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If you were hurt in a car wreck due to the negligent actions or intentional wrongdoing of another driver, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses. Our Wilmington, NC, car accident lawyers at Speaks Law Firm are here to help you navigate the complex legal system and fight for the money you deserve for your injuries. Representing individuals in Wilmington and surrounding communities, we have years of experience handling car accident claims and are recognized by national attorney ranking services as “professional, experienced and effective.”

From the moment you call us, we’ll strive to answer your questions and protect your rights. You have nothing to lose by calling us for help! To have your case reviewed, call, chat or fill out the form on this page.

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We strive to make getting help as easy as possible! All you have to do is call us and we’ll start reviewing the details of your case. We’ve got your back.

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Our attorneys fight for real results that will make a difference in our clients’ lives. If you’re entitled to compensation, we’ll pursue every dollar you deserve for your injuries and losses.

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We believe everyone has a right to quality legal representation. That’s why our office works on a contingency-fee basis. You won’t owe us a dime unless we win for you!

We Understand What You’re Going Through

Being involved in a car accident is a traumatic experience, especially when you’re dealing with serious injuries that prevent you from working. How will you pay your medical bills? When can you return to work? How will you continue to support your family?

The aftermath of a car accident can be chaotic and overwhelming but we want you to know that we’re here to help you face these burdens. Our legal team sees the devastating impact a car accident can have on an injured victim and their family every day. We understand what you’re going through and can guide you through this difficult time.

Our Wilmington, NC, car accident lawyers value our relationships with our clients. We’re a people-first law firm and always strive to put the needs of our clients before anything else. With our law firm, you’ll have a partner in pursuing your claim.

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Do I Have a Case?

Compensable car accident claims can have numerous causes and injuries, but the common thread between them is that they all happened because of someone else’s carelessness.

While no two accidents are the same, the most common car accident injuries include:

Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the most common causes of compensable car accidents:

The statute of limitation is the timeframe in which an individual has to file a lawsuit against another party. In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is three years from the date of the accident and injury. If you try to file a lawsuit after the deadline, you may be denied the right to compensation.

If your claim is taking a long time to settle, or you’re concerned about the impact your injuries may have in the future; it’s important to contact an experienced Wilmington, NC, car accident lawyer. At Speaks Law Firm, we represent good people through tough times, and we know the laws surrounding the statute of limitations in North Carolina. We can help ensure you don’t miss your chance of receiving the compensation you’re entitled to.

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Explaining Compensation

Car accident injury compensation is intended to compensate you for your losses related to your injury, such as your medical expenses. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to other compensation, including, but not limited to:

  • Medical expenses, such as bills for therapy, surgeries, medication, adaptive equipment, and more
  • Loss of wages, including the time you may have missed for treatment or doctor’s visits and missed commissions or incentives
  • Loss of future wages if your injury prevents you from returning to the same kind of work
  • Property damage, including the repairs to your vehicle
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

When you work with the experienced attorneys at Speaks Law Firm, we will ensure you seek the maximum compensation amount you deserve.

Our Results Speak For Themselves

37 years old, mechanic who sustained nerve damage to left hand and arm while working on a vehicle


Recovered for Mother Injured by Drunk Driver


25 years old, permanently injured when he was struck in the back by a tree limb


Injuries Sustained from a Head On Collision


Workers Comp For Retail Employee


Husband & Wife Injured in Motorcycle Accident


Settlement for Workers Comp Back Injury


Settlement: Client Slipped at Restaurant


How Can a Lawyer Help?

You’ll be at a disadvantage if you try to handle your claim on your own, especially while dealing with possible hospitalization, frequent doctors or specialist visits. Car accident injury claims are not only time-consuming but also require extensive knowledge of the law and how to proceed to ensure you get fair compensation.

Having a Wilmington, NC, car accident lawyer on your side is an excellent asset. An experienced attorney will be your loyal advocate by seeking the compensation you didn’t know you deserved, fielding calls from the insurance company, compiling evidence for your case on your behalf, and more. At Speaks Law Firm, we represent good people through tough times, and we’ll take on the burden of your case for you.

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Did This Happen to You?

Many of our clients deal with serious injuries that have a huge impact on their day-to-day lives. While no two accidents are the same, below are some of the most common injuries we see after car accidents. If you have suffered one of these injuries or any injury due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. You may be entitled to compensation.

Many car accident victims suffer broken bones. The rib cage is especially susceptible to breakage due to the position of the steering wheel. Broken bones can require surgery and result in months of pain and discomfort.

Head trauma happens often in car collisions. The impact of the crash can easily cause your head to hit the steering wheel, the side window, or any number of flying objects. This can lead to a serious concussion or even permanent brain damage.

During a car crash, your body may be thrown into unexpected positions, which can cause back and spinal cord injuries. These injuries are often serious and can lead to lifelong disabilities.

Whiplash is one of the most common soft tissue injuries that results from car accidents. When the head is jerked suddenly from one direction to another, the soft tissue in the neck and upper back can become injured, leading to whiplash. However, symptoms for this injury may arise days after a crash.

A car crash can cause deep cuts or lacerations due to the large amount of broken glass and flying objects. Serious lacerations can result in a loss of blood that may lead to other serious health concerns.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents happen every day for a number of different reasons. Listed below are some of the most frequent causes of wrecks we see. If you were involved in a similar accident, or any type of vehicle accident, due to the reckless behavior of another driver, our attorneys may be able to help.

