If you need a Personal Injury Attorney in Cary read on for how The Bishop Law Firm can help you with your case. We offer free case reviews and do not get paid unless you win. Call us today, (919) 615-3095 or start your free case review now.
Do you have a NC Personal Injury Case?
Fault is very important in NC Personal Injury Law. If the victim is even 1% at fault for their injury, they can not recover on a personal injury claim due to their contributory negligence (but see The Last Clear Chance Doctrine). This is unfair for victims, but unfortunately, this is the law in North Carolina.
Have you been injured? If you have not sustained a bodily injury, you do not have a personal injury case. Unfortunately, some types of accidents come with a higher chance of catastrophic injury and death (motorcycle accident and pedestrian accident are examples). But under the wrong circumstances, even a minor accident can cause devastating injuries. Distracted and drunk driving can also leave victims with serious injury.
Have you and/or are you receiving medical treatment for your injury? Without medical treatment documenting your injury, you will not be able to recover on your case. Medical treatment documents the severity of your injuries from the accident. The longer you wait to receive medical treatment, the more difficult it will be to prove that your personal injury caused your bodily injury.
If you were injured while working, you may have a NC Worker’s Compensation claim instead of a personal injury case or you may have both depending on who caused your injury.
What can you be compensated for?
In NC, if you have been injured through no fault of your own by the negligence of another you can recover the costs of your medical expenses, missed time from work and be compensated for your pain and suffering. Punitive damages are rarely awarded. In order for you to recover from NC Personal Injury Litigation, you must file your case in court before the statute of limitations runs out.
Please know that filing a case with the insurance company is not the same as filing a court case. An open claim with the insurance company does not preserve or elongate your statute of limitations. In NC, for most cases, the statute of limitations is three years.
Types of Personal Injury Cases we Handle:
Car Accidents – Why hire an accident attorney after a car crash? Dealing with the insurance company is not simple, straightforward, or quick. It is common knowledge that insurance companies want to pay as little as possible, or preferably nothing at all, and will employ various tactics to delay, frustrate, and minimize your claim. At The Bishop Law Firm, we help our injured clients to understand their rights to compensation under North Carolina law.
Slip and Fall & Premise Liability – Where do slip and fall accidents take place? Slips, trips and falls can occur in any environment, on any surface, and under a multitude of circumstances. Most commonly, slips occur when floors or other walking surfaces become slick due to wet or oily substances. Trips and falls occur most frequently where a floor or walking surface is uneven. For example, an injured person can fall into holes, stumble over depressions in the ground, or trip down uneven stairs.
Pedestrian Accidents – How can a pedestrian accident lawyer help? Gathering necessary documentation, figuring out how much pain & suffering is adequate, obtaining your medical records/future medical needs from your physician, establishing and paying for liens, as well as negotiating with the at-fault driver’s insurance company are all tasks that Pedestrian Accident Lawyer can help you with.
Motorcycle Accidents – How can a motorcycle accident lawyer help? Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyer can help you recover the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, pain & suffering as well as the cost of any future necessary medical treatment while allowing you and your family to focus on your recovery.
Truck Accidents – How can a Truck Accident Lawyer help? Commercial trucking companies often carry multi-million dollar policies to cover accidents, but they will not tell someone without a lawyer what their policy limits are. In fact, by law, insurance companies do not have to reveal their policy limits unless a lawsuit has been filed. In reality, often insurance companies are willing to reveal their insured’s policy limits to an attorney to avoid the attorney’s filing suit just to find out the limits.
Dog Bite/Attack– How can a dog bite injury lawyer help? A personal injury attorney can help you recover the cost of your medical expenses, pain and suffering damages and any damage to your property (including to your dog) from the attack. In addition, you may need help determining if the homeowner’s insurance policy covers the breed of dog that attacked you.
Hospital Negligence – How can a NC hospital negligence injury lawyer help? There is a difference between hospital negligence and just a bad outcome that is no one’s fault. Unfortunately, our bodies do not always respond appropriately to even the most excellent medical treatment and simply because a loved one passes does not mean that they received negligent hospital care. But, no one should be injured because hospitals are allowed to disregard patient care in favor of profit.
Wrongful Death– How can a wrongful death lawyer help? A Wrongful Death Lawyer will be able to help you navigate the stressful and often exhausting process of successfully investigating and bringing a wrongful death case to court, and can provide a jury with guidance on the true cost to society caused by the loss of your loved one.
Do you need a Cary Personal Injury Lawyer?
After filing a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, getting compensated may not go as smoothly as you would like. Adjusters can delay your claim until the statute of limitations has run out or rush to pay claims to avoid paying for all needed medical treatment. Some adjusters will deny liability simply because they hope that you will go away.
If your injuries are severe there is a great chance that your medical treatment is complicated. To ensure that you are compensated for all your accident related injuries (past, present and future), you need a thorough review of your file as well as an opinion from your doctor.
A NC Personal Injury Attorney can help gather all your medical evidence, opinions, medical bills, lost wages, and any other expenses you may have and take all that ammunition to the insurance company with a demand. If the insurance company responds with a offer, you should discuss this offer with your attorney to decide to accept or pursue personal injury litigation.
Having legal representation can help you maximize your personal injury claim recovery. The Bishop Law Firm does not get paid unless we win your case and we offer free case reviews. Call us today, (919) 615-3095.