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Attorneys can Help Persons Injured in Different Types of Charlotte Car Accidents

The United States has seen fluctuations in the amount of annual traffic deaths in the country, however it is safe to assume, statistically, that every year some 30,000 Americans will be killed in motor vehicle crashes.

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of severe personal injuries and deaths in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte car accidents can leave victims suffering with devastating physical injuries, significant pain, suffering, financial losses, and property damage.

When a car accident victim passes away due to injuries sustained in an accident, a decedent’s loved ones have the right to bring a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver.

Contact an Experienced Charlotte Car Accident Lawyer to Help With Crash Claim

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Charlotte, the best thing you can do is to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. The legal professionals at Arnold & Smith, PLLC offer potential clients a free initial consultation so they can learn how the law firm can help them without having to pay any fees up front or out of pocket.

Our firm has helped many Charlotte-area clients recover damages for lost wages, property damage, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Rear-End Collisions Cause Injuries, Resulting in Necessary Legal Claims

North Carolina drivers are more distracted than ever. Drivers use their cellular telephones, iPads, and other electronic devices to message third parties, view videos and other media, and diver their attention from the roadway, to the point that rear-end collisions have become common.

Rear-end collisions are can be extremely dangerous and, at times, deadly. When a distracted driver slams into the rear of another vehicle on the freeway, the collision can set off a chain reaction in which a crash victim’s vehicle is propelled into other vehicles, causing dangerous multi-vehicle pile-up crashes. Even when rear-end vehicle crashes only involves two drivers, the driver in front whose vehicle is struck from behind can suffer significant neck and back injuries from whiplash and other shock forces associated with an impact.

Side-Impact Collisions Injure Drivers and Passengers, Leading to Claims

Side-impact collisions, commonly referred to as T-Bone or broadside collisions, can injure drivers and passengers in vehicles. These kinds of impacts have proven especially dangerous, as they often produce neck injuries which can be fatal where the forces exerted on a driver’s or passenger’s upper body are significant.

Side-Swipe Accidents Commonly Produce Injurious Crashes, Leading to Claims

So-called sideswipe accidents occur when one car swipes into the side of another car while moving in the same direction. This phenomenon most often occurs when one driver makes an unsafe lane change and touches another vehicle that swerves out of the way. Sideswipe accidents can also occur when a driver negligently swipes a mailbox, lamp post, tree, or other fixed object of private or public property.

Rollover Car Accidents Cause Grave Injuries, Leading to Claims Against Drivers

Drivers and passengers can suffer a range of serious injuries in rollover car accidents. Injuries to the upper body—including the head and neck—can prove fatal.

In some instances, a vehicle may swipe into the side of another vehicle, and the force of the impact will cause the second vehicle to begin rolling. Rollover accidents are especially dangerous when they occur on a busy roadway.

A rolling car that can fly into the air and can crash into many different vehicles, causing a pile-up. Oncoming cars may not have time to avoid slamming into the vehicle that is rolling over.

Head-On Collisions are Especially Dangerous to Drivers and Passengers

Head-on collisions often produce the most forceful impacts of any roadway accidents and, for that reason, they often result in the most serious injuries and deaths. When a vehicle crosses the centerline, cars traveling in the opposite direction are in danger of colliding head-on with the centerline-crossing vehicle.

Negligent vehicle operators may swerve off the roadway and collide head-on with fixed objects such as trees and light posts, leading to injuries and deaths.

Call Experienced Attorneys After a Charlotte Car Accident

If you or your loved one has been involved in a Charlotte car accident, the best thing you can do is hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. Talk to us before you talk to the insurance company. The insurance company will record its telephone call with you, and will hope you say things that may damage your case or lessen the amount of money the insurer feels compelled to pay you.

The professionals at Arnold & Smith, PLLC, will advocate on your behalf throughout the entire process of pre-suit investigation and negotiation and, if necessary, a lawsuit. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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