Do you need a Personal Injury Lawyer Greenville, NC? If so, The Bishop Law Firm can help. We represent personal injury clients in Greenville (Pitt County) and surrounding areas. Read on for the injury cases we handle and how we can help you. Call us today for a free case evaluation, (919) 615-3095 or start your free case review now.
What can you recover from a Greenville, NC Personal Injury claim?
Under North Carolina Personal Injury Law, if you have been injured through no fault of your own you can recover your accident-related medical bills, lost wages, and pain & suffering from the at-fault party.
Fault can be difficult to ascertain in certain cases. In auto accidents, the driver who received a ticket (citation) is at-fault, but not all at-fault drivers receive tickets. You can try to find a copy of your accident report through Greenville Police Department or the NC Department of Public Safety.
In addition, in dog attack, hospital negligence, slip and fall or wrongful death cases, the question of fault can only be answered by a thorough examination of the circumstances.
Medical expenses include bills for medical treatment, medical devices, physical therapy, and mileage, etc. An insurance company can and will dispute medical treatment if they think it is not necessary for or related to your accident injuries. This especially holds true if you have pre-existing conditions.
Missed time from work needs to be verified by your employer. Keeping your employer informed about your accident and any serious injuries sustained will help you establish a claim for lost wage compensation.
Pain & suffering can be difficult to quantify. It naturally follows that the more expensive your medical treatment, the more pain & suffering compensation you should receive but that is not always true. Pain and suffering attempts to compensate the victim for the mental anguish that they experienced due to the at-fault party’s negligence. The insurance company will want to pay as little pain & suffering as possible (which means nothing).
If you were hurt while working you may have a NC Workers’ Compensation case in addition to a Personal Injury Case. In addition, if your personal injury is expected to keep you out of work for a year or more, you should consider filing a claim for Social Security Disability. The Bishop Law Firm handles Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases in Greenville, NC.
Types of Greenville Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Car Accident – Why hire a car wreck 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 fair compensation under the NC legal process.
Slip and Fall – 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 Accident– How can a pedestrian accidentlawyer help? Gathering necessary documentation, figuring out how much pain & suffering is adequate, obtaining your medical records/future medical needs from your physician, establishing & paying for liens, as well as negotiating with the at-fault driver’s insurance company are all tasks that Pedestrian AccidentLawyer can help you with.
Motorcycle Accident – How can a motorcycle accidentlawyer help? Our Motorcycle AccidentLawyer can help you recover the cost of your medical bills, 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 Accident – How can a Truck AccidentLawyer 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 injurylawyer 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 injurylawyer 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 deathlawyer help? A Wrongful DeathLawyer 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 beloved family member.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
How is fault determined in a car accident in NC? Usually, the law enforcement officer will make an initial determination as to who is at fault in a car accident. Even if the police officer does not issue a citation, the narrative can be used on the accident report to determine fault. If neither of the above are helpful, the insurance adjuster may decide fault.
What is pain and suffering in NC Car Accidents? In NC, pain & suffering attempts to compensate the victim for the physical pain and mental suffering that the victim had to endure due to the injury they have sustained. If you break your leg, you will experience not only physical pain but also mental and emotional distress. Unfortunately, injuries can leave us with scars that affect our self-esteem. Also read Pain and Suffering in NC Personal Injury Cases
What is the statute of limitations on a car accident in NC? NC car accident injuries have a three year statute of limitations.
What is the penalty for hit and run in NC? Failure to stop in the event of a crash (N.C. Gen Statute 20-166) can result in a Class 1 Misdemeanor up to a Class F Felony depending on the circumstances.
How long do you have to file an insurance claim after an accident in NC? In NC, there is a three year statute of limitations on car accidents. An injured victim needs to file a claim as soon as possible after the accident.
Do you need Greenville Personal Injury Lawyers?
Greenville Personal Injury Attorneys can help gather witness statements, medical bills & records, and calculate your financial and non-financial losses (including pain & suffering) to include in a demand to the property owners or insurance adjuster.
This demand should include all of your damages, including past, present, and future losses from your personal injury.
If all your expenses are not included in your demand, you could find yourself with medical bills later and no way to pay for them. You will be paying for someone else’s negligence twice.
Some adjusters try delay-tactics until the statute of limitations run out, while others rush to pay claims to avoid paying for more medical care that a victim may need. Seeking legal advice about when to settle is just as important as how much to settle for. The question of whether to accept an insurance adjuster’s offer or pursue personal injurycivil litigation should be discussed with an experienced attorney to determine which will produce a higher settlement in your injury claim.
Most importantly, hiring a Personal Injury Attorney can allow you to focus on your serious injuries instead of negotiating with the adjuster.
The Bishop Law Firm represents personal injury clients in Greenville and surrounding areas of NC. We do not get paid unless you win. If you need a Greenville Personal Injury Lawyer, call us for a free case review, (919) 615-3095 or start online now.