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Greensboro Car Accident Lawyer

Greensboro Car Accident Lawyer

Injured in an auto accident in the Greensboro area? A Greensboro car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Since 2000 alone, our personal injury lawyers have recovered more than $600 million in compensation for our clients and we would love to help you however we can (see disclaimer below).

“Every time I’ve needed them, they were there for me.”

Tyronnie T., Riddle & Brantley client

Our Greensboro car accident lawyers can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.Riddle & Brantley’s car accident attorneys have been serving clients in the Piedmont Triad since 1985, when founding partner Gene Riddle graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in nearby Winston-Salem. Together, our attorneys have more than 220+ years of legal experience. We know North Carolina law, and we’re committed to getting justice for our clients.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident and someone else is responsible, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call (336) 516-9066 for a FREE case review and consultation. You can also complete the short form below if you prefer. Riddle & Brantley works on a contingency basis, which means if you decide to hire us, you will pay nothing upfront and there are no attorney fees unless we win your case and get you financial compensation.

In-person consultations are available at our convenient Greensboro office location, and we can consult with you from anywhere by phone, email, text, or video conference. If you prefer, we can also come directly to you. We also have bilingual interpreters on staff for the convenience of our Spanish-speaking clients.

Our Connection to Greensboro

Our connection to Greensboro is personal. Many of our attorneys and staff have close ties to the Piedmont Triad. Attorney Gene Riddle graduated from Wake Forest School of Law in 1985 and spent many years in the area. One of his favorite memories is watching basketball games played between Wake Forest and UNC at the Memorial Coliseum in nearby Winston-Salem.

Types of Car Accidents We Handle in Greensboro

In more than 35 years serving the people of Greensboro and greater North Carolina, the car accident lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have handled all types of car accident cases, including:

In addition to car accident cases, our attorneys also routinely represent clients in cases involving truck accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, scooter accidents, moped accidents, school bus crashes, delivery truck wrecks, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, and more.

We also handle workers’ comp claims for those injured in car accidents while on the job, and our Social Security disability lawyers can assist when car accidents result in long-term disability. In the most tragic situations, our wrongful death lawyers can help surviving loved ones fight for justice.

Greensboro Car Accident Statistics

Greensboro Car Accident Lawyers - Free Consultation - Riddle & BrantleyI-40, I-74, I-85, I-840, US 421 and US 220 all converge in Greensboro, and the city lies on the portion of I-40 that connects Winston-Salem with Durham. The area is known for heavy traffic, and car accidents are common — and sometimes fatal. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), there were 8,073 auto crashes in Greensboro in 2020, 5,017 of which resulted in injury. 36 Greensboro car accidents in 2020 were fatal.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Having represented injury victims across North Carolina since 1985, our personal injury lawyers have handled cases involving a wide range of injuries. Injuries suffered in a car accident may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Cuts, scrapes, and contusions
  • Head injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Muscle injuries
  • Internal injuries, including organ damage and internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis and semi-paralysis
  • Burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • PTSD and emotional injury
  • Wrongful death

If you’ve suffered one of the above injuries (or another type of injury) in an auto accident due to someone else’s negligence, call a car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley today for a free, no-obligation consultation at (336) 516-9066. We’ll review your case and advise you on your best legal options. If you decide to hire us, remember, there are no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

What to Do After a Greensboro Car Crash

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, the most important thing to do is immediately call 911 and seek medical attention for any injuries.

After seeking medical attention, follow these tips to protect your legal rights and, if necessary, start building a case for your injury claim:

  • Talk with the police officer — A police report plays a very important role in any car accident injury claim or lawsuit. Remember, anything you say to the police can and will be used against you. Be honest and accurate. Do NOT apologize or admit fault, however. The facts and circumstances of the accident may not yet be clear, and you do not want to jeopardize your potential case.
  • Speak with potential witnesses — Identify and talk with potential witnesses at the accident scene. Remember to get contact information, including names, email addresses, and phone numbers.
  • Get the other driver’s information — If possible, get contact information and insurance information from the other driver. Do NOT apologize or admit fault. Doing so can jeopardize a potential injury claim.
  • Take photos of injuries and the crash scene — Document any injuries to yourself or others in your party with photos. Also take photos of the crash scene, including damage to your car, skid marks, pavement markings and signage, and any other possible evidence. An experienced car accident attorney will also be able to organize a thorough investigation.
  • Do NOT give a recorded statement to any insurance companies — An insurance company will typically do whatever possible to pay as little as possible on your claim. It’s ok to initiate a claim, but before you give any recorded statement, consult with an auto accident lawyer who knows the details of your case.
  • File necessary forms and paperwork — If you’ve been injured in an auto accident while on the job and intend to file a workers’ compensation claim, you need to submit Form 18 to the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC). Your employer also needs to submit Form 19. If you have reason to believe your employer will not submit Form 19, you can submit your information directly to the NCIC. Talk with a workers’ compensation attorney for more information.
  • Get the police report — Request a copy of the accident report from the police department, sheriff’s department, or NC State Highway Patrol. Your car accident attorney can take care of this for you, as well.
  • Consult with an attorney — Don’t wait to contact an experienced car accident lawyer if you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Call (336) 516-9066 to speak with a car accident lawyer in Greensboro, NC at Riddle & Brantley today.

