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Some of the most serious injuries and deaths occur as the result of t-bone, or side-impact accidents. Most often, this type of collision happens at an intersection and can involve one or both drivers traveling at a high rate of speed. The risk of serious injury or death is high because the sides of a vehicle are not as well equipped to handle a heavy impact as are the front and rear end of a car.
The significant injury that can occur as the result of an intersection collision is well known to the Raleigh car accident lawyers at Auger & Auger. Our law firm has been committed to exclusively serving the needs of car accident victims in North Carolina since 1994.
The attorneys at Auger & Auger will thoroughly investigate your accident and the details leading up to the accident. A significant number of intersection collisions occur as the result of one driver running a red light or stop sign. The Federal Highway Administration has reported that the incidence of red light/stop sign violations is on the rise, having risen 18% in the last 6 years. Nearly 1,000 people die every year from accidents caused by someone who ran a red light or stop sign. Another 90,000 people each year suffer serious injury.
Drivers in North Carolina fail to stop for red lights and stops signs for several reasons:
It is of critical importance that you speak with an accomplished Raleigh intersection accident lawyer as soon as possible following your accident so that we may investigate the facts surrounding your accident in a timely manner. In the time period immediately following your car accident, the other insurance company will be conducting their own investigation and will be looking for anything they can use against you, including taking your tape-recorded interview in which you may minimize your injury or not clearly state the facts. They may even try to offer you a quick cash settlement and close out your case. When you hire Auger & Auger, we will promptly conduct our own investigation and contact witnesses in a timely manner. Many intersections are equipped with cameras that continually record traffic but the data is only stored for a very limited time. If the insurance company wants to take your recorded statement, we will be present and will protect your rights.
At Auger & Auger, we will conduct a thorough review of your case and will pursue all available sources of compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other accident related expenses.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in North Carolina, call the Raleigh car accident lawyers and wrongful death lawyers at Auger & Auger for your free and confidential consultation.