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Amber W. Hughes, Martza J. Majstoravich, Edward L. Murrelle

Caring And Committed To North Carolina Car Accident Victims

Has a severe car accident left you with catastrophic injuries and expensive medical bills? It is time to get an experienced legal team like the one at Murrelle, Hughes & Majstoravich, P.A., on your side.

We might be a small-town firm, but our reach is large. Based out of Morehead City, our car accident attorneys represent auto accident survivors across North Carolina. Working as a team, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients since 1981.

Small Caseloads Mean More Dedication To Your Needs

Because our personal injury attorneys focus primarily on car accidents, we have a deep insight into what’s needed to recover maximum compensation. We know how to properly investigate your case and determine which strategies will help your case. We have knowledge working with insurance companies, often involved with settling claims.

You Have Questions – We Have Answers

We regularly talk to people who have many questions after experiencing a life-changing car crash. Take a look below to find answers to some of our frequently asked questions.

What Should I Do After A Car Accident In North Carolina?

The most important thing after any motor vehicle accident is to get medical treatment. Remember, many injuries do not appear right away. Even if you feel okay and do not have cuts or bruises, see a doctor as soon as you can. Then:

  1. Contact the police and have them write a report.
  2. Take photos of the accident scene.
  3. Get the name, contact information and insurance information of the other driver.
  4. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses.

The insurance company will probably try to contact you for a statement. Do not talk to them until you hire a car accident claim lawyer. The insurance adjuster will almost certainly try to get you to admit fault so they can pay you less.

What Damages Can I Recover?

The aftermath of an auto accident can take a devastating toll on your finances. Our personal injury lawyers can help you recover compensation for damages such as:

  • Ambulance bills
  • Emergency room stays
  • Ongoing medical treatment
  • Doctor’s office co-pays
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

Our team explores your full range of options for compensation or other benefits. This might also include a workers’ compensation claim if your car crash occurred during work hours or in a company vehicle. You may also be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). We can help you with either application.

What Does It Mean That North Carolina Is An At-Fault State?

In an at-fault state, the victim of the auto accident files a claim against the insurance company of the driver who is at fault for the accident. Only the insurance company of the at-fault driver has an obligation to pay damages. By contrast, in no-fault states, both drivers can file claims with their own insurers. An at fault car accident lawyer/car accident claim lawyer can help you figure out what to do in these situations.

What Is Pure Contributory Negligence?

Pure contributory negligence means that if a car accident victim shares some fault for an accident, they do not have the right to recover compensation for their damages. This is a very harsh law that puts victims at a disadvantage.

Is Hiring A Car Accident Lawyer Worth It?

Insurance companies have their own team of powerful attorneys. You need your own North Carolina personal injury attorney to level the playing field. Our lawyers make sure that no one takes advantage of you. This includes ensuring your settlement offer is fair.

What If I Can’t Afford An Attorney?

Our personal injury lawyers do not charge any upfront fees and we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe us any money unless we recover compensation. If we do, we take 25% of the recovery. This percentage is much lower than our competitors’ rates.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With One Of Our Lawyers Today

You probably still have unanswered questions and want to reach out to an auto accident insurance lawyer to discuss them. If you are worried about fees when discussing your accident, you do not have to worry about upfront costs – we offer completely free initial personal injury consultations. Please call us at 252-515-7036 or send us an email today to set up a meeting.