Proving Fault in a Car Crash

In order to recover compensation in a personal injury claim, you must prove that the defendant was liable. North Carolina’s law of “contributory negligence” makes it a little complicated, too. Under NC law, if you are even just 1% responsible for the accident, you can be barred from recovering compensation. The contributory negligence defense is often used by insurance companies and defense counsel to avoid paying claims, which makes representation by an experienced car accident lawyer even more important. At Riddle & Brantley, our injury attorneys have helped victims successfully overcome contributory negligence defenses for decades.

Our firm also has a dedicated team of experienced investigators on staff to assist our attorneys in proving liability and strengthening our clients’ cases. These investigators are retired law enforcement officers with extensive experience handling complex auto accident investigations. We can even send an investigator to meet with you at your home or the hospital in order to get the ball rolling and start building your claim for compensation.

Tips for Dealing with Insurance Companies After a Car Accident

Dealing with a car insurance company after an accident is often challenging — and that may be an understatement. This is especially true when resolving a claim with the other driver’s insurance carrier. The adjusters representing these companies will often look for excuses to deny your claim or reduce the settlement offer they make.

The good news is that there are steps you can take to protect your legal rights following a car crash. By following them and avoiding mistakes, you could get the favorable outcome you deserve. Follow these tips to improve your chances of receiving a fair settlement from the insurance company after a car accident:

Do NOT Give a Recorded Statement

One of the first things that is likely to happen following a car accident is a phone call from the other driver’s insurance company. They will be keen to hear your side of the story. When they call, you can count on them asking if you will give them a recorded statement. You should always say no. You are not obligated to provide a statement to them because anything you say could be used against you. Your attorney can deal with the insurance carrier on your behalf when necessary. We recommend that you always talk with an experienced car accident attorney prior to giving any recorded statement to an insurance company.

Seek Medical Care

Whether or not you have received medical care is another essential element in your case. Seeing a doctor about your injuries will not only improve your chances of a full recovery, but it could also benefit your insurance claim as well. To recover the compensation you deserve, you must prove that your injuries are as serious as you claim. You can do this by immediately seeing a doctor and fully following their advice. The medical records generated during your care will help you establish the value of your claim. You may also consider keeping a journal documenting your injuries, pain and suffering, and gradual recovery.

In addition, you are required to mitigate your damages following a car accident. That means you must not let your injuries worsen. For example, your doctor may prescribe rehab three times a week. If you do not follow these instructions, the insurance company might not be obligated to pay your full claim.

Talk to a Lawyer

Finally, talk to an experienced car accident lawyer [LINK?]. They will help you understand if you have a viable case for compensation. They can also help you navigate the claims process and advocate on your behalf. If your case requires litigation, your attorney can handle those challenges as well.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, don’t wait — call 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation case review with an experienced auto accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley. We never charge any upfront costs, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

At Riddle & Brantley, Justice Counts. Call today for a free case review — we’re ready to help however we can.

Results for Our Clients

If you’re looking for a car accident lawyer, you’re probably interested in what kinds of settlements and verdicts the law firms you’re considering have won. At Riddle & Brantley we’re proud of the results we’ve achieved for our clients, and invite you to review our record of settlements and judgments.

  • Truck Accident | $9.45 million — A family of four was tragically killed on a busy NC highway when a tractor-trailer ran over the center line, hitting them head-on. Attorneys with Riddle & Brantley jumped in to help the surviving relatives get justice for their loss. Organizing a comprehensive accident investigation including expert deconstructionist, we determined the truck driver to have been negligent and filed suit. Through pre-trial mediation, a total settlement of $5,450,000 was reached with the insurance companies representing the two trucks involved. No amount can ever compensate for the loss of a loved one, but we are proud to have delivered justice for the family.
  • Auto Accident | $2.25 million — Both drivers involved were instantly killed when a truck ran into the opposite lane and collided with another vehicle. The mother of the deceased contacted attorney Gene Riddle, who got to work fighting for justice. Riddle & Brantley partnered with the Edward Kirby law firm in Raleigh to investigate the accident, and ultimately determined negligence on the part of the truck driver. Prior to filing suit, both parties entered mediation and the wrongful death claim was settled for $2,250,000.
  • Auto Accident / Pedestrian Accident | $1.9 million — Managing partner Gene Riddle represented a client who suffered serious injuries after being hit by a cement truck while walking across a parking lot. Riddle and late partner Gene Jenkins brought in an expert reconstructionist to investigate the accident. A lawsuit was filed and the parties ultimately settled in Wayne County for $1,900,000 million in total compensation to the victim.

*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.

The case results themselves aren’t the only measure of our success, however. We are proud of the reviews and testimonials of our clients, as well:

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives. Thank you for a job very professionally done.”

-Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

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Talk with a Greensboro Car Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been injured in a car crash in the Greensboro area, a car accident attorney at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (336) 516-9066 today and let’s review your claim.

There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation in your Greensboro, NC car accident claim. Please call (336) 516-9066 and let’s review your case for free today.

Why Riddle & Brantley?

The car accident lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience, and we fight relentlessly for our clients’ right to justice. We strive to put client service first and we’re proud of how our clients talk about their experience working with us. Beyond that, we’re also proud of the awards and recognition our attorneys have received from prestigious organizations (see disclaimer below), including:

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • The Litigator Award
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer “Rising Stars”
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

“You’ll walk in the front door as a client but leave as family. They’re the absolute best.”

Susan S., Riddle & Brantley client

Do not wait — the longer you wait, the harder it may be to prove your claim and get you the compensation you need and deserve. Call (336) 516-9066 today and let’s talk. Justice Counts.


*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.

*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the Litigator Award, and other memberships, awards, and accolades, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.