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Car Accident Lawyers in Raleigh

Car Accident Lawyer in Raleigh NC

Injured in a car accident in Raleigh? Our Raleigh car accident lawyers are ready to help. Since 2000 alone, we’ve recovered more than $600 million for injured victims across North Carolina (see disclaimer below) and we’d love to help you get the justice you deserve.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Raleigh car accident lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the form below.

There is no obligation, and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

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

Fighting for Car Accident Victims in Raleigh

Raleigh Car Accident Lawyer - Riddle & BrantleyRaleigh is the capital of North Carolina and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. With more than 1.4 million people living in the Raleigh metro area in 2020, the area is home to some of North Carolina’s busiest highways and interstates. I-40, I-440, I-87, and I-540 all crisscross Raleigh and unfortunately, car accidents are common.

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), 86 crashes in Raleigh in 2019 were fatal, among more than 14,000 non-fatal auto accidents. Raleigh had the 10th most car accidents among North Carolina cities in 2019.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, a Raleigh car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help. These injuries often lead to significant medical bills, missed time at work and even permanent disability. If the accident was the result of another’s negligence, accident victims may be eligible to recover compensation through a legal claim.

Our North Carolina car accident lawyers have more than 225 years of combined experience handling all types of civil claims.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free and confidential case evaluation with a Raleigh car accident lawyer.

Affordable Raleigh Car Accident Attorneys - Riddle & BrantleyWe have offices in Raleigh, Durham, and Fayetteville and can even come to you if it’s more convenient.* Free consultations with our Raleigh car accident lawyers are available by phone, email, text or even video conference.

As always, we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees.

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

*In-person consultations available by appointment only in our Durham and Fayetteville office spaces.

Why Choose a Raleigh Car Accident Attorney at Riddle & Brantley?

There are many advantages to working with the car accident team at Riddle & Brantley when you’ve been injured and are seeking compensation:

  • We answer calls and emails after hours and on weekends
  • Free, no-obligation consultations
  • Se habla Español
  • More than 225 years of combined attorney experience
  • Our attorneys and staff have close family ties to the Raleigh area
  • We’ve won more than $600 million in compensation for victims since 2000 alone (see disclaimer below)

Award-Winning Injury Lawyers

The experienced Raleigh car accident attorneys at Riddle & Brantley are led by attorney Gene Riddle. In more than 35 years practicing law in North Carolina, Gene has been recognized as a member of:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel

He also maintains a prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award (see disclaimer below).

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

“Do I need a car accident lawyer after an accident?”

If you sustain injuries in a car accident, you’ll not only need to address your medical needs but may also need to handle insurance claims, police investigations, and other legal entanglements. If another person or party caused your accident due to negligence, you may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.

While it is technically possible to represent your own interests in court, hiring an experienced Raleigh car accident attorney can help you secure a more favorable result.

Statistics show that those who do hire a personal injury attorney recover on average 30 percent more compensation than those who do not hire an attorney.

Car accident claims can be complex. A Raleigh car accident lawyer can take care of all the elements of your claim and allow you to focus on recovery. The personal injury attorneys at Riddle & Brantley know how to handle car accident claims, whether they involve legal action against a negligent individual, organization, or manufacturer. Your attorney will gather the necessary evidence to strengthen your claim and handle all interactions with insurance companies.

Most importantly, your car accident attorney is prepared to fight for justice on your behalf in settlement negotiations and, if necessary, in a trial.

Investigators on Staff

At Riddle & Brantley, our team includes an experienced group of investigators. These retired law enforcement officers know how to handle car accident investigations from start to finish and are critical in helping our attorneys prove liability and strengthen your case.

In some cases, our personal injury lawyers will even bring in outside experts like accident reconstructionists, as well. We have extensive experience leveraging expert testimony from reconstructionists, trucking safety experts, and more.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Raleigh car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, please call 1-800-525-7111.

