Professional Fender Bender Accident and Injury Attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina

At Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, P.A., our Charlotte personal injury attorneys know the definition of the term “fender bender” is “a minor car accident that occurs when two vehicles collide at low speeds.” The term comes from the damage to the vehicles’ bumpers or fenders.

We also know that no two North Carolina vehicle collisions are the same, no matter the speed of the cars, and neither are the injuries that result from the crashes.

Even a seemingly minor collision — including a rear-end collision at a low speed or a side-swipe crash that caused a vehicle to veer off the road — can cause significant, even permanent, injuries to the vehicle’s occupants.

Here is what North Carolina residents need to know about their financial recovery options after they have been hurt in a collision with a negligent driver at any speed.

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What are the Most Common Causes of Fender Benders in North Carolina?

The most common causes of North Carolina fender benders are often the same as all other accidents — including catastrophic crashes.

They include:

  • Distracted Driving

Using cellphones, adjusting the radio, eating, or engaging in other distracting activities can lead to collisions.

  • Following Too Closely (Tailgating)

Drivers who follow the vehicle in front too closely may not have enough time to react if the leading car slows down or stops suddenly.

  • Failure to Yield

Accidents often happen when drivers fail to yield the right of way at intersections, stop signs, or when merging onto highways.

  • Weather Conditions

Adverse weather conditions such as rain, fog, or the occasional ice in North Carolina can make roads slippery, increasing the likelihood of accidents.

  • Running Red Lights or Stop Signs

Disregarding traffic signals and signs can lead to collisions at intersections.

  • Unsafe Lane Changes

Failing to signal or check blind spots before changing lanes can result in sideswipes and other minor accidents.

  • Parking Lot Incidents

Tight spaces, limited visibility, and congestion in parking lots can lead to minor collisions while parking or maneuvering.

  • Inexperienced Drivers

Novice drivers may be more prone to errors, like misjudging distances or failing to anticipate other drivers’ actions.

  • Driver Fatigue

Tired or drowsy driving can impair a driver’s ability to react quickly to changing road conditions.

  • Road Construction and Obstacles

Construction zones, detours, and road obstacles can be confusing for drivers and may lead to minor collisions.

  • Inattention to Traffic Lights

Failure to pay attention to traffic signals, especially when they change, can result in collisions at intersections.

What are the Most Common Injuries Associated Fender Bender Accidents in North Carolina?

There is nothing typical about being hurt by a negligent driver. Although vehicle collisions can share common injuries, your case will be built based on how your injuries affect your livelihood and overall quality of life.

Some significant injuries that result from minor vehicle collisions may include:

One of the essential things an injury victim can do after a car accident is to seek medical care to ensure each of their injuries is accounted for; they can receive the immediate treatment they need, and prepare an ongoing wellness plan to help get their lives back on track.

This is important because not all vehicle collision injuries are apparent immediately.

Once the adrenaline wears off and the pain sets in, it is much easier to identify soft-tissue damage — like whiplash or other muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries — that can take months to treat.

No matter your injuries, if you have been hurt in a crash caused by a negligent driver, you have rights and can pursue the liable party who caused your crash for your complete financial recovery. We can help.

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Contact Our Experienced Fender Bender Accident Attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina

If you were injured in a fender bender accident caused by negligence in North Carolina, our personal injury attorneys in Charlotte at Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt want to hear your story during a free consultation by calling (704) 377-3737 or contacting us online.

We provide unique legal services tailored to each client’s needs and do not get paid unless you do.

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