Automobile Accident Lawyer Serving North and South Carolina
Vehicle accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury in North and South Carolina. Considering that most of us must use a vehicle to travel to our jobs, our schools, stores and home, we are all at risk for becoming involved in a vehicle accident at some point in our lives. We know that even the slightest mistake can quickly turn into a tragic accident – and if you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s negligence on the roads, you have the right to file for financial compensation contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a vehicle accident attorney.
Among the leading causes of vehicle accidents are driver inattention, speeding and alcohol.
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), there were approximately 5,811,000 automobile accidents in 2008. Of these automobile accidents, there were 37,261 fatalities and 2,346,000 injuries. In a single moment, millions of families were disrupted and forced to face costly medical bills and suffer lost wages and pain and suffering.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported 270 fatalities in 2011 on South Carolina highways alone and reported 1,000 deaths in South Carolina due to motor vehicle collisions.
In North Carolina alone, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) found that approximately 220,000 auto accidents are reported each year. On average, almost 120,000 people are injured and more than 1,500 are killed in these accidents. The NCDOT lists speeding as the most common driving violation that leads to fatal car accidents.
According to the 2008 North Carolina accident statistics obtained from the NCDOT:
- One fatal or injury crash occurred every 6.8 minutes.
- One traffic crash occurred every 2.4 minutes.
- One driver was injured or killed every 6.7 minutes.
- One passenger was injured or killed every 14 minutes.
- Drivers age 19 and under were involved in a crash every 11.8 minutes.
- Men were involved in a total of 203,356 crashes, causing 1,477 fatalities and 72,229 injuries.
- Women were involved in a total of 159,752 crashes, causing 596 fatalities and 61,022 injuries.
- Passenger cars and sport utility vehicles were involved in the most auto accidents.
Whether you were hurt in a truck or car wreck, or while operating a motorcycle, you may have suffered severe injuries that require expensive medical care. You may assume that the other driver’s insurance company – or even your own – will pay for your damages, but this isn’t always the case. The same companies that drivers pay for vehicle coverage often try to deny benefits or pay only the minimum amount to reduce their financial loss.
Contact the Vehicle Accident Law Firm of Bice Law
If you have suffered injury from a vehicle accident, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law. We investigate the accident records or scene in order to interview key witnesses and document evidence before it has been destroyed or removed. We’ll review your medical records and evaluate your long-term prognosis to assess the amount of damages that your injury warrants. We’ll determine whether an out-of-court settlement or trial is the best strategy to obtain maximum benefits for you or your family. We serve families across both North and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly. Contact Justin Bice and the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a vehicle accident attorney. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.