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Auto Accident Resources in Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem is a busy city. As of 2016, the city's population was 242,203 people. In addition to those visiting for business and pleasure, the city has hundreds of thousands of people passing through on any given day. According to City-Data.com, the city had 17 fatalities from auto accidents during 2014.

The preceding year in 2013 the city had the same number of fatalities. In any given year, the city sees thousands of car accidents so if you have been in a crash you are not alone.

If you have been involved in a car accident, you have suffered a variety of damages. The most common damages include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, future loss of earnings, loss of enjoyment of life, and property damages.

A Winston-Salem personal injury attorney can help you recover your damages through a personal injury claim.

Dangerous Roads in Winston-Salem

While any road can be dangerous, some roads have higher accident statistics than others. Several things can come into play, such as traffic volume, road design, and so forth. Here are some of the more dangerous roads in Winston-Salem:

  • U.S. 421
    U.S. 421 passes near downtown where more than 70,000 cars travel every day. With the higher traffic volume comes a higher number of crashes. The area has a higher number of interchanges and ramps.

  • I-40
    Interstate 40 is considered one of the most dangerous roads in the country. Its section passing by Winston-Salem isn't any safer according to statistics.

Winston-Salem NC Auto Accident Resources

What to Do After a Crash

If you have been in a Winston-Salem motor vehicle accident, you should do everything that you can to protect your rights and preserve any evidence. Here are a few tips regarding what to do after a car accident.

  • Stay on the scene of the accident.
  • Call 911. The police will have to complete a report. If anyone has serious injuries, call an ambulance.
  • Exchange contact information and insurance details with the other driver.
  • Get statements from any witnesses and have them include their names and contact details.
  • Use your smartphone to get photos of the crash.
  • Get checked at the nearest medical facility.
  • Maintain all supporting documentation and evidence.

Winston-Salem Hospitals

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you should seek care at the nearest emergency room. Some injuries are more serious than they appear, so it is always wise to get checked by a medical professional.

Here are some local hospitals:

  • Forsyth Medical Center
    3333 Silas Creek Parkway
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103

  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    1 Medical Center Blvd.
    Winston-Salem, NC 27157

  • Novant Health Medical Park Hospital
    1950 S. Hawthorne Rd.
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Winston-Salem Auto Body Repairs

If you have been in a car accident, you might want to start planning to repair your vehicle. You should take your car to a qualified auto body repair facility to get a written estimate for taking care of the problems and getting it back on the road.

Keep receipts for towing, rental cars, and any repairs that you have done to make your car operable. All these documents can be used for negotiating with the insurance company.

Here are some local auto body repair shops and towing services:

  • Ray's Body Shop and Wrecker Service
    4345 S. Main Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27127

  • Ian's Body Works
    1540 Hanes Mall Blvd.
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103

  • Dean's Robinhood Towing
    3657 Reynolda Road
    Winston-Salem, NC 27106

  • Whiteheart and Son Auto Towing
    3500 Patterson Ave.
    Winston-Salem, NC 27105

The Most Valuable Resource - A Personal Injury Attorney

Your most valuable resource after an auto accident will be a personal injury attorney who will help you file a personal injury claim so you can be compensated for the damages that you suffered as a result of the car crash. Your personal injury attorney will determine which damages you suffered and come up with a fair value for your claim.

There will be no costs out of pocket because a personal injury attorney won't be paid until you get paid. The value of your claim can vary greatly and is dependent upon your injuries and how they will impact you on the long-term.

Schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced Winston-Salem auto accident attorney today.

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