Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney for Wilson, NC?
For many people, a personal injury never crosses their minds. The daily routine grinds on, and most think nothing of the chaos that’s a moment away. Once you’ve been hurt, that all changes.
In place of routine, there is anxiety, pain, and stress. How will bills get paid? What about medical bills? What about the joy, activities, and plans you’re missing?
That’s why many people turn to an experienced personal injury attorney for Wilson, NC. We can take on the stress, the insurance company, and even the defendant. You take time to heal. Call us any time at 1-866-900-7078 and put us on the case.
What Are the Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Case?
There are a couple of different types of damages injured people can seek. The most basic types of damages are compensatory and punitive.
Compensatory damages are the quantifiable harms and losses you suffer. We can, for example, calculate how much your medical treatment costs, how much work you’ve missed, and so on. We can even quantify the loss of consort, pain and suffering, and emotional harm.
Punitive damages are exactly what they say they are: punishment. A jury may award punitive damages as a message to someone grossly or unrepentantly negligent. And, as they come from a jury, punitive damages only come up if a case goes to trial. Most cases never need to go that far.
Some people aren’t even aware of the amount of damage they may suffer in an injury. What if your injury reappears or lingers over time? What about future medical costs? A Wilson personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for these things and more.
Do Personal Injury Claims Go to Court?
This is a common question – and misperception – among many clients. A “claim” is something you make against an insurance policy. The policy is like a sack of money that can only be used under specific circumstances, such as an injury. You’re “claiming” some or all of that money.
Personal injury claims, therefore, technically have nothing to do with going to court. Lawsuits do. Let’s say you’re injured, and the insurance company or at-fault defendant flatly refuse to pay you, despite your injury. Or they do not offer enough of a settlement from the policy’s coverage to compensate you for your harms and losses, leaving you with big bills to pay. That’s when you may sue them.
At that point, you have a personal injury lawsuit, and lawsuits involve the court. Only a small percentage of personal injury cases ever end up in court, but it does happen. In that case, you want a Wilson injury attorney who is part of a team with litigation experience.
How Long Does a Claim Take?
To seek all the compensation you may deserve, your Wilson personal injury lawyer needs to know the full extent of the harms and losses you’ve suffered. Until your injury has healed, it’s hard to understand what your medical needs and bills may be.
What if your injury doesn’t – or cannot – completely heal? We would not want to settle your case too soon, or you may be left paying extra medical bills for the rest of your life when you should have sought and hopefully received compensation to help offset those costs.
That’s why a personal injury claim takes as long as is needed. Our personal injury attorneys for Wilson seek as much as possible as quickly as possible, but you’ll need to have patience as you seek maximum compensation.
Personal injury settlement for a young boy who was injured in an accident on private property.1
What Is a Good Settlement Offer?
There’s no dollar figure since every case is different. A settlement offer that justly compensates you for all of the harms and losses you’ve suffered is fair. Sometimes, some insurance companies will make you an offer quickly, before you’ve healed and, in some cases, before the extent of your injury is truly known. Those are probably not “good” – the quick cash is tempting, but it’s rarely enough to cover you.
Another way of thinking about a settlement is in terms of justice. The compensation you receive from a settlement is the way justice is served in a non-criminal case. Therefore, a good settlement offer is “just” when it compensates you fairly for everything you’ve lost and suffered as a result of the injury.
Why Should I Hire a Wilson Personal Injury Lawyer?
There are a few excellent reasons you should consider hiring an attorney to represent you in your personal injury case.
- Experience – A Wilson personal injury lawyer will understand the insurance company’s tactics and the law. We can navigate the legal hurdles and negotiate on equal terms with the insurance company to seek maximum compensation.
- Resources – Our team will try to leave no stone unturned as we seek possible avenues of compensation for you. In some cases, multiple insurance policies may apply. We know how to try to find them. We have investigators who gather evidence. We can even hire expert witnesses if needed.
- Representation – We handle the details, first of all. You don’t have to worry or stress about your case, what to do next, legal deadlines, or similar hurdles. We handle it. Furthermore, if your case needs to go to court, we have the litigation experience to carry the fight as far as necessary.
- Value – There’s no out-of-pocket cost to hire an attorney. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning our attorney’s fee is a portion of anything we’re able to win for you.2 That motivates us to seek maximum value on your behalf, and as quickly as possible. There is no hourly retainer, and we do not collect an attorney’s fee unless we collect for you.
Contact an Experienced Legal Team Today
If you’re looking for a personal injury attorney for Wilson, NC, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin can help. Our team of attorneys and supporting staff have the experience, resources, and drive to assist you and fight for your best interests.
Call us any time, day or night, at 1-866-900-7078 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. An attorney evaluates every case, and if we believe we can help you, we’ll tell you. You can also schedule a face-to-face meeting at our Wilson office location. You don’t have to go it alone. The insurance company is not your friend. Don’t hesitate. Tell them you mean business.Text Us
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