If you are currently recovering from a personal injury accident, you may feel unsure of how to start the process of taking legal action. You may also be wondering how to mitigate the financial burden of medical bills, missed work and expensive physical therapy sessions incurred as a result of your injuries.
The first step towards seeking compensation for your injuries is to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney. This gives you an opportunity to get answers to the questions you have about your case, such as:
- How do insurance companies value a personal injury claim?
- What are my potential damages?
- How long do I have to file my personal injury claim?
- What do lawyers charge to handle a personal injury case?
Call King Law at 888-748-KING (5464) to schedule your consultation with a personal injury attorney.
Car, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can change your whole life in an instant. You may find yourself seriously injured, unable to work, and facing thousands of dollars in medical bills because another driver made a mistake or wasn’t paying attention.
If you have been seriously injured in a traffic accident, your next step should be to contact an attorney. They will advise you on the best way to handle the medical treatment, mounting medicals bills, and persistent phone calls from insurance adjusters. The insurance company that you believe is covering your expenses is most concerned with saving their own money.
Working with a personal injury attorney can significantly change how the insurance company views your case. Many major insurance companies purchase software to assist the adjusters in evaluating a bodily injury claim. The most popular type of software used by the majority of the insurance industry is Colossus. Colossus was invented to ensure consistency in how all claims are analyzed. The program considers several factors, however, the most critical elements are:
- The extent of bodily injuries supported by medical records
- Representation by an attorney
A personal injury attorney can also fight for damages that may be undervalued by the insurance companies, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment. Don’t accept a settlement offer without first consulting a personal injury attorney or you risk receiving less than what you deserve.
Losing a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party is a devastating experience. Wrongful death cases are emotionally challenging and legally complex. In North Carolina, if you have lost a family member due to someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim.
A wrongful death claim arises when a person’s death results from the reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party. These cases can be the result of various circumstances, including but not limited to:
- Car Accidents: Just like motor vehicle accidents can lead to personal injuries, they can also result in wrongful death. If your loved one lost their life in a car crash caused by another driver’s negligence, you may have a valid wrongful death claim.
- Medical Malpractice: Negligent medical treatment or errors can lead to tragic consequences. If a healthcare provider’s actions or negligence led to your loved one’s death, you may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
- Workplace Accidents: In some cases, workplace accidents can result in fatal injuries. Employers have a duty to provide safe working conditions, and if negligence on their part led to a fatal accident, you may have a wrongful death claim.
- Product Liability: Defective products can cause fatal accidents or illnesses. If a product’s design or manufacturing defect led to your loved one’s death, you might have grounds for a wrongful death case.
Navigating a wrongful death claim in North Carolina can be exceptionally challenging, especially when faced with insurance companies determined to minimize their liability during this emotionally overwhelming period. King Law’s experienced wrongful death attorneys play a crucial role by conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s passing, collecting the necessary evidence to bolster your claim, establishing liability, and constructing a robust case. Additionally, they assist in calculating the full spectrum of damages, encompassing medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and the intangible pain and suffering. Your attorney takes charge of negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf and, when required, will advocate for your case in court to ensure that you receive equitable compensation.
Having a seasoned and empathetic attorney by your side is vital to safeguard your rights and advocate for justice in honor of your loved one. If you believe you have a wrongful death case in North Carolina, our personal injury attorneys are ready to assist you.
Being attacked by a dog is not only a traumatic experience, but it can also cause significant injury. If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog, contact an attorney immediately to ensure that your rights are protected. You can aid your legal team in building your case by documenting your injury with photographs and journaling your treatment and recovery.
You may be entitled to compensation for the following damages from a dog bite injury:
- Medical bills due to bodily injury
- Surgery costs
- Prescription drug expenses
- Physical therapy appointments
- Loss of Income
- Loss of capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
Our law firm handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that you don’t have to pay out of pocket for legal fees. Our legal fees are paid for out of the compensation you receive your injuries.
If you’ve been seriously injured while using a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation in a product liability lawsuit. The manufacturer, distributor, or retailer may be held responsible when their faulty or unsafe products cause harm to a consumer.
Defective product lawsuits can involve a wide variety of consumer products, including automobiles, appliances, toys, and even prescription drugs. Product liability cases are somewhat unique compared to other personal injury cases. Having a defective product attorney on your side can be an asset when developing your case, gathering evidence, and seeking a financial settlement.
Keep in mind that you may have a limited time to file your claim under state law. Contact a personal injury attorney right away to make sure you preserve your legal right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Slip & Fall
Customers who are injured while visiting a business office, retail store, or other commercial establishments may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit. Many of these cases involve “slip and fall” injuries due to wet floors or other dangerous conditions.
Those who open a place of business are responsible for ensuring that it is clean, dry and free of potential harm to consumers. They may also be required to warn customers of potential hazards. When a business fails to meet this standard, they may be held responsible for a customer’s injuries.
To protect themselves against this liability, many businesses carry insurance. You’ll generally have to file a claim with the insurance company before seeking compensation through a lawsuit. The insurers may attempt to offer you a settlement to quickly get rid of your case.
Before you negotiate a deal with the insurance company, contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your case. You may not realize the full extent of your damages, and you shouldn’t agree to a settlement that doesn’t cover all of your losses.