Statesville Car Accident Lawyers

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

In the Statesville area, car accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries and deaths. Survivors can be left with permanent physical, mental, and emotional scars, and the financial impacts of such an accident can be devastating. You do not have to go through this process alone, and you should reach out to a professional who can represent you.


Statesville Car Accident Lawyers

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Why Choose Our Statesville Car Accident Lawyers to Represent You

Our Car Accident Lawyers in Statesville, NC, Have Several Decades of Experience

We understand that you have options if you are looking for a Statesville car accident attorney who can represent you following a motor vehicle collision. Some of the reasons why you should work with our team include:

  • We have a significant amount of experience representing clients who have been involved in a variety of accidents in the Statesville area.
  • We have a strong track record of prior case results for you to review, and we have even won more than $950,000 for a client who had been involved in a serious motorcycle accident.
  • We are transparent with our client reviews and testimonials, and we invite you to review those as well.

Remember that we only get paid if you win, so we are here to prioritize your needs and defend your rights.

Attorney Mark Sumwalt

Few Statesville 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 negotiations process or whether he is representing you in a personal injury trial.

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 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.

How We Can Help

There are plenty of ways that we can help you following a serious motor vehicle accident in the Statesville area. Some of the ways that we can help you include:

  • We can review your medical records to see exactly how much your case is worth.
  • We can speak to experts who can recreate what happened at the accident and support your story.
  • Our team can subpoena witnesses and collect documents that can provide you with a more comprehensive case.
  • If the insurance company calls to offer you a settlement, we can negotiate with them on your behalf.
  • We can ask for a variety of damages to compensate you following an accident, including money you can use to cover property damage, medical expenses, and lost income.
  • If we feel you are not offered a fair settlement, we can help you take the case to trial.
  • If you suffer the unfortunate fate of losing a loved one, we can pursue a wrongful death claim to seek justice against the negligent parties.

If you are looking for a car accident lawyer in Statesville, NC, rely on our team to help you defend your rights and ensure your voice is heard.

The Importance of Proving That the Other Driver Caused the Crash

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.

Defending Against Claims of Contributory Negligence

When our Statesville 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.

Dealing with Uninsured Motorists’ Cases

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.

Dealing with your bosses

Unbeknownst to most people, work injuries are not only caused by slip, falls or trips at work. If you drive a car as part of your daily duties and suffer a car accident, you’re also entitled to workers’ comp. That is, you might be able to pursue, both, a personal injury and a workers’ comp claim. If that’s your case, make sure to contact our Statesville workers’ comp lawyers to explore your options.

Although this may seem strange, trust that our Statesville 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.

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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