During the summer months, many tourists and North Carolina (NC) residents will head towards the Outer Banks to enjoy the beaches and scenery of Nags Head, Kitty Hawks, Cape Hatteras, and other locales. This means the traffic on Interstate 64 (I-64), Croatan Highway, and Old Oregon Inlet Road will be heavier than usual.
With high volumes of traffic invariably comes a high risk of car wrecks. So what happens if you do get involved in an accident on the Outer Banks? If it’s a “minor” accident and no one suffered an injury, you should contact police to see if they need to report to the scene and swap insurance information with the other driver.
However, some “minor” accidents can lead to chronic and serious injuries. Our firm wrote about a fender bender car accident where one of the drivers suffered a serious head injury which resulted in the loss of some cognitive functions and the at-fault driver was traveling at about 25 miles per hour when the accident happened. So, when we talk about serious injuries occurring at any speed, we mean it.
Let’s say you get involved in a wreck while traveling towards the Whalebone Junction Information Station and you suffer a serious injury. What should you do? Well, first and foremost, get medical attention so your injury doesn’t get worse. Next, you should consult with an Outer Banks car accident lawyer. Why? Because you could be facing large medical bills, potential lost wages, and pain and suffering. Remember, a driver suffered brain damage from a fender bender at 25 mph. You shouldn’t downplay the severity of your injury, especially if it was caused by the carelessness of another driver.
“I can’t afford to hire a lawyer in the Outer Banks,” you might say. Well, our law firm works on a “contingency fee” basis which basically means you pay nothing up front and we don’t collect any fees until you receive proper compensation for your injury. Again, this is why there is no harm in speaking to an attorney to discuss your situation and seeing what legal options are available. We offer free, no-hassle consultations. Give is a call at (833) 997-1774 or fill out the quick contact form on the right side of your screen.