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Common Types of Collisions

Helping Mecklenburg County’s Motor Vehicle Accident Victims

While some collision cases are simple and can be easily settled, others are more complicated. In cases where a collision causes serious injury or death, or damages costing thousands of dollars, it is a good idea to hire the services of an experienced attorney. Since 1979, our personal injury lawyers have served hit and run accident victims in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina, and have successfully secured multi-million-dollar settlements in some cases.

Call (704) 850-6322 today for a free consultation about your Charlotte motor vehicle accident case.

Hit and Run Accidents

In cases where a driver collides with a vehicle and then flees, the victim is put in a difficult position. With no information about the person who caused the accident or their insurance company, who is going to provide compensation? At the law firm of Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our lawyers have the experience to help with this unique process. We handle all hit and run accident cases on a contingency basis, collecting no fee unless we recover compensation for you.

In hit and run accident cases, like those involving uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist accidents, we will turn to your own insurance company. A common concern in these cases is that getting compensation from your own insurance company will lead to increased insurance premiums. This is not the case. Since you were not at fault, your rates will not be impacted negatively.

Many people believe they will not need a lawyer when dealing with their own insurance company, but that is not the case. Insurance companies are in business to make money. They want to keep their bottom line intact by minimizing payments, even to you. We work hard to see that you get treated fairly.

Speak with the Charlotte personal injury lawyers at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. today for a free consultation about your case. Call (704) 850-6322.

Head-On Collisions

The most devastating accidents involve head-on collisions. Head-on collisions usually involve two vehicles traveling in opposite directions striking each other with their respective front ends. The most common cause of a head-on collision is a sudden lane departure made by one of the vehicles. Another common scenario occurs when a vehicle enters onto a roadway from a subservient road or driveway and turns into the path of an oncoming vehicle. While head-on collisions account for roughly 2% of all motor vehicle collisions, head-on collisions account for nearly 10% motor vehicle accident fatalities.

Investigating the cause of a head-on collision can be complex. If the injuries are severe, or the accident involves a fatality, law enforcement may dispatch officers with special training in accident reconstruction to survey the scene.

Accident reconstruction specialists may measure:

  • Skid marks
  • Debris fields
  • Gouges in the pavement

In some cases, information can be obtained from event data recorders found onboard certain vehicles. This information, along with eyewitness statements, can help to determine the exact sequence of events which led to the collision. Our firm employs a full-time investigator to assist in gathering information necessary to aggressively represent those injured in these crashes. Utilizing our years of experience representing thousands of victims of head-on collisions, we provide aggressive representation on behalf of our clients.

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