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Car Accident Lawyers in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Car Accident Attorney

Have you been injured in a car accident in Charlotte or the surrounding area? You may be looking for a Charlotte car accident lawyer and the personal injury attorneys at Riddle & Brantley can help.

For more than three decades, Riddle & Brantley’s North Carolina car accident attorneys have been helping car, truck, and motorcycle accident victims in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina. We believe everyone deserves justice and we fight relentlessly for our clients.

With more than 225 years of collective legal experience, our personal injury lawyers know the law in North Carolina, and we have won many four, five, six and even seven-figure settlements and judgments on our clients’ behalf. In fact, we’ve secured more than $600 million in compensation for our deserving clients since 2000 alone (see disclaimer below).

If you’ve been in a car, truck or motorcycle accident and have suffered injury due to someone else’s negligence, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation with a Charlotte car accident lawyer.  

You can also submit the form below if you prefer.

A car accident attorney from Riddle & Brantley will be happy to help. We serve clients with convenient offices in Charlotte (by appointment only) and across North Carolina. Free consultations are available by phone, email, text and video conference.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.

The consultation and case review are free and if you decide to hire us, there is no upfront cost and no attorney fee unless we win your case, and you receive compensation for your injury.

Our connection to Charlotte is personal.

Affordable Charlotte Injury Lawyers - Riddle & BrantleyFounding partner Gene Riddle’s family has roots in the area. His father grew up in the area and both of his grandparents worked in the Cannon Mill in nearby Kannapolis.

Charlotte, also known as the “Queen City,” is the most populous city in the state with around 900,000 residents. It is the county seat of Mecklenburg County where the metropolitan area, including Gastonia, Concord, Matthews and Kannapolis, has over 2.5 million people. It is home to the Carolina Panthers and the Carolina Hornets. Many banking institutions call Charlotte home, including Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Charlotte is second only to New York City in the banking industry.

“Charlotte has a special place in my heart. My family has roots there, and I’m proud to have our firm represent injury victims in the area.”

-Gene Riddle

Injuries from Auto Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents can be serious, and the consequences can be life changing. Our experienced car accident attorneys have represented clients in Charlotte and across North Carolina who have suffered all types of injury, including:

  • Broken bones including fractures and compound fractures
  • Soft tissue and muscle injuries
  • Skeletal injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Head injuries including concussions
    Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Amputations (loss of limbs)
  • Cuts, scrapes and contusions
  • Burns
  • Paralysis and semi-paralysis
  • Internal injuries
  • And many more…

And that’s not all. Serious auto accidents can be traumatic and also leave lasting emotional injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In North Carolina, emotional injury caused by another person’s negligence can entitle you to compensation, depending on the facts and circumstances of your case.

Dangers on Interstate 485 and Other Charlotte-area Highways

Charlotte is North Carolina’s largest city and almost 900,000 call it home. According to the US Census Bureau, it is the 16th most populous city in the United States. Charlotte was ranked the 11th fastest growing major city in the U.S. in 2020.

With some of the busiest interstates and highways in the region (I-485, I-277, I-77 and I-85 all converge on the city), Charlotte is no stranger to car, truck and motorcycle accidents. Bicyclists and pedestrians are also at risk.

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), there were 135,052 auto accidents reported in Charlotte in 2019. 273 of those accidents were fatal, and another 34,329 resulted in injury. Many of these accidents are rear-end collisions, or involve distracted driving like texting while driving, or other driver negligence.

Alcohol was involved in 2.31% of Charlotte-area auto accidents in 2019.

For a free case review with a Charlotte car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, call 1-800-525-7111 or fill out the fast and easy form below.

In cases involving injuries suffered while on the job, we can assist with workers’ compensation claims. In situations where car accident injuries result in long-term disabilities, we also have a Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability, attorney Scott Scurfield, who can help with disability claims and appeals, as well.

“Do I really need a car accident lawyer?”

Why Hire a Charlotte Car Accident Attorney - Riddle & BrantleyThe simplest answer is no, you do not — or at least you’re not required to hire an attorney. However, car accident injury claims can be complicated, and if you want the best outcome in your case, you probably want to consider an experienced injury attorney experienced in car accident cases.

Research shows that those who hire an attorney recover 3.5 times more compensation on average than those who represent themselves.

