You take every precaution when you take to the road. You keep your vehicle in safe operating condition. You observe speed limits, always wear your seat belt, and give driving your full attention.
Sometimes that’s still not enough to keep you out of harm’s way. You can do everything right and still wind up in a car accident through absolutely no fault of your own. That’s when you need to contact an experienced auto injury law firm, like Campbell & Associates.
Car crashes don’t just randomly happen. They don’t touch down like sudden tornados out of a clear blue sky. Most car accidents occur because someone did something wrong. Perhaps they didn’t obey road signs, drove too fast or recklessly, or were distracted. Often, it’s a combination of many human errors. In fact, many safety experts will tell you there’s no such thing as a car “accident.” If you were in a vehicular collision and weren’t at fault, somebody else’s inattention or negligence likely caused the incident. Why should you or a loved one suffer injury, work loss, or a disruption of activities due to another driver’s carelessness?
The Legal Definition
In North Carolina, drivers owe a “duty of care” to others on the road. Duty of care means that they are responsible for driving safely and keeping other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians out of harm caused by them. When drivers don’t meet that obligation, and even minor pain or injury occurs as a result, a charge of negligence can be made.
The injured party, known as the plaintiff, can attempt to prove that the other party, the defendant, committed actions that violated this duty of care and that this violation caused injury. This injury doesn’t have to be catastrophic for compensation to be requested. Your injury might be taking away from your quality of life, or perhaps you missed work or were forced to give up a hobby or adjust your lifestyle on account of what you went through. You can bring negligence charges in any automotive collision, even if the accident report from the police doesn’t seem to support your case.
Call for Your Free Consultation
At Campbell & Associates, you can receive a free consultation with one of our experienced legal team members. We’ll advise you whether we think you have a case, and we won’t charge you for the consultation. In fact, you’ll only pay us if we win.
Safe driving is an important responsibility. There’s no reason that you or your loved ones should be subject to the painful mistakes of others. Call us at (704) 333-0885 if you’ve been injured in a car accident.