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Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078
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Whether you’re visiting one of Rocky Mount’s many parks, heading to the Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences, or just handling your day-to-day business, you could get injured through no fault of your own. All it requires is for one person or entity to act negligently or fail to act.
Dealing with an injury is hard enough without the hassle and stress of dealing with an insurance company who does not represent your best interests. That’s why you should consider hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer serving Rocky Mount.
Call 1-866-900-7078 any time for a free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation.
Should I Take a Settlement for My Personal Injury in Rocky Mount?
Whether or not you should accept a settlement for your injury depends on the terms of the settlement. There are three things you need to understand before you accept any settlement offer.
1. Don’t Cave to Pressure
If an insurance company is moving quickly and pressuring you, it’s probably not a good settlement offer. The insurance company wants your case off its books. A “quick cash” settlement is often not sufficient to truly cover the harms and losses you’ll suffer as a result of your injury.
2. Make Sure It Covers Everything
A fair settlement should consider possible past, present, and future compensation for you: the bills you already have, the bills you’re getting now, and the bills you’ll get in the future. What about the time you’ve missed from work? The deductible from your health insurance? Out-of-pocket costs? The life you can’t enjoy because of the injury? You can and should seek compensation for all of those things.
3. Once You Cash the Check, You Can’t Get More Later
Once you accept a settlement, your case is pretty much over. If you get a check in the mail from the insurance company and you cash it, you’ve likely just settled for whatever that check was worth. We’ve seen people make this mistake. They’re left holding the bag, and paying thousands of dollars for an injury that wasn’t their fault.
Personal injury settlement for a young boy who was injured in an accident on private property.1
What Types of Damages Could I Seek for My Personal Injury?
As attorneys, we look at the big picture when we’re handling your case. Who is involved? What insurance policy or policies are involved? What injury did you suffer, what treatment do you need, and how long will it take to recover?
If you’re injured in Rocky Mount, here’s a list of damages you may be entitled to if you were hurt by someone else’s negligence or recklessness:
How Long Do I Have to File with a Personal Injury Attorney for Rocky Mount?
You must file your claim within three years of the date of your injury in most cases, but there are some exceptions. However, it is highly recommended to file your case as quickly as possible for a few reasons.
- Bills for your medical treatment are going to arrive quickly. The catch-22 of a personal injury is that it’s hard to pay medical bills without a settlement, and it’s hard to know what a settlement should be without having all of the medical bills once treatment is complete. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you, and may even be able to have your medical care providers treat you on a lien.
- Evidence may not be permanent and witnesses become harder to find over time. The strength of your case may hinge on the strength of the evidence. The sooner we can get to that evidence, the better.
- The longer you wait, the more likely an insurance company will doubt the seriousness of your injury. And what if you suffer another injury in the intervening time? Maybe you hurt your knee shooting hoops. The longer you wait to make a claim, the harder it may be to prove your injury.
Why Hire a Rocky Mount Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin?
Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys tries to leave no stone unturned. From negotiation to mediation, to settlement or litigation, our lawyers have more than 850 combined years of legal experience.
That experience comes with no out-of-pocket costs, because we work on a contingency fee basis. We do not collect an attorney’s fee unless we collect for you, guaranteed.2
Since 1997, we’ve helped more than 60,000 clients recover a total of more than $1.6 billion in total compensation.1 Call us, right now, at 1-866-900-7078 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. If you would prefer, you can schedule an appointment at our Rocky Mount office location to get started. Don’t hesitate! Tell them you mean business!Text Us
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