Our Asheville Lawyers Assists Victims of Auto Accidents throughout North Carolina
Representing people injured by negligent drivers
During the past 29 years since we started practicing law, Hensley Cloninger, P.C. has witnessed the tremendous growth of the Southeast region, and the influx of automobiles that come along with the new development. Unfortunately, the explosive increase of cars, trucks and motorcycles on our roadways has also meant more, and more serious, accidents. If you have been injured or your loved one killed in an auto crash, you can count on us to advocate for your rights.
Maximizing compensation for motor vehicle accident injuries
Often, auto crash victims encounter immediate financial problems because of their injuries. A permanent injury — such as brain trauma or spinal damage — can mean a lifetime of costly medical care and other expensive needs, inevitably accompanied by long-term loss of income.
Our legal team includes experienced attorneys and a dedicated nurse-paralegal with substantial knowledge about the types of personal injuries that are common in auto collisions. We also consult with medical and financial experts to calculate the compensation you are entitled to receive. Depending on the facts of your case, we may pursue monetary damages for:
Helping families whose loved ones died in auto accidents
If your loved one was killed in a fatal auto accident, our attorneys help you file a wrongful death claim to recover:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical bills
- Loss of income
- Loss of benefits — such as health care and pensions
- Value of services — including cooking, cleaning, child care, lawn maintenance, home repair, security and accounting
- Loss of love, companionship, guidance, support, advice, nurturing and protection
- Your mental anxiety and depression
Negotiating with the insurance company
To avoid paying you, the other driver’s insurance company may aggressively try to prove you were at fault. The agent might even use such underhanded tactics as requesting a statement while you are still under the influence of pain medications or before you have had an opportunity to consult with a lawyer. Our firm defends your rights to receive the amount of compensation to which you are entitled. We negotiate with the insurance companies for a fair settlement, and we take your case to trial if we believe we can reach a higher verdict.
Uninsured and hit-and-run drivers
An accident involving an uninsured or underinsured driver can leave you with overwhelming bills unless you take action to protect yourself. We recommend that drivers carry uninsured and underinsured driver insurance to cover just these situations. This way, even if you are injured in a hit-and-run collision, you can still collect damages under your own auto policy.
Our firm negotiates with your insurance company to recover your rightful damages. We also think outside the box to make sure you are not left holding the bag. For example, we often discover during our investigation of hit-and-run and uninsured and underinsured driver cases that a third party is liable. If applicable to your case, we may sue a bar that over served the driver, a construction crew that littered road debris or a municipality that failed to maintain the roads.
Recover compensation from the driver who caused your auto accident
To learn more about your rights to recover after a motor vehicle crash, call Hensley Cloninger, P.C. at 828-348-0092 or contact us online. Our attorneys offer you a free consultation and handle your injury claim on contingency — meaning you do not pay us until we recover damages for you.