Charlotte On-the-Job Car Accident Attorneys
Free Consultations for Injured Clients
Improved safety standards for motor vehicles in recent decades mean that car accidents are no longer the leading cause of accidental death. Despite this positive news, there still are over 12 million car accidents annually that claim the lives of more than 30,000 people and cause injury to 20 million more drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
Two million of these injuries are serious enough to be disabling, and one million of these car accident injuries occur while drivers are performing work-related functions, according to the National Safety Council. If you suffer serious injury in a car accident in Charlotte or the surrounding areas, you need a North Carolina car accident attorney with the experience and personal dedication to bring you a favorable settlement or verdict that compensates for your medical care, rehabilitation, and quality of life.
At Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., our Charlotte on-the-job car accident attorneys provide honest answers and experienced guidance. For over 25 years, Martha Ramsay has represented auto accident victims in workers’ compensation filings, negotiations, arbitration (settlement conferences), and litigation of civil personal injury claims. Contact us for a free consultation.
Knowledgeable on Dangerous Charlotte Roads
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles reports that in 2016, over 130,000 people were injured while more than 1,400 were killed, including 85 deaths and over 18,000 injuries in Charlotte.
While accidents can occur on any type of street, including those in quiet residential neighborhoods, crashes are especially likely to occur on busy roads and major highways like:
- U.S. Route 74
Car Accidents that Occur on the Job in Charlotte
Ms. Ramsay’s real-world experience representing clients in both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims means she has a unique background in handling cases relating to car accidents that occur on-the-job. When you have dual claims involving both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases arising out of a car accident, Ms. Ramsay recognizes that keeping your employee benefits is as important as getting them. Workers’ compensation benefits may have to be paid back from any recovery you receive in a car accident personal injury civil suit. We have successfully fought workers’ compensation reductions in order to maximize our clients’ overall award.
While workers’ compensation claims that arise out of auto accidents do not require that you prove negligence, you must prove negligence in order to establish a personal injury legal claim. The general legal principle in most Charlotte car accident lawsuits is negligence. In simple terms, negligence refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care that causes foreseeable injury to another.
If the lack of care by a negligent driver, public entity (a transportation agency, for example), or vehicle manufacturer causes injury, this may serve as the basis of a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party, regardless of whether you were injured while working or at any other time.
Negligent operation of a motor vehicle is the most frequent cause of car accidents in Charlotte, but automakers that manufacture defective vehicles and transportation agencies that fail to provide or maintain safe roads or intersections may also be liable for damages.
Our Attorneys’ Experience Handling North Carolina Car Accident Claims
Ms. Ramsay has handled over 1,000 personal injury and workers’ compensation cases so she has the experience to provide effective legal representation in the full spectrum of car accident claims, such as:
- Distracted driving accidents
- Fatigued driving collisions
- Cell phone-related crashes
- Drunken driving accidents
- Dangerous road collisions
- Tailgating accidents
- Excessive speed-related collisions
- Collisions resulting from aggressive drivers
- Vehicle defect accidents
- Crashes caused by failing to modify driving to fit weather conditions
We Explore All Options for Full Compensation
When you are hurt in a collision where the fault of another driver or other party is fairly clear, you may still face issues securing economic compensation if the responsible party is uninsured or under-insured. When a collision occurs during the course of work duties in a company car, there can be insurance advantages for you when the other driver is uninsured or under-insured. It takes the help of a lawyer with solid experience in both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases to secure the financial compensation you deserve.
In North Carolina, if you are injured due to the negligence of an uninsured motorist, you must file a claim with your own insurance company. If the other motorist is under-insured, it is possible to “stack policies.” This means that you can seek compensation from insurance policies within the uninsured motorist’s entire household (including spouses, siblings, and other relatives).
If you suffer a significant injury in a rear-ender, head-on collision, rollover accident, intersection T-bone collision, sideswipe crash, back over accident, or any other type of collision, you may have a right to seek a broad array of damages in a personal injury lawsuit:
- Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Diminished quality of life
- Funeral/burial expenses (wrongful death cases)
- Lost earnings and future impaired earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Adverse impact on marital relationship
- Punitive Damages (or exemplary damages) is money awarded to the victim to punish or prevent future carelessness by the defendant
Call our Charlotte on-the-job car accident attorneys for a free consultation in English or Spanish at (704) 376-1616. We can work efficiently to help you heal.
Claims that involve off-site injuries or business travel-related injuries are subject to unique regulations and restrictions under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. As a result, they are often more complex than other types of workers’ compensation claims. In order to give yourself the best chance of obtaining the most compensation at the earliest date, it is vitally important to have step-by-step guidance from an experienced attorney for injured workers in Charlotte.
If you or a loved one was seriously hurt in a job-related car accident, truck accident, or company vehicle accident, we can help you exercise your legal rights as an injured or disabled employee. We are proud to serve part-time and full-time drivers throughout the Charlotte area, including workers in Cotswold, Dilworth, Grier Heights, Montibello, Myers Park, NoDa, Providence Plantation, Quail Hollow, Second Ward, and many other communities. We can assist with a wide array of both initial and denied claims, including claims involving bone fractures, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, soft tissue injuries, joint injuries, whiplash, brain injuries, hand and wrist injuries, facial injuries, cuts and lacerations, and other types of common car accident injuries.
Hire a board certified Workers' Compensation attorney today to start fighting on your behalf!