Personal Injury FAQs

General

How much money am I entitled to for my injuries?

There is no set amount. Some of the primary reasons you need a lawyer are to evaluate your case properly and to protect your legal interests. Insurance companies and wrongdoers will not properly evaluate your claim or protect your legal interests, they will do just the opposite. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are familiar with how juries react in similar cases. This gives us guidance in advising you regarding a proper evaluation and fair settlement. The amount of your medical expenses, lost wages, disfigurement, extent of permanent injury, as well as other losses and elements of damage will help the attorney decide what your case is worth.

Who may bring a claim for damages in a personal injury case?

If you are a competent adult, at least 18 years old, and are injured, you must bring the lawsuit in your own name. If you are a minor, under the age of 18, or an incompetent adult, then suit must be brought by either your parents or guardian.

In North Carolina, how long do I have to file a lawsuit?

Generally, you have three years from the date of accident to file suit for personal injuries and two years from the date of death in a wrongful death case. However, the time limit may be longer or shorter under circumstances. Your lawyer will be able to determine which time limit applies to your particular case.

You should contact us immediately.

If I have an accident, do I have to sue the other party to receive a settlement?

No. If either party has liability insurance, and if the insurance company agrees to pay you the full value of your case, you do not have to bring a lawsuit. However, if they are not willing to pay you the full value of your claim, then your lawyer will prepare the necessary documents to file a lawsuit in the appropriate court.

How is my lawyer paid? What if I can’t afford a lawyer?

Unlike many other lawyers, our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. That means the lawyer is paid only if he or she helps collect money for you. If the lawyer is successful, a percentage of the total settlement is retained by the lawyer as a fee.