There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

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

Full Service Law Team in Raleigh North Carolina - Riddle & BrantleyIn cases in which a Raleigh auto accident results in long-term disability, our Social Security disability lawyers are ready to help. When you’re injured while on the job, our workers’ comp lawyers can assist with those claims, as well.

Our workers’ comp and disability teams are led by Board-Certified Specialists who have been recognized by the NC State Bar for their experience and expertise.

In the most heartbreaking situations, our Raleigh wrongful death lawyers can help surviving family members fight for justice for lost loved ones.

Our Results for Raleigh Auto Accident Victims

In more than 35 years serving the people of Raleigh and greater North Carolina, we’re proud of the record of five, six and even seven-figure verdicts and settlements we’ve obtained for car accident victims and their loved ones (see disclaimer below).

Recent wins include:

  • $9,450,000 | Truck Accident & Wrongful Death — Attorneys Gene Riddle and Kurt Dixon fought for justice for the surviving loved ones of a family of four who were killed in a tragic tractor-trailer crash on a busy North Carolina highway not far from Raleigh. We organized a thorough investigation, subpoenaed data from Google Maps, and proved liability in the case. We filed multiple lawsuits and eventually obtained a total settlement of more than $9 million from multiple parties involved in the accident.
  • $2,750,000 | Car Accident — Attorney Donald Dunn successfully recovered more than $3 million in compensation for our client, who suffered serious injuries in a major car accident. He suffered injuries to his legs, arm and neck. The arbitration settlement was immediately followed by a separate $1 million judgment against the insurance company.
  • $1,000,000 | Car Accident — Managing partner and attorney Gene Riddle and attorney Adam Smith fought for justice for our client, who was seriously injured in a car accident in central North Carolina. Through extensive negotiations, we obtained $1 million in total compensation for the victim, including a Medicare Set Aside fund to provide for future medical treatments.

*** 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.

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

David H., Riddle & Brantley client

How to Prove Liability in a Car Accident Case

When a driver fails to abide by the rules of the road, engages in reckless behavior, or intentionally breaks the law behind the wheel, anyone injured as a result may file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver.

Proving negligence in a personal injury claim for a car accident involves four basic elements:

  • Duty The plaintiff must prove the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff during the given situation. All drivers have a duty of care to follow the traffic laws, heed posted traffic signals, and operate their vehicles safely.
  • Breach — The plaintiff must also show the court how the defendant breached this duty of care. For example, running a stop sign or a red light would constitute a breach of duty. Failing to address a known safety issue with a vehicle can also qualify as a breach of duty.
  • Damage — The plaintiff must have suffered some injury or measurable economic loss to file a claim. If a defendant was negligent, but the plaintiff did not sustain any injuries or losses, he or she would have no claim.
  • Causation — The plaintiff in a personal injury case must also be able to link the defendant’s negligence to the plaintiff’s damages. The plaintiff may only sue for damages directly resulting from the defendant’s negligence, so the plaintiff will need to prove that the injuries did not happen from some other cause.

Car accident injury claims can be complicated, time-consuming, and stressful. Let one of our Raleigh car accident lawyers handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on what’s most important — your recovery and improving your quality of life.

For a FREE case review with a Raleigh car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, please call 1-800-525-7111.

There is absolutely no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you in your Raleigh car accident injury claim.

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

Common Injuries in Car Accidents

Our Raleigh car accident attorneys have handled all types of cases involving many different kinds of injuries, including:

