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Car Accident Attorneys in Greenville, NC

A Greenville car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can fight for the justice you deserve.

From the busy intersections along Greenville Boulevard to the congested streets near East Carolina University, accidents can happen anywhere and at any time in Greenville. Whether you were involved in a collision on Arlington Boulevard, 10th Street, or in the heart of Uptown Greenville, an experienced Greenville car accident lawyer from Riddle & Brantley can help you recover compensation for your medical bills and other losses.

Our car accident lawyers understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll a car accident can take on you and your family. Don’t face this challenging time alone—contact a dedicated Greenville car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley today for a free consultation.

Why Choose the Greenville Car Accident Lawyers from Riddle & Brantley for Your Case

Since 2000 alone, the personal injury lawyers with Riddle & Brantley have recovered more than $600 million in compensation for our deserving clients (see disclaimer below), and we’d love to help you however we can. We handle all types of car accident injury cases (see complete list below). We have the experience and resources to take on powerful insurance companies. We don’t hesitate to take cases to trial when the insurance company doesn’t make a reasonable offer.

In-person consultations are available at our convenient Greenville office by appointment only, and we can consult with you from anywhere by phone, email, text, or video conference. If it’s more convenient for you, we can even come to you directly. We have investigators on staff who can get the ball rolling on your case and help prove liability.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced car accident attorney, please call (252) 397-8620 or complete the fast and easy form below. There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation. We believe Justice Counts and are committed to seeking justice for car accident victims. We would love to help you however we can.

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

Susan S., Riddle & Brantley client

Car accidents can happen in seconds, but the consequences can last a lifetime.

"It was nice to see Riddle & Brantley put me and my needs first." -R. Colley

At Riddle & Brantley, our compassionate car accident attorneys and staff understand what you’re going through. When you hire Riddle & Brantley, you’ll not only get an experienced car accident injury attorney, but you’ll also be supported by case managers, paralegals, and investigators dedicated to your success. Please call (252) 397-8620 for a free, no-obligation consultation today concerning a potential car accident claim or lawsuit.

Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle

Riddle & Brantley’s car accident lawyers have over 220+ years of combined legal experience, and in that time we’ve handled thousands of car accident cases. We have experience handling all types of car accident cases, including:

We also routinely handle truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, bicycle accidents, moped and scooter accidents, school bus accidents, and other car accident claims in the Greenville, NC area. In cases where injuries are suffered while on the job, our workers’ comp attorneys are ready to help. We also assist those who have suffered disabling injuries in car accidents with disability appeals.

In the event of a fatal car accident, a Greenville car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can fight for fair compensation on behalf of surviving loved ones through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.

Compensation Available to Car Accident Victims

In a car accident case, several types of damages may be available to the injured party, depending on the specific circumstances and the extent of the injuries and losses. These damages can include:

  • Medical expenses: Compensation for current and future medical bills related to the accident, including hospitalization, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and therapy.
  • Lost wages: Reimbursement for income lost due to time away from work as a result of the accident, as well as future lost earning capacity if the injuries prevent the person from returning to their previous job or earning level.
  • Property damage: Compensation for the cost of repairing or replacing the vehicle and any other personal property damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and suffering: Non-economic damages awarded for the physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish experienced due to the accident and resulting injuries.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: Compensation for the inability to participate in activities or hobbies that the person enjoyed before the accident due to their injuries.
  • Loss of consortium: Damages awarded to the injured person’s spouse for the loss of companionship, support, and intimate relationship as a result of the accident.

How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit?

In North Carolina, all personal injury claims are subject to the Statute of Limitations. This is the deadline by which you must file a claim or lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages. There are exceptions, but in most cases in North Carolina, you must file a Greenville car accident claim within:

  • 3 years from the date of injury in personal injury cases
  • 2 years of the date of death in wrongful death cases

A car accident attorney at Riddle & Brantley can manage all aspects of your case, including ensuring that important deadlines like the statute of limitations are met. You don’t want to lose out on your chance for justice by missing an important deadline. Call today and talk with a personal injury attorney at Riddle & Brantley today. We can evaluate your claim and advise you on your best available legal options.

