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.
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.
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:
|Failure to reduce speed||52,466||90||18,690|
|Exceeded safe speed for conditions||13,473||101||4,955|
|Failed to yield right-of-way||32,890||112||13,084|
|Erratic, reckless, aggressive driving||10,756||232||5,100|
|Improper lane change||7,637||11||1,406|
|Crossed center line/wrong way||7,561||231||3,652|
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:
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.
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.
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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