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Statute of Limitations in North Carolina

The statute of limitations is a law that governs the amount of time an individual has to file a lawsuit against the other party.

In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits varies between two and three years. This means that dependent upon the specific details of your case, you have either two or three years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible party for damages.

While most car accident claims are able to be settled before filing a lawsuit becomes necessary, it’s important to be aware of the statute of limitations deadline in the event that a fair settlement cannot be reached and you need to take your case to court.

Our attorneys know the laws in North Carolina that can affect your claim. We can help ensure you don’t miss your chance of receiving any compensation you deserve.

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Proving Negligence

In the event of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your losses. However, you will have to prove the other party was acted negligently in order to win compensation for your damages.

In order to prove negligence, you must:

  • Prove that the other party owed a duty of care.
  • Prove that the other party breached their duty of care by acting in a way that showed no care or concern for the safety of others.
  • Prove that your accident was a direct result of the other person’s negligent actions.
  • Prove that your injuries and other damages were a direct result of the accident.

Proving negligence can be very difficult without the help of our Wilmington, NC, car accident lawyers. We have years of experience in building successful cases on behalf of our clients. Call us to find out how we can help you.

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What Comes Next

Contact us for a free case review. If you have a case, we’ll get to work building the strongest claim possible.

We’ll gather all the necessary evidence for your claims, such as witness statements and medical bills on your behalf, so you can focus on recovering.

We’ll speak for you and negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement offer.

Most cases are settled out of court, but if we need to go to court to protect your right to fair compensation, we’ll represent you and handle everything on your behalf.

We’ll go over your offers with you. If you accept a settlement, we’ll get you your check as soon as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Knowing what to do after being hurt in a car wreck can be difficult. Keep the following tips in mind to support your claim and protect any amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive:

  • Never admit fault.
  • Seek medical attention and follow your doctor’s orders.
  • Don’t sign anything from the insurance company or give a recorded statement unless you’ve spoken with an attorney.
  • Call our Wilmington, NC, car accident lawyers to discuss the details of your claim.

Yes! A police report can serve as a valuable piece of evidence that may support your claim later on. The insurance adjuster assigned to your claim will likely review the police report to help them determine who is liable for the accident.

It is difficult to know how much your case may be worth without first reviewing all of the details. Generally, we calculate the worth of a claim by considering all of your medical bills and other expenses related to your accident. However, there are many other factors that determine the true value of your case.

While you aren’t required to hire a lawyer, having legal representation when you file a car accident claim can be extremely beneficial. Insurance adjusters are not your friend and will likely attempt to pressure you into settling for less than you deserve. Our legal team has been battling insurance companies for years and is familiar with their tactics. With our law firm on your side, not only will the legal process be easier for you but you’ll also have the best chance of receiving the maximum amount of compensation possible from the insurance companies.

No two clients or cases are the same. For this reason, it’s difficult to know how long it may take to reach a settlement agreement. However, we understand that your case is urgent. That’s why we always strive to work quickly and efficiently towards the best possible resolution for your case.

Most car accident claims never need to go to trial. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached during negotiations, you may need to file a lawsuit and take your case to court. Should this happen, our attorneys at Speaks Law Firm are experienced trial lawyers who won’t back down. We can prepare you for trial and represent your best interests to the full extent of our power.

Car accidents with minor injuries may seem straightforward, but some injuries take days, weeks, or months to manifest. If you assume an injury is minor and accept a settlement offer, you could end up with a more severe injury and mounting medical bills later on. Because of this, hiring an experienced attorney is the best way to get fair compensation for your injuries. Experienced Wilmington, NC, car accident lawyers, like our team at Speaks Law Firm, understand injury timelines and will make sure you seek full compensation for your current and future expenses. We represent good people in tough times. We’ll fight for your rights after your car accident injury.

You can still seek compensation from the at-fault driver for your accident-related injuries, even with a pre-existing condition. Your compensation may be reduced, or you may be able to hold the at-fault driver accountable for aggravating the condition. These cases can be complex, so it’s best to hire an attorney to help you build as strong a case as possible.

If your claim exceeds the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy limits, your attorney will look for other policies that apply to help you seek the money you need. You may also be able to sue the at-fault driver for the remainder of your losses.

If you’re injured in a car accident, your medical payments coverage will help with medical expenses depending on your policy, and your health insurance may cover some of your expenses as well. If your case reaches a settlement, your Speaks Law Firm car accident attorney will make sure you and your health insurance are reimbursed for your medical expenses.

In North Carolina, vicarious liability means an employer can be held legally responsible for the damage an employee causes while on the job. In car accident cases, this may include delivery drivers or employees running errands on company time. Therefore, if your car accident involved an employee who was working during the accident, you may be able to seek compensation from their employer. However, these cases can be complicated, so it’s best to hire experienced attorneys like the team at Speaks Law Firm to help you seek the compensation you deserve. We represent good people through tough times, and we’ll do all that we can for you.

Regardless of the circumstances of the accident, it’s important to remember that insurance companies are protecting their bottom line. If you speak to the insurance company, you might accidentally say something that could hurt your case or your total compensation. Avoid speaking to the insurance company yourself, and direct the calls to your lawyer. Don’t rush to do anything the insurance company tells you to do until you speak with your lawyer.