Auto Accidents

Helping You Get on the Road to Recovery

Auto Injury Attorney in Charlotte, NC and Throughout the Carolinas

Since 1957, The Olive Law Firm has been helping car wreck victims in North and South Carolina get the compensation they deserve.  A serious car accident can change your life forever. When you sustain a serious injury after a car wreck it can sometimes take months or years to recover. During this time, you may not be able to work and support your family for some time. You do not have to handle this alone. The last thing you want or need to do is worry about the legal aspects of your case. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, contact our office today.

Auto Accident Injury Compensation

Working with our law firm gives you distinct advantages. We prepare each case for trial. Unlike many other firms, we do not push for a quick settlement. We want you to get the full compensation you deserve. Some of the cases we have been involved in have resulted in changes to laws and redesigns of dangerous intersections. An auto injury attorney may be able to help you seek compensation for the following:

Medical Bills

Hospital and rehab bills can mount quickly and drain your bank account. We successfully help clients obtain compensation for emergency, ongoing and future medical care related to the crash.

Lost Wages and Future Earnings

A serious accident may leave you unable to earn a living and provide for your family. This includes lost wages related to time spent at medical appointments, rehab and therapy.

Property Damages

This includes the car you were driving as well as your personal belongings.

Loss of Consortium

A car accident injury attorney can file a claim on behalf of your spouse for the loss of companionship and intimacy caused by your injuries.

Physical Pain and Mental Suffering

This relates to injuries resulting in physical pain and mental suffering.

Permanent Injuries

This includes physical or mental damage that appear to restrict your activities or employment for the rest of your life.

Disfigurement / Scarring

These are injuries that cause permanent bodily changes or visible scars.

Loss of Use of Part of Your Body

Compensation depends on how greatly the loss of a limb, eye or other body part affects your enjoyment of life or your earning capacity.

Punitive Damages

The court can choose to add a financial penalty for egregious conduct or to send a broader message.
 

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Take Action

Filing a lawsuit is probably not the first thing on your mind following a car accident, but it is important to act quickly. Even if you are not sure whether you have a case, you have nothing to lose by seeking advice from an auto injury attorney. The law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. Evidence and witnesses can disappear quickly.

At The Olive Law Firm, we build strong cases by skillfully investigating what happened and we seek out anyone who might have seen the accident. We can talk to a family member if you are unable to make the call yourself, or you can call on behalf of a loved one. The sooner you contact a Charlotte auto injury lawyer, the more you can focus on your recovery, without the added stress of financial and legal worries.

Dealing With Insurance Companies

You must contact your insurance company to start the claims process. Do not discuss the details of your accident with the insurance company until you have spoken to an auto injury attorney. Do not allow a phone call to be recorded. When a car wreck has traumatized you, you may not be able to give an accurate account of what happened, or you may inadvertently suggest that you were somehow at fault. Get advice from an auto injury attorney. The full extent of your injuries may not become apparent for weeks or months. Saying the wrong thing — even something as innocent as “I’m OK” — can hurt your chances of getting compensation for treatment down the road.

Know Your Rights

Working with a skilled Charlotte accident attorney helps you understand your rights as a victim. Insurance companies may try to seek a settlement that is not in your best interest. We have the resources to fight aggressively for accident victims and to seek justice. Call The Olive Law Firm, your Charlotte accident attorney.

A Note About Compensation and Damages

Any discussion of compensation and pursuable damages on this site is for informational purposes only. Every personal injury case is different and must be evaluated separately. We do not represent that similar results will be achieved in your case.