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Wayne County, and specifically Goldsboro, have a history of high crash rates. As far back as 2006, Wayne County had four of the 28 most dangerous intersections in the state of North Carolina. And 17 of the 20 most accident-prone intersections in Wayne County were in Goldsboro. Improvements have been made since then, but the area always seems to have plenty of accident statistics to report.
If you’re the victim of a car accident injury, you’re not alone. An experienced Goldsboro car accident lawyer can help you.
Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?
Our recommendation depends on the circumstance, and we can broadly boil that down to whether or not the crash caused an injury.
If you’re not injured in the accident, then you’re usually dealing with a property damage claim from the at-fault driver’s insurer. While there are some things to be aware of, including diminished value of your vehicle, the damage is what it is. Straightforward property claims generally do not require an attorney.
If you are injured in the accident, more complications arise. Damage to a vehicle is much simpler, and the costs of repair somewhat predictable. Injuries are more complicated, and medical care costs are anything but predictable. An insurance company may seek to settle such cases quickly, but it is generally unadvisable to accept a quick settlement offer. Consult an experienced Goldsboro attorney before agreeing to any settlement – or cashing any checks – if you’ve been injured.
How Do I Maximize My Potential Car Accident Settlement?
We hear this question often. Generally speaking, the amount you may receive in a car accident injury settlement depends on the damage done to you. This is more than just your injury. Damages might include any of the following, for example:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future medical care costs
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished value of your car
If you are on your feet for a living and break your leg, you can’t do your job and should seek compensation accordingly. Being deprived of the things you enjoy, or being unable to do basic things like sleep due to the pain, may also be considered. You may benefit from someone to advocate for you to get all that you may be owed.
What you should be looking for is fair compensation for the harm that has been done to you. What’s fair is, of course, up for debate.
What Happens If I Reject a Settlement Offer in My Goldsboro Car Accident Case?
By rejecting a settlement offer in your car accident injury case, you’re essentially refusing a contract. Once you refuse an offer, it generally ceases to be an open offer. It’s history! You can’t go back and accept an offer after rejecting it, because your act of rejecting it renders it void. Ergo, it is highly advisable to consult with an attorney before accepting or rejecting any settlement offer.
One of the reasons to hire a car accident lawyer in Goldsboro is to help you understand what is and is not fair based on the facts of the case and the attorney’s experience. We’re confident in our experienced team, so we work on a contingency fee basis,2 meaning we only collect an attorney’s fee if we get a result for you – guaranteed.
If the offer is not a fair one, or we feel strongly that we could seek more on your behalf, we would advise you of those circumstances. If you’re a client, we might suggest you make a counteroffer and craft it on your behalf. This is a rejection of the settlement offer, but in the form of another settlement offer, just from your side of the negotiating table. Ultimately, these decisions are up to you!
How Long Will My Case Take?
That depends on a lot of circumstances unique to your case. In order to know what a fair settlement for your car accident injury may be, we must know its real cost to you. That means all of your medical bills, lost wages, and so on must be totaled out. We cannot know those numbers until you’ve recovered as much as physically possible.
We pride ourselves on seeking as much as possible for our clients, as quickly as possible. However, we don’t want clients to walk away with a settlement that does not cover the costs of their injuries. Many accident victims may settle their cases too soon, before the extent of their injuries or the real cost of treatment is known. This is a mistake, and why we tell clients not to simply accept quick offers.
The truth is, cases can take time, and while the exact length of time varies with every case, we urge patience.
You Can Turn to the Experienced Goldsboro Attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
Our Goldsboro office is ready to serve you! Don’t put up with insurance company pressure tactics, delays, or lowball offers. And don’t risk damaging your case by agreeing to a recorded statement until you consult an attorney!
Since 1997, our firm has helped more than 50,000 clients recover a total of more than $1.2 billion in compensation.1 Don’t hesitate to call us, any time, at 1-866-900-7078 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Tell them you mean business!Text Us
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