  • Broken bones — Bone fractures occur in countless possible ways. While standard fractures may leave a bone in pieces, they do not break the skin. Compound fractures are severe injuries that break the skin, exposing the victim to infections. Any type of bone fracture can require significant medical care, and recovery can take months or longer. Some bone fractures may necessitate physical therapy or result in a permanent limited range of motion.
  • Musculoskeletal injuries — Many car accidents involve significant momentum or sudden shifts in momentum that can damage the soft tissues of a driver’s body, such as the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. While most of these injuries will recover in time, they can be extremely painful and limit the victim’s range of motion through recovery. Slipped spinal discs, inflammation, muscle stiffness and various other symptoms can persist for weeks or longer.
  • Traumatic brain injuries —A car accident may cause a driver’s head to hit the window or another object during impact, resulting in a potentially fatal head injury. A traumatic brain injury can cause various neurological symptoms such as disorientation, confusion, memory problems, sensory confusion, and more. Some traumatic brain injuries will require immediate emergency surgery to save the victim’s life, and some will result in long-term or permanent disabilities.
  • Contusions, cuts, and scrapes —Even minor injuries can cause intense pain and extensive scarring. Some deep cuts may even interfere with the victim’s ability to work as they heal.
  • Spinal injuries —Any damage to the spinal cord is permanent, so a driver who sustains such injuries may experience partial or full paralysis. Some of these injuries may result in significant damages to cover the costs of necessary ongoing medical care, physical therapy, and lost income due to the inability to work.
  • Internal injuries —Some car accident injuries will not be immediately noticeable. Internal organs may rupture or suffer injuries from the forces acting on the body during an accident or from poorly fitted seatbelts.
  • Emotional injuries — Auto accidents can be traumatic and result in serious emotional distress, including diagnosable mental disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A Raleigh car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can assist with you a claim or lawsuit involving any of these types of injuries and more. We are experienced fighting for justice for those injured in auto accidents in the Raleigh area and would love to help however we can.

Handling All Types of Raleigh-area Auto Accidents

Our attorneys and staff have the experience and expertise to handle all kinds of auto accident cases, including:

Riddle & Brantley Raleigh Car Accident Lawyers Client ReviewsFor a FREE consultation with a Raleigh car accident lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 today.

There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win your case and recover financial compensation for you.

Call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Seek Medical Attention

Remember, your top priority after any car accident should be medical attention, even if you think you only sustained minor cuts and scrapes. While you may need to wait for the police to allow you to leave the scene of an accident, seek medical treatment as soon as you are free to leave. If you delay, you could allow an existing injury to worsen. Some “delayed onset” injuries may not manifest noticeable symptoms immediately, and the adrenaline rush from the accident may dull pain sensations for a while.

If you delay medical care, you put your health at risk and may jeopardize your chances of succeeding with a lawsuit later, should you choose to pursue one.

Delaying treatment may also cause problems when it’s time to deal with insurance claims, as adjusters may use the delay as justification for lowering or denying your claim. In a personal injury lawsuit, the jury hearing your case may assume that if you did not seek immediate medical care, your injuries couldn’t have been as bad as you claim. Instead of risking your chances of securing legal compensation for your damages or your wellbeing, seek medical care as soon as possible after any car accident.

Injured in a Raleigh Car Accident?

Raleigh Car Accident - Riddle & BrantleyThe experienced Raleigh car accident attorneys at Riddle & Brantley can help. We will listen to you, investigate your claim, and advise you on your best available legal options. If you decide to hire a Raleigh accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, we’ll do everything we can to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

That’s our promise to you.

For a FREE consultation with an experienced Raleigh car accident lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.

There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you.

“They made a hard time in my life easier to endure.”

Melissa C., Riddle & Brantley client

Call a Car Accident Attorney in Raleigh Today

Proving negligence in any type of personal injury case is difficult, so injured Raleigh drivers need legal representation they can trust to handle these claims.

The Raleigh car accident lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have the experience and resources to handle the toughest car accident claims. Contact our team today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Raleigh personal injury attorneys.

We believe Justice Counts for victims of motor vehicle accidents in Raleigh and the greater Triangle and we would love to help however we can.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 to speak with a Raleigh car accident lawyer today.

“I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.”

Christine W., Riddle & Brantley client

There is no obligation and there are no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation for your auto accident injuries.

The car accident attorneys at Riddle & Brantley would love to help with your Raleigh car accident injury claim.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 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, 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.