Personal Injury Lawyer in Raleigh, NC
Accidents happen, and people get hurt. But is it an accident when someone else’s negligence causes the injury? Perhaps. But if that’s the case and the accident results in an injury, you should seek to hold the negligent person responsible. If you have been hurt by the negligence of another, it may be time to talk to a lawyer to discuss whether you have a personal injury case. Contact the Raleigh office of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin to discuss your options.
If you look at a map of Raleigh, you will notice that our office is conveniently located close to REX Hospital. However, we are proud to serve all of Raleigh’s residents. So whether you are from Southeast Raleigh, Historic Oakwood, Cameron Park, Walnut Creek, North Raleigh, or anywhere around, contact us if you want to discuss your potential personal injury claim.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
To determine if your case has value and how much it may be worth, a personal injury lawyer in Raleigh, NC can consider the specifics of your claim, such as:
- Details of the accident – the who, what, where, when, why, and how
- Injuries suffered
- Medical expenses incurred
- Medical treatment needed
- Lost wages
- Insurance coverage available
- Pain and suffering
- Aggravating circumstances (such as conduct of the defendant)
These specifics should help build an overall picture of what the potential value of your personal injury case may be.
Whether you were injured in a car accident or boating accident, bitten by a dog, hurt as a result of medical malpractice, injured on the job, or suffered any other injury due to negligence, the Raleigh personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin can fight for your rights and guide you on next steps. Call 1-866-900-7078 for a free and confidential case evaluation today.
How Long Do Personal Injury Cases Take?
It depends. Final decisions on personal injury cases depend on a variety of factors. Are there questions about the negligence of the at-fault party? Is there a dispute about what the actual damages are? Is the insurance company questioning the seriousness of your injuries? Is there ongoing medical treatment?
Each case has its own timeline. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we consult with our clients to understand their personal timing concerns, and we work hard to try and resolve cases as quickly as possible.
Note: Even if you want to just close this chapter and be done with your case, you may not want to accept the first settlement offer that the insurance company offers you. Sometimes the motivation behind a quick offer can be hiding the fact that the accident victim appears to have a strong claim with the potential for a larger settlement. Work with a Raleigh personal injury attorney to review any insurance offers.
How Do I Make Up for Lost Wages Until I Get My Potential Settlement?
After a personal injury, you may not be able to return to work for a while, and part of your personal injury case may include reimbursement for lost wages. However, you will not receive any lost wage reimbursement unless you and the negligent party can agree to a settlement. Since your bills still need to be paid, here are a few potential income sources to consider for this in-between time:
- Do you have short-term or long-term disability insurance?
- Do you have an accident disability insurance or accident insurance?
- Do you have savings?
- Do you have family or friends who can loan you the funds?
These are often better options than settling your case prematurely and below value.
What Are the Top Ranked Hospitals in Raleigh?
Raleigh is home to two of the largest hospitals in the Research Triangle: WakeMed Health and Hospitals-Raleigh Campus and UNC REX Healthcare. Both hospitals were ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the top 5 best hospitals in the Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area.
WakeMed Health and Hospitals-Raleigh Campus Named a Top Cardiovascular Hospital
WakeMed Health and Hospitals-Raleigh Campus was named one of the nation’s “50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals” by IBM Watson HealthTM and Fortune. In addition to its Comprehensive Heart Center, WakeMed has a Brain & Spine Center, Children’s Hospital and ER, Critical Care Center and many other health care service centers.
WakeMed Health and Hospitals-Raleigh Campus is located at 3000 New Bern Avenue in Raleigh.
UNC REX Healthcare Recognized as “Top Hospital”
UNC REX Healthcare was named one of the nation’s “Top Hospitals” for 2020 by The Leapfrog Group, an achievement based on very high standards for health care quality and safety. Of the 2200 hospitals under consideration, REX was one of 105 selected for the distinction and was selected as one of 48 hospitals in the “Teaching Hospital” category. UNC REX was also included in the nation’s “50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals” list by IBM Watson HealthTM and Fortune.
UNC REX Healthcare is located at 4420 Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh, NC.
Why Hire Us as Your Personal Injury Lawyer in Raleigh, NC?
The Raleigh personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin fight hard for our clients’ rights. Did you know that North Carolina follows the contributory negligence rule? This means that if the insurance company can prove that you contributed in any way to the accident in which you were injured (even just 1%), they may be able to use this against you to try and deny your claim. Our lawyers strive to help you avoid contributory negligence and build a strong case.
We work hard to try to keep you from footing the bill for your injuries and lost wages due to another’s negligence. And we don’t want you paying upfront for our services – so our attorneys work on a contingency fee.2 Simply put, we get paid a fixed percentage of the total recovery, so we don’t get paid an attorney’s fee unless you get paid.
We have helped more than 46,000 clients since 1997.1 Let us help you.