Have you been injured and need a Smithfield NC Car Accident Lawyer? If so, The Bishop Law Firm can help with your case! Read on for more information.
Do you need a Smithfield NC Car Accident Lawyer?
The answer to this question depends on several factors. Some things to consider are:
- Was the Car Accident your fault? The first question that needs to be answered regarding your Smithfield NC car accident was whether the accident was your fault? If you received a citation (ticket) for the accident that means that the accident was determined to be your fault. In North Carolina, if you receive a ticket you are not allowed to file suit against the other party. Assuming that the other party was at fault, we will proceed.
- Were you injured in the Smithfield Car Accident? If you were not injured, you do not have a compensable personal injury case. You can also read our post on Personal Injury vs. Property Damage.
- If you are hurt, what medical treatment is needed and who is going to pay for it? Going to the hospital immediately after the accident is the right thing to do BUT continuing to receive medical care for your injuries is the smart thing to do. Ongoing medical treatment documents what kind of health issues you may continue to have from the accident. If you need help trying to recover the cost of your medical expenses from the at-fault party’s insurance company, contacting a lawyer may the best move.
- You missed work, what now? If you are missing work, you need to document the days that you are missing and what the pay for those days would have been. Some days you miss may be paid as overtime days so that needs to be accounted for. A Smithfiled Car Accident Lawyer can help you recover as much of your lost wages as possible. Read our post about Recovering Lost Wages.
If you have been in a Smithfield, NC Car accident, do not feel alone! According to the NC Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2016, there were 2,582 auto crashes and 463 injuries in Smithfield, NC. In 2016 in Johnston County, there were 4,408 crashes and 2,251 injures. That averages to over 6 Smithfield auto accident injuries a day.
If you are having a difficult time with the insurance company or if you want advice on obtaining all compensation you are entitled to under North Carolina law, you should call a Smithfield NC Car Accident Lawyer. The Bishop Law Firm handles Smithfield Car Accident injury cases and we do not get paid unless you win! Call us today at (919) 615-3095.