An experienced personal injury lawyer can handle all aspects of your car accident injury claim or lawsuit, including:

  • Evidence collection
  • Witness interviews
  • Estimating damages
  • Accident investigation and reconstruction
  • Securing expert witness testimony
  • Obtaining black box data or surveillance footage
  • Conducting depositions
  • Preparing you for statements to insurance companies and law enforcement
  • Negotiation with the insurance company
  • Mediation and/or arbitration proceedings
  • Settlement negotiation with defense counsel
  • Litigation
  • Court filings and document preparation
  • Trial
  • Setting up trusts and guardianships

Contributory Negligence

An injury attorney can help you navigate the complex laws and rules surrounding car accidents and negligence in North Carolina. For instance, in North Carolina, the rule of contributory negligence means that if you are found to be even partly responsible for the accident, you are barred from any recovery (the legal word for compensation). There are exceptions to this rule, however, and an experienced NC lawyer can help determine the best way forward.

In more than three decades serving North Carolina clients, we’ve helped many injured North Carolinians defeat defendants’ efforts to invoke the contributory negligence defense.

Other Services We Offer

A car accident attorney can offer more than just legal assistance, too.

In the aftermath of your accident, a Riddle & Brantley car accident lawyer can even help connect you with appropriate medical care and make arrangements for medical bill payment that fit your family’s needs and budget. In some cases, we can even help lower or eliminate medical liens to help keep more money in your pocket.

We also assist victims and families with setting up trusts for long-term care and medical treatment.

When you hire Riddle & Brantley for your injury claim, you get more than an experienced North Carolina attorney. You get an entire staff of case managers, paralegals and investigators all committed to your success.

Justice Counts is our motto and we fight hard for every client.

To talk with an experienced Charlotte car accident attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111. The consultation is free and there is no upfront cost or attorney fee unless we win your case.

Car Accident Injury Settlements and Verdicts

If you’re looking for a Charlotte car accident lawyer, chances are you’re interested in finding an attorney with a track record of success.

Riddle & Brantley has been serving North Carolina clients since 1985 and has won four, five, six and seven-figure settlements and judgments in car, tractor-trailer, and motorcycle accident cases (see disclaimer below).

We invite you to review a few of our recent case results (there are more available for review on our case results page):

  • $2,750,000 | Car Accident — A head-on car accident resulted in serious injuries to our client, including multiple fractures to the neck, leg and arms. Riddle & Brantley took the case and attorney Donald Dunn won a $2,750,000 settlement through arbitration. This award was followed by a $1,000,000 declaratory judgment against one of the involved insurance companies.
  • $5,450,000 | Truck Accident / Wrongful Death — Attorneys Gene Riddle and Kurt Dixon fought for justice when a family of four was tragically killed by a tractor-trailer on a North Carolina highway. Extensive crash scene investigation was organized and experts in reconstruction, truck driving and driver safety were called in to build the case. The parties agreed to mediation after a suit was filed, where Riddle and Dixon won total compensation of $5,450,000 from the involved insurance companies. Litigation is still pending against another involved party.
  • $1,900,000 | Auto Accident / Pedestrian Accident — Our client sustained multiple fractures in her arm and leg after being hit by a cement truck while walking across a parking lot. Managing partner Gene Riddle and late partner Gene Jenkins brought in an accident reconstruction expert and filed a lawsuit, alleging the truck driver’s negligence had resulted in our client’s injury. The case settled for $1.9 million.

*** 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.

Our clients’ own words are a testament to the quality of our work, as well.

In this short video, Cindy shares the heartbreaking story of her niece’s death in truck accident, and how Riddle & Brantley fought for justice:

Experienced Charlotte Car Accident Lawyers Ready to Fight for You

The Charlotte car accident attorneys at Riddle & Brantley have more than 225 years of experience representing accident injury clients in North Carolina, and we’ve handled many cases in Charlotte and the Piedmont.

Managing partner Gene Riddle has family connections to Charlotte and we are proud to serve North Carolinians and visitors in the area.

If you’ve been injured in a car, truck, motorcycle or other auto accident in the Charlotte area, please call us at 1-800-525-7111 or complete the form below. We believe everyone deserves justice, and you may be entitled to compensation if someone else is responsible.

The case review is free, and if you decide to hire us to represent you there is no upfront cost and no attorney fee unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.

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.