Personal Injury Lawyer in Fayetteville, NC
Accidents happen – but do they? Often, if you look closely, many accidents are avoidable. They’re often the result of someone’s carelessness or negligence. Car accidents may be caused because the other driver wasn’t paying attention. Dog bites can occur because of careless owners. The list goes on and on.
What isn’t in question is that, when you’re hurt because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. A Fayetteville personal injury lawyer can explain your rights, evaluate your case, and help you understand that the burden of those medical bills and lost wages from missed work may not need to fall on your shoulders.
Why Do I Need to Get Medical Treatment Right Away After an Injury?
Two main reasons:
- You’re injured! Don’t suffer and risk your future health by letting an injury deteriorate. Many injuries can lead to your body overcompensating, which puts stress on other body parts, leading to even more injuries. Seek medical care immediately, or as soon as possible following your injury.
- If you do not seek care, an insurance company may argue that you weren’t injured, and therefore you are not entitled to compensation. Seeking care creates a record of your injury and the steps you’re taking to remedy it.
Under the North Carolina doctrine of contributory negligence, being even 1% at-fault for the accident that caused your injury can bar you from compensation.
However, our Fayetteville personal injury lawyers find that some insurance companies may try to assign fault in order to reduce or eliminate their payouts. We’ve seen those tactics before. We suggest speaking with an attorney before you speak with an insurance company to best protect your claim.
How Can I Get Paid for My Injuries After an Accident?
It depends. In many cases, you’re actually going to be dealing with an insurance company. Having a personal injury attorney in Fayetteville in your corner means being prepared for insurance company tactics, building your case, and understanding what fair compensation may be. Some types of potential damages are:
- Economic Damages – Financial harm you’ve suffered, such as lost wages and medical bills.
- Non-economic Damages – Physical pain and mental anguish are a few examples of non-economic damages.
- Punitive Damages – These are awarded in some cases to punish the harming party for their conduct.
Often, any compensation you receive will come from an insurance policy, depending on the circumstance.
How Many Personal Injury Claims Are Filed in Fayetteville Each Year?
Cumberland County does not appear to keep specific records of the number of personal injury lawsuits argued before its courts. Even if it existed, that number may be misleading anyway: Often, the claim is made and argued with the insurance company, and many personal injury cases never result in a lawsuit!
That said, our Fayetteville personal injury attorneys are willing and able to fight for you in the event that your case does require it to go to court. A strong litigation team can make all the difference. We handle cases including, but not limited to:
- Vehicle accidents
- Dog bites
- Negligent security
- Bicycle injuries
- Injuries to crime victims
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
Why Hire Us as Your Personal Injury Attorney in Fayetteville, NC?
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has been representing clients in North Carolina since 1997. Since then, we’ve represented more than 46,000 people, and recovered more than $1.1 billion in total compensation for them.1
Several of the attorneys in the Personal Injury Department have at least 10 years of legal experience, and several have 15 years or more. The team also has members who formerly worked as defense attorneys for insurance companies, so they have seen the law from both sides.