Personal Injury Lawyers in Lenoir County Helping Clients Recover Damages
If you have been injured in an accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Lost wages, medical expenses, and property damage are all items you can seek compensation for after an injury. You deserve to rest and focus on your mental and physical health instead of tracking down guilty parties or negotiating with insurance agents. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is the best way to seek an insurance settlement or a personal injury lawsuit to recover your losses.
At Swindell Law Firm, PC, our team has years of experience in a wide variety of personal injury cases. No matter what the extent of your injuries are, our lawyers are here to help. We believe all of our clients deserve the maximum payout to receive fair and equitable compensation. To learn more information and receive a free consultation, contact us today by calling 252-262-1325.
What Kind of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
There are many different kinds of cases our team can assist you with. Generally, any accident in which you have been injured due to someone else’s actions can be pursued.
Our team has experience in the following personal injury areas:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workers’ compensation claims
- Workplace accidents
- Wrongful death
And more. If you do not see your personal injury case listed above, give us a call today. We are confident that we can assist you no matter what your needs may be.
If your loved one passed away because of a negligent accident, you may be able to pursue compensation on their behalf in a wrongful death case. In your lawsuit, you can claim damages like loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and loss of earning potential. Our team will review your circumstances and advise you about the suitability of a wrongful death case.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
As your personal injury lawyer, a member of our team will start by reviewing all the facts of your case. Doing a deep dive into any evidence, witness statements, and your own personal statement will give our team an idea of how to begin the legal process.
Once we have assessed your case, our team will take the following steps:
- Gathering evidence on your behalf. This can include getting a police report, getting an accident report, taking witness statements, and getting photos and videos of the scene of the accident.
- Negotiating with insurance companies. In some instances, the best way to seek compensation is through the other party’s insurance company. A lawyer on our team can call an insurance agent and negotiate with them to get you a settlement.
- Sending demand letters on your behalf. If the insurance company is unwilling to negotiate, our team can send them a demand letter requesting damages for the injuries caused.
- Preparing for court. If the insurance company is unwilling to provide proper compensation, your case may go to trial. Our team can start by preparing a complaint against the defendant and filing a lawsuit on your behalf.
- Representing you in court. If your case does go to trial, our team will represent you before a judge and present your case. Because we are familiar with the personal injury process, we know how to submit evidence and argue your case in front of a judge.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Generally, the compensation you can receive depends on the nature of your injuries and how the accident took place. However, there are some common things that victims request damages for.
You may be able to seek compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earning potential
- Emotional trauma
- Property damage
If there are other specific damages you would like to seek compensation for, contact our team today. We will review your case and advise you on the best course of action.
Is There a Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims?
Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases. A statute of limitations is a timeline for how long you can wait to file a personal injury claim in court. In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is three years. Because of this statute, you will likely not be able to file a personal injury lawsuit if it has been more than three years since the date of your accident.
There are some exceptions to this statute, however. For instance, the statute for workers’ compensation claims and wrongful death claims are both two years in North Carolina. The statute of limitations for product liability is three years after the injury or 12 years after the purchase of the product. In some instances, a judge will waive the statute of limitations. However, there are very few exceptions to this statute. Because of this, it is essential to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. If you have questions about the statute of limitations, reach out to our office today.
Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Getting into any sort of accident can be a frightening and stressful experience. At Swindell Law Firm, PC, we believe that all injured victims should receive fair compensation for their injuries and pain and suffering. You deserve to focus on your recovery instead of worrying about medical bills or property damage repairs that start to add up.
If you’d like a legal professional to fight for your compensation, contact our office today. Our team has extensive experience representing clients to get settlements from an insurance company or via a lawsuit. For a free consultation, call us today at 252-262-1325.