Do you need a Personal Injury Lawyer? If so, The Bishop Law Firm can help. We represent personal injury clients in Roanoke Rapids (Halifax County), North Carolina and surrounding areas. Read on for cases we handle and how we can help you. Call us today for a free case review, (919) 615-3095.

Do you have a NC Personal Injury case?

Under NC Personal Injury Law, in order for a accident victim to recover, they can not be at fault (even 1%) for their injury. If the victim is at fault they are barred from recovery by their contributory negligence (but see Last Clear Chance Doctrine). Fault can be difficult to determine in certain types of personal injury cases, but for car accidents, the driver who receives a ticket is at fault and can not recover.

What can you recover from a North Carolina Personal Injury claim?

Medical Expenses, Lost Wages, and Pain & Suffering are some of the types of compensation that you can receive from your personal injury. 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, including payment for time that would have been paid as overtime.

The amount of Pain & Suffering owed to a victim can be difficult to calculate. It would logically follow that the greater the medical expenses, the greater the pain & suffering, but this is not always true. Having an NC Personal Injury Lawyer can help you with valuing pain & suffering as well as negotiating the best terms for your accident claim.

If you are injured while you are working (for example, in a car accident), you may also have a NC Workers’ Compensation case. If you foresee that you are going to be out of work for a year or more due to your injury, you may need to speak with a disability attorney about a Social Security Disability case.

The Bishop Law Firm handles Social Security Disability, Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation cases for our Roanoke Rapids area clients.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

  1. Car Accident
  2. Truck Accident
  3. Motorcycle Accident
  4. Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident
  5. Dog Bite/Attack Cases
  6. Wrongful Death Case
  7. Workers’ Compensation cases (work injury)
  8. Premise Liability Cases (slip and fall) 
  9. Hospital Negligence Cases *

*Call us at (919) 615-3095 if your injury case type is not listed to see if we can help.

Next Steps After Your Injury

Give us a call at (919) 615-3095 for your free case review! We need to know some things from you to get started:

  1. Date of the accident and if you have a copy of the accident report
  2. How and where the accident happened
  3. Hospital visits and any subsequent medical treatment
  4. Name of the at-fault party and their insurance company
  5. Your employer’s name, job title, etc.
  6. If you have health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid
  7. You need to take photos of your injuries, vehicle, passenger’s injuries and the accident scene (if possible).
  8. Continue to receive medical treatment for your injuries, if necessary, and follow all medical advice!
  9. If you are missing work, write down the days you are missing and how much your pay was on those days. You should keep your employer informed about your serious injury and why you are missing work.
  10. AVOID SOCIAL MEDIA

Do you need a Personal Injury Lawyer Roanoke Rapids, NC?

Having a NC Personal Injury Lawyer can help ensure that you receive the most compensation for you or your loved one’s case. Unfortunately, some insurance companies will deny liability or refuse to pay for certain medical treatment even when their insured is clearly at fault.

Adjusters can use your situation against you to pay as little as possible for your Personal Injury Claim. Insurance companies make money by collecting premiums, not by paying claims. A lawyer can gather all your medical evidence, bills, lost wages and supporting documents to include in a demand to the insurance company.

If the insurance denies liability or will not offer a serious settlement, seeking legal advice from a lawyer about whether to pursue a personal injury lawsuit may be your only way to recover.

For accident victims with severe injuries, future medical treatment and financial losses should be taken into consideration before settlement. If all your expenses, past, present and future, are not included in your compensation you could find yourself paying for expenses in the future with no way to recover.

Our firm is a contingency fee law firm which means that we do not get paid unless we win your case. We are paid a percentage of your recovery, so it is in our best interest to get you the highest recovery possible. Can the at-fault insurance company say the same?

Call us today for a free personal injury case review, (919) 615-3095. We look forward to working with you!