Personal injury cases are founded on wrongful conduct, whether intentional or unintentional. There are several different ways that a personal injury case can come into being. Torts, negligence, and liability define many elements of the case. The main goal of filing a personal injury case is to receive, usually monetary, compensation for the accident that occurred.
Unfortunately, sometimes there are scenarios where an accident occurs, and all precautionary measures were still taken. Negligence is the main basis for personal injury cases. That means that the defendant was careless. He or she didn’t make sure that the situation in which the accident occurred was free of hazards.
It is essential to reach out for attorney assistance when completing a personal injury case, as there are several documents, materials, and deadlines that must be met for any compensation to be received. It can be extremely stressful to handle all documents, legal jargon, and phone calls alone, which is why there are lawyers specialized and willing to do those things for injured individuals. An attorney that specializes in personal injury law can be extremely beneficial and help relieve you of the stress of navigating the legal issues. Skilled personal injury attorneys handle contacting insurance companies, talking to the adjuster, handling logistics of the case, and being completely honest about the potential outcomes based on individual case assessments.
Compensation is the main motivation for filing a personal injury case. However, rarely will a case lead to some large multi-million dollar resolution. The circumstances that lead to a multi-million dollar case are usually when a person is severely and permanently injured. Examples are a loss of life or limb. In those kinds of cases, no amount of money can make up for what was lost in the accident due to the severity and permanence. Thankfully most accidents do not cause lost limbs or life, thereby making multi-million dollar cases extremely rare.
Negotiating compensation is an ongoing process between attorney and adjustor. There is also an element of patience that goes with these cases. Although most cases won’t last over a year after filing, most cases also don’t end within a month. It takes time to procure medical records, witness statements, the accident story, and inevitably, settle a case.
Necessary legal action should be taken against those who caused harm to another individual. However, there are several different courses of action that can be taken. That’s why it’s important to have a lawyer review the accident, the injury(s), and the possibility to file a claim. King Law’s experienced personal injury lawyers in North Carolina and South Carolina are here to guide you step-by-step. Give us a call at 888-748-5464(KING).