Greenville, NC Auto Accident Statistics

Greenville is a growing city with more than 90,000 residents, and auto accidents are common. Last year, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) reported 2,690 motor vehicle accidents in Greenville, NC, 1,493 of which resulted in injury. 10 of these accidents tragically led to death.

Distracted driving is an increasing problem across North Carolina, and Greenville is no exception. NCDOT reports that distracted driving was involved in roughly 18 percent of auto accidents across the state, meaning that an estimated 484 accidents in Greenville last year involved distracted driving. Many of these accidents involve drivers texting or talking on cell phones, or using in-car entertainment and GPS systems.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Our car accident lawyers have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience and we’ve represented victims who have suffered all types of car accident injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, scrapes and contusions
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries, resulting in paralysis and semi-paralysis
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Arm and leg injuries, including amputations (loss of limbs)
  • Burns
  • Emotional injury including PTSD
  • And many, many more… 

If you or a loved one has suffered any of these or another type of injury in a car crash, please call (252) 397-8620 to speak with one of our car accident lawyers. We would love to help however we can. You deserve justice and compensation if you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence.

There are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case.

“Riddle & Brantley found me all the available money from the insurance companies.”

David H., Riddle & Brantley client

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How Long Does a Car Accident Claim Usually Take in Greenville, NC?

Here’s the simple truth: there is no way to determine how long your car accident claim will take in Greenville, North Carolina. Many factors come into play that determine how long a case will take, and some are entirely out of your hands. However, an attorney at Riddle & Brantley can evaluate the facts and explain your options. We offer a free, no-obligation case review to all potential clients, and we’re happy to help however we can.

In addition to providing you with a fact-based estimate of what to expect, depending on the circumstances and if you decide to hire us, we can also work tirelessly to resolve your case in a timely manner.

In Greenville accident cases, we always strive to get our clients compensation as quickly as possible, keeping in mind that the system sometimes and unfortunately works slowly.

How Long Could a Car Accident Case Take?

A car accident injury lawsuit could take months or years. However, not every claim requires filing a lawsuit, and resolving some of these cases in six months or less is possible. For example, if there is no dispute over who is at fault, cases often settle quickly — because the only significant issue is determining the value of the case itself. When the defendant acknowledges they were at fault, they have little reason to drag out the case and run up their attorney fees.

However, not all cases wrap up in short order. Instead, some cases can take a year or more to conclude. This is more common when there is a dispute over liability or when the sides are far apart on a reasonable settlement amount. Cases that drag on this long are usually involved in litigation, which refers to the handling of cases through the court system. A personal injury lawsuit can take time to resolve. While it could be years before the case goes to trial, many cases are ultimately resolved in pre-trial settlement negotiations.

What Factors Impact How Long These Cases Take?

As noted above, many factors can determine how long it will take for your case to settle. An accident attorney from our firm can evaluate each one and help you understand what to expect throughout the process.

Some of these factors include the following:

  • Liability. When liability is disputed, it will likely take your claim more time to be resolved. In some cases, it might be necessary to go to trial. This process can take a year or more.
  • The severity of your injuries. The more severe your injuries are, the longer your case could take. It is crucial that you wait until your health has improved as much as possible through medical intervention such as rehabilitation. If you settle too soon, you may not clearly understand your future medical costs.
  • Size of the claim. Many insurance companies are happy to settle smaller claims to get the case off their desks. The larger these claims are, the more likely the carrier will be interested in fighting them.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Greenville, or elsewhere in North Carolina, call Riddle & Brantley today for a FREE, no-obligation case review. There are no upfront costs, and if we don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees.

Justice Counts for victims of injury caused by another person’s negligence. Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim. If you decide to hire us, we will do our best to resolve your claim in the shortest amount of time possible, seeking the maximum compensation you deserve.

