Do you need a Durham NC Personal Injury Lawyer? If so, The Bishop Law Firm can help. We represent personal injury clients in Durham, NC and surrounding areas. Read on for how we can help you.
North Carolina Personal Injury Law
North Carolina is a Contributory Negligence state. This means that you must not be at fault to recover for your personal injury. There are also time limits (See also Statute of Limitations) on how long you have to file a case. The time limits are different for different types of personal injury cases, but, in general, you have three (3) years from the date of the accident. You must also file suit in the county of accident.
Types of Durham Personal Injury Cases We Handle
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian vs. Auto Accidents
- Dog Bite Cases
- Wrongful Death Cases
- Work Injury Cases
- Premise Liability Cases
- Hospital Malpractice Cases
*Call us at (919) 615-3095 if your case type is not listed to see if we can help.*
What can you recover?
Medical Expenses, Lost Wages and Pain & Suffering are some of the types of recovery that you can receive from your personal injury case. According to NC Law, the at-fault party is responsible for compensating you for your accident-related medical treatment. If you miss time from work, the at-fault party should also pay for your time. How do you measure pain & suffering? Having an experienced Durham NC Personal Injury Lawyer can help you with this.
Settle or Go to Trial?
If the at-fault party or their insurance carrier is not willing to cover all your expenses and compensate you for pain & suffering, should you still accept the settlement offer? What about future medical expenses related to the injury? There are no easy answers to these questions. If you were injured in Durham, NC, your case will be heard in Durham County Superior Court. Do you know the average Durham jury award in a case like yours? Is this number higher or lower than your settlement offer? What are the chances of losing at trial? Is your attorney willing to go to trial if the insurance offer is unfair? These questions should be discussed with your Durham NC Personal Injury Lawyer before any settlement offer is accepted.
At The Bishop Law Firm, Attorney Shannon Williamson knows the strategies insurance companies and defense attorneys use because she has represented clients as a plaintiff’s attorney and is a former personal injury defense attorney, as well. Attorney Williamson also has seen instances in which attorneys take settlement offers that are much less than what the client should receive all for the “sake of not going to trial”. At The Bishop Law Firm, we believe that decisions to settle or go to trial should be made on a case-by-case basis.
Do you really need a Durham NC Personal Injury Lawyer?
A Durham NC Personal Injury Lawyer can help you attain the most recovery for your case under North Carolina law. Do not expect the at-fault party, insurance company or lawyer to inform you of all the recovery you are entitled to. It will be their goal to pay you as little (preferably nothing) as possible. The Bishop Law Firm does not get paid unless we win your case AND we are only paid a percentage of the amount your recover. This means that we are motivated to help you attain the highest recovery possible. Call us today for a free case evaluation at (919) 615-3095!