In 2011, there were 195,687 people that were injured North Carolina auto accidents, according to the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center. Severe motor vehicle crashes can cause accident victims to sustain life-altering injuries. Occasionally, these injuries will cause accident victims to stay out of work. When an accident victim misses work for an extended period of time, it can cause a financial hardship. In addition, accident victims may have also sustained extensive property damage to their vehicle.
At Lewis & Keller, we urge all accident victims to seek legal guidance following a car collision. An experienced lawyer will review the circumstances of your accident and recommend the best legal remedy to pursue. If a lawyer determines that your collision was the result of another party’s negligence, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. If our law firm accepts your case, we will immediately begin a thorough investigation of your accident. If the negligent motorist received any NC traffic fines for the wreck, we may use this piece of evidence for your claim.
If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident, contact Lewis & Keller today.
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Common Traffic Fines in North Carolina
Listed below are traffic fines that are commonly issued to negligent drivers in North Carolina.
|G.S. 20-141||Speeding in a School Zone or School Property||$250 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-141(j2)||Speeding in a Work Zone||$250 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-141(m)||Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident||$50 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-7(a)||Failure to Carry Licenses While Driving||$25 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-137.3||Cell Phone Use by Driver under 18||$25|
|G.S. 20-137.4A||Driving While Texting||$100 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-137.1||Failure to Use Appropriate Child Restraint System||$25 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-138.2C||Transporting Alcohol in Commercial Vehicle||$50 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-138.7(a1)||Possession of Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle||$25 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-140.4||Failure to Wear Helmet, or Having too Many Passengers, on Motorcycle or Moped||$25.50 and $135.50 Costs|
|G.S. 20-146||Lane Violations||$50 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-152||Following too Closely||$35 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-155||Failure to Yield Right of Way||$35 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-158(b)(2)||Failure to Yield to Pedestrian||$100 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-158||Failure to Stop for Stoplight or Traffic Control Signal or Stop Sign||$50 and Court Costs|
|G.S. 20-157 (b)-(f)||Interfering with or Failing to Move Over for Emergency/Public Service Vehicles||$250 and Court Costs|
Filing a North Carolina Auto Accident Claim
If you or a family member was injured in a car accident at no fault of your own, you may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages and property damage. Contact an experienced auto accident lawyer today.
At Lewis & Keller, our lawyers and staff have the knowledge and resources to handle all types of auto accident cases.
If we decide to take on your case, our legal team will build the strongest case possible for your legal claim. If the at-fault party obtained any NC traffic fines, an attorney may decide to use this as evidence for your case.
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