Results for Auto Accident Victims

We fight tirelessly for justice, and in our decades of service to the people of North Carolina, we’ve won many significant settlements and verdicts for our clients (see disclaimer below), including many in the Greenville, NC area. We invite you to check out our case results page and review our record of success (see disclaimer below), including:

  • $9,450,000 | Tractor-Trailer Accident & Wrongful Death — Our trial attorneys represented surviving relatives of a family of four who were tragically killed in a major truck accident on a busy North Carolina highway. We organized a thorough accident investigation and filed multiple lawsuits against several involved parties, ultimately securing pre-trial settlements totaling $9.45 million.
  • $2,750,000 | Car Accident — Attorney Donald Dunn represented our client in arbitration proceedings after he suffered multiple fractures in his leg, neck, and arms when he was hit head-on by another vehicle. Dunn ultimately secured a $2.75 million settlement, which was followed by a $1 million declaratory judgment against the insurance company.
  • $2,000,000 | Truck Accident & Wrongful Death — Riddle & Brantley attorneys fought for justice for the surviving sons of a woman who ultimately died of injuries sustained in a major truck wreck. We hired experts to prove liability and ultimately attorney Smith was able to negotiate a settlement totaling $2 million.

Our attorneys’ successes negotiating with insurance companies and arguing cases in court are just one measure of our success, however.

We are also proud of the testimonials received from clients we’ve represented in injury cases throughout the years, including Anthony P., who said:

“I will refer anyone to this team … they have an exceptional understanding of North Carolina law.”

Award-Winning Trial Attorneys Handling Car Accident Injury Claims

Greenville North Carolina - Riddle & BrantleyAttorney Gene Riddle, managing partner at Riddle & Brantley, has been serving the Greenville NC area for decades. He is recognized for his excellent legal service as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and Super Lawyers (see disclaimer below). He also has earned a prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award (see disclaimer below).

Many of our other attorneys have earned similar recognitions, including The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and Super Lawyers “Rising Star” designations (see disclaimer below).

We will listen to you, evaluate your case, and advise you on your legal options. If you decide to hire us to represent you, there are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win your case.

Call (252) 397-8620 for a FREE consultation today.

What Can an Attorney Do for My Car Accident Case?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Greenville, North Carolina, you deserve an attorney who will fight for you every step of the way. Studies show that those who hire an attorney in a personal injury claim recover, on average, roughly 3 times more compensation than those who represent themselves. A car accident attorney at Riddle & Brantley can handle all aspects of even the most challenging insurance claims and lawsuits, including but not limited to:

  • Organizing a comprehensive crash scene investigation
  • Hiring expert witnesses, including accident reconstructionists
  • Identifying and preserving critical evidence
  • Connecting you with appropriate medical care
  • Interviewing potential witnesses
  • Obtaining the official police report
  • Negotiating with the insurance company
  • Negotiating with defense counsel
  • Preparing you for official statements to insurance companies
  • Filing a lawsuit
  • Preparing and filing important court documents
  • Conducting pre-trial depositions
  • Arguing your case at trial
  • Engaging in settlement negotiations
  • Representing you in mediation and/or arbitration proceedings
  • Setting up trusts for long-term care

A personal injury claim can be time-consuming, complicated, and stressful. An attorney can help you manage all aspects of the case and ensure that you can focus on what’s most important — your recovery, family, and quality of life. Insurance companies have high-dollar attorneys who fight hard to pay as little as possible. A car accident lawyer in Greenville, NC at Riddle & Brantley can help hold insurance companies and at-fault defendants accountable and work to get you maximum compensation.

Contact Our Greenville Car Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car wreck in Greenville or surrounding North Carolina, you don’t have to go through this alone. Riddle & Brantley has been fighting for injury victims in North Carolina, including Greenville, for decades and we’d love to help you get the justice you deserve. Please call (252) 397-8620 today and let’s review your claim.

The consultation is free, and you won’t pay a dime in upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and recover financial compensation for you.

We say “Justice Counts” and we fight tirelessly for our clients. Please call (252) 397-8620 and let’s talk.


*** 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, AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and the Litigator Award, 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.