive a discharge from the hospital, you may be facing a long rehabilitation process. You may need to have in-home nursing care for a certain period of time. All of that is occurring at a time when you may need medication to help with your pain, potentially causing side effects like fatigue.
If the insurance company is pestering you during this time, asking you the same questions repeatedly, the process can be even more frustrating. These questions are more than annoying, though. They may represent an effort on the part of the insurer to try to trick you into changing your story about the severity of your injuries or about how the accident happened. The insurer then may try to use this information to reduce the settlement amount it offers to you.
When you hire our car injury accident law firm, we take over all conversations with the insurance company on your behalf. You do not have to speak to an attorney or an adjuster from the insurer unless we are present with you.
Our Indian Trail car accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not require our clients to pay anything at the time they hire us. After your accident, you may be unable to work, leaving you with concerns over your finances. We do not want to add to these concerns by charging fees at the time of hiring. Instead, our fee comes from a percentage of the settlement amount in the case.
If we cannot win a settlement, you do not owe us anything. For a free consultation, call Sumwalt Anderson as soon as possible at (704) 377-3770. No case is too complex for our car accident lawyers in Indian Trail, NC.