Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
How a North Carolina personal injury lawyer may be able to help
When selecting a North Carolina legal team, experience matters. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has helped tens of thousands of people in its history. Call us today for a free case review and conversation about your potential claim. Your case is important. Allow us to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
Specific ways experienced attorneys can help with accident claims include:
Know-how — Experienced attorneys can help communicate with medical experts, interpret medical documents and — if necessary — communicate the findings to lay people in a language they can understand.
Investigation Skills — Qualified attorneys often understand the actions needed to gather and preserve critical evidence. In truck accidents, for example, documents such as log books, which should be retained for months or years, are frequently destroyed within just a few days of a collision. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin may use accident reconstruction experts who may be able to reconstruct the scene of an accident, as well as gather and preserve critical pieces of evidence. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has several investigators statewide. Several of these investigators are bilingual in English and Spanish who are ready to assist with your claim.
Legal Oversight — There can be a lot of paperwork involved in a personal injury claim. Qualified attorneys can help ensure that all rules and processes are followed, and that no paperwork is overlooked or deadlines are missed.
Understanding of Special Circumstances — If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may have to recover damages from your own insurance company through your policy's uninsured motorist (UM) coverage or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. A personal injury attorney can help you navigate through this situation.
Proving Negligence — An experienced attorney might be able to illustrate who was at fault for the accident or injury. This is particularly important in a contributory negligence state such as North Carolina.
Dealing with Insurers — In our experience insurance companies often pressure victims to accept a quick payout. Experienced attorneys understand these pressures and are not affected by them. They can often tell whether an insurance company is acting in good faith, or just protecting its own interests.
Handling Cases — Often a client can get satisfactory results while avoiding a potentially lengthy jury trial through such strategies as mediation or pre-litigation settlement. An experienced lawyer can advise you on the best course of action to take for your particular case. The attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin have experience with mediation and pre-litigation settlement. We also have an experienced Litigation Team that is not afraid to go to court if that is the best, or only way, to resolve your case.