It’s not easy to deal with the physical and emotional impact of a serious car wreck. Making matters worse, car accident victims often face overwhelming debt due to steep medical bills and lost income due to their injuries. The North Carolina car accident attorney K. Gregory Gunter at Gunter Law Group can assist you by answering your claims-related questions and helping you and your family fight for the compensation you are entitled to by law.
Durham Auto Accident Lawyer | Representing Victims of Serious Motor Vehicle Accidents
At the Gunter Law Group, we only handle injury claims. That means we offer the highest quality and most dedicated legal help to people in North Carolina who suffer serious injuries because of someone else’s negligence. If you were recently involved in an auto accident, we know that the compensation process can feel daunting. You want to make your physical recovery your highest priority — and rightly so. At the same time, the other party or their insurance company may be giving you the runaround. You shouldn’t have to fight for the money you deserve for your financial losses.
That is where we step in. Attorney K. Gregory Gunter has more than 15 years of legal experience and our legal staff is friendly and knowledgeable. When you need a legal ally to stand up to insurance companies and get you the money you need to be whole, we are ready to help.
We handle the following types of personal injury claims for clients throughout the area:
Motor vehicle crashes
Drunk driving accidents
Accidents caused by texting and driving
Uninsured/underinsured motorist claims
Common Car Accident Injuries
While there are many different types injuries that can happen in a car accident, there are some injuries that are more common than others. Injuries in accidents happen because of the physical forces that are released in collisions. Some of the most common injuries that result in automotive accidents include:
Back injuries, including strains, sprains, herniated discs, bulging discs, lumbar injuries, thoracic injuries, cervical injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
Neck injuries, including whiplash, cervical disc nerve impingement, sprains and cervical fractures.
Body injuries, including fractures to the ribs, shoulders, feet, legs and arms.
Internal injuries, including abdominal injuries, internal bleeding, injuries to organs and collapsed or punctured lungs.
Some of the injuries may not be immediately noticeable. Because of the adrenaline that is released when people are involved in collisions, they may not realize that they have been injured at first. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not show symptoms for hours or even days after an accident. Whiplash often happens in rear-end collisions when a car occupant’s head and neck are thrown forward and then rebound backward as the force of the accident dissipates. The backward movement may cause the person’s neck to be overextended, leading to tears, strains, pulls and damage to the bones and tissues of the neck and shoulder. Whiplash may be minor or debilitating. More serious cases of whiplash may leave people suffering from chronic pain and other problems for many months after the accidents.
Our legal team knows that nothing can undo the trauma of a serious accident. What we can and will do, however, is fight for our clients every step of the way.