Know where to look and what to do after a North Carolina accident or injury
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you might be looking for answers to questions that you never expected to have. Especially if the accident has left you with a disability, unable to work, or in the sudden position of being a caregiver to a loved one, your mind might be swirling with questions about what to do and where to look for help.
Below, you’ll find a list of North Carolina agencies and services to help you find financial, legal, and emotional support resources.
North Carolina legal resources after a personal injury accident
Whether you were injured in a car accident or truck accident, slip-and-fall, a workplace or work-related accident, or you experienced any other physical injury, you probably want to know your legal rights and how to make a claim.
- North Carolina personal injury FAQ
- Deadlines for filing a North Carolina personal injury claim
- Types of damages available after a North Carolina accident
- Proving fault & liability in your North Carolina lawsuit
- North Carolina laws for recovering pain and suffering damages
- Steps to filing a civil lawsuit in North Carolina
- North Carolina courts & your personal injury lawsuit
- North Carolina Medical Board, where you can file a medical malpractice complaint
- North Carolina Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Data Tool is an online database that provides information about reported pedestrian and bicycle crashes
- North Carolina low-cost legal services are offered by the North Carolina Bar Association. If you are eligible for pro bono (no cost) legal services, it can make a referral for you.
- Legal Aid of North Carolina is another source for low-cost legal services and referrals.
- North Carolina State Bar, where you can locate a certified attorney near you, file a complaint against a lawyer, and more.
North Carolina state agency resources after a car accident
- North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles
- North Carolina Department of Insurance
- North Carolina Department of Transportation
- North Carolina Disability Determination Services
Workers’ compensation resources
Workers’ compensation can be quite complicated, and each state has its own set of regulations. However, the concept is the same — if you were injured while performing a task or duty that was part of your job, you’re entitled to be compensated for your medical treatment and lost wages.
Here’s more information about the workers’ compensation system in North Carolina:
- North Carolina workers’ compensation guide
- North Carolina Industrial Commission is the state agency that oversees workers’ compensation claims and benefits
Traumatic brain injury resources
- Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
- North Carolina TBI program
- AssistedCare at Home offers home care & assistance, nursing care, and therapy services
- Atrium Health brain injury program, Charlotte
- Learning Services provides supported living, residential rehabilitation, therapeutic day activities and neurobehavioral rehabilitation for adults with brain injuries. There are facilities in Raleigh and Creedmoor.
- ReNu Life Extended, Inc. provides assisted living and group home rehabilitation and mental health services.
North Carolina grief and trauma resources
- The Compassionate Friends, supporting a family after a child dies
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), North Carolina office
Most importantly, your lawyer can be your best resource after an accident. Your lawyer will guide you through the legal system and give advice about how to recover the most compensation for your injury. To get started, check out the Enjuris law firm directory — or continue reading for advice on how to find the best North Carolina personal injury lawyer.