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Getting hurt due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence is as frustrating as it is painful. Now you have to deal with the medical bills, the lost work, the life disruptions, the discomfort, and any long-term consequences. Consider hiring yourself an experienced personal injury lawyer.

What’s the Process for Filing a Charlotte Personal Injury Claim?

That depends on how you were hurt. It’s a good idea to contact a personal injury attorney to get your case moving. Personal injury law encompasses almost any kind of harm or loss you could suffer because of someone else’s negligence or lack of precaution. Car accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and more. Whether you’re looking for a Charlotte dog bite lawyer or a brain injury attorney, we may can help you with your claims process.

You may seek compensation for:

How Do I Pay My Medical Bills While the Case Is Still Open?

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If you suffer an injury in Charlotte, your health insurance, if you have it, should help with medical expenses. Everything else – utilities, car, housing costs, and so on – is your responsibility. Some people take out personal loans. What you really need is for matters to be resolved as quickly as possible for as much as possible. That’s the goal of all our Charlotte personal injury lawyers.

It is also important to know the difference between personal injury claims and personal injury lawsuits. If you suffer a personal injury, you can submit a claim to an insurance company if there is a policy to claim against. This matters because, if you’ve suffered significant injuries and are unable to work, accumulating medical bills can be frightening.

Some insurance companies may seize on that fear and offer a quick settlement, though our experience is that such quick offers are far too low. A Charlotte personal injury attorney may be able to help you deal with medical care providers and can manage negotiations with the insurance company for you.

Personal injury attorneys generally charge in one of two ways: hourly fee or contingency fee. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis,2 meaning there is no out-of-pocket lawyer cost for you. A contingency fee means we are paid a portion of the gross settlement. In other words, we don’t get paid an attorney’s fee unless you get paid.

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Legal representation should not burden you, it should relieve you. By working on a contingency fee, we take the pressure off of you and put it on ourselves to try to get the job done.2 Personal injury cases may take months to resolve – logically after you’ve recovered from your injury – and personal injury lawsuits may take even longer if they are necessary.

This knowledge should empower you to seek an experienced personal injury attorney to represent your best interests. You focus on recovering your health and let us focus on seeking fair compensation for you.

How Often Do Injury Accidents Occur in Charlotte Each Year?

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The Mecklenburg County Health Department has statistics for “unintentional injuries,” which include things like motor vehicle accidents and accidental poisonings. While the 2017-2018 stats do not state an occurrence metric, they do reveal a great deal about the danger of injury in Mecklenburg County:

  • Injury was the leading cause of death for residents of Mecklenburg County from age 1 to age 44, as opposed to illness.
  • The leading cause of Mecklenburg County Emergency Room visits was falls.
  • From 2012-2016, there were 1,456 deaths from unintentional injury in the county, resulting in 33.3 years of life lost per death – meaning these victims are often middle aged or in their primes.
  • Unintentional injury was the 3rd leading cause of death in Mecklenburg County in 2016, but only the 6th leading cause for the state of North Carolina.

If you’ve been injured, contact us as soon as you are able. Our Charlotte personal injury attorneys have helped North Carolina residents fight for justice for more than 25 years.

Why Hire Us as Your Personal Injury Attorney in Charlotte, NC?

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The experienced Charlotte personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin are dedicated to helping clients seek all the compensation they may deserve and strive to do so as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our attorneys have hundreds of combined years of experience in personal injury law. Since 1997, our firm has successfully helped more than 60,000 clients and recovered more than $1.6 billion in total compensation on their behalf. Call us any time at 1-866-900-7078, or contact our Charlotte office for more information.

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