Car Wreck Attorney

Car accident in Asheville is one of the most frequent road cases that have been reported to have had the most casualties over the past 10 years.
Car accident in Asheville is one of the most frequent road cases that have been reported to have had the most casualties over the past 10 years.

Car accidents happen all of the time in Asheville, Buncombe County and across Western North Carolina.

In fact, the most recent N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) data shows that an average of 293 people are injured and three die every day in a motor vehicle crash in our state. In addition to car accidents, injuries and deaths can occur in motorcycle accidents and truck accidents.

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Why do these accidents happen?

Unfortunately, the answer is that they are often caused by drivers acting carelessly. In legal terms, this is called “negligence.” In many other cases, an automotive defect or poorly maintained road may be to blame for the crash.

If you have been injured or lost a family member in an auto accident through no fault of your own, you will have many questions. At The Elmore Law Firm, P.A., our goal is to deliver those answers and seek the compensation you deserve for all of your losses caused by the crash.

Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.

Why Did Your Car Accident Happen?

The Elmore Law Firm, P.A., will explore all possibilities for the cause of your car accident. However, our initial focus will be on whether the wreck can be traced to something the other driver did wrong. As statistics show, this is usually the case.

Just look at the top 10 “contributing circumstances” to vehicle crashes identified in the most recent NCDOT crash data:

Contributing Circumstance Total Fatal Injury
Failure to reduce speed 52,466 90 18,690
Exceeded safe speed for conditions 13,473 101 4,955
Inattentive Driving 47,309 101 16,283
Failed to yield right-of-way 32,890 112 13,084
Erratic, reckless, aggressive driving 10,756 232 5,100
Alcohol use 8,149 258 4,139
Overcorrected/oversteered 7,770 114 3,408
Improper lane change 7,637 11 1,406
Crossed center line/wrong way 7,561 231 3,652
Improper turn 6,686 6 2,000

If a driver who caused your accident was engaged in speeding, drunk driving, drowsy or fatigued driving or distracted driving (talking on a cell phone or texting while driving), the driver can be held liable for the physical, emotional and financial harm that he or she caused you.

But in some cases, a third-party, non-driver may be at fault. The Elmore Law Firm, P.A., will examine if such a party is to blame. These parties can include:

  • Manufacturers of a defectively designed or built automobile (rollovers, exploding gas tanks, sudden acceleration)
  • Makers of defective tires and other auto parts (tire blowouts, wheel roll-offs, faulty brakes)
  • Mechanics who perform shoddy repairs
  • State or local governments who fail to design and maintain safe roads.
  • A bar, restaurant or store that sold alcohol to a driver that was underage or that the establishment knew or should have known was intoxicated.

By collecting and analyzing such evidence as police reports, witness statements, photographs, drivers’ cell phone data, vehicle damage, “black box” data available in certain models of passenger cars and trucks, accident reconstructions, recall notices and more, we can determine what happened in your car accident and why.

What Can You Recover After Your Car Crash?

Once we have a full picture of how your accident occurred, The Elmore Law Firm, P.A., can seek compensation to cover your losses. You may be able to recover funds that pay for your vehicle damage, medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and any other losses you have suffered.

Typically, we will seek a recovery from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Our goal will be to secure a full and fair settlement of your claim.

In some cases, we may need to seek funds from your own auto insurance company, such as when the driver is uninsured or underinsured or if you are injured in a hit-and-run accident.

If your case is not resolved through a settlement, we will go to battle for you in court and seek a proper verdict on your behalf.

Need Help with Your Asheville, NC Car Accident Claim? Contact a Lawyer Today

Bruce A. Elmore Jr. is a lawyer with more than three decades of experience in handling car accident cases throughout Asheville, Buncombe County and Western North Carolina. He knows what’s at stake for crash victims and their families. He is dedicated to pursuing the maximum recovery for them.

The Elmore Law Firm, P.A., is ready to provide a free review of your case. Simply call or contact us online today.

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