If you have been injured in an accident in North Carolina, you may be wondering whether you can recover financial damages for your injury.
There are two primary ways that you can recover financial compensation after an accident:
1) You may file an insurance claim with either the at-fault parties insurance company or your own insurance company, depending on the circumstances, or
2) You may file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver who hit you, and/or your own insurance company.
At The Hart Law Firm, we believe strongly in providing you with as much information as we can so that you can educate yourself about the personal injury process in general and what you might expect when filing your claim. We believe that an informed and empowered consumer is the best client.
If after reading through the information on this website, you still have questions that you need answered and would like to talk to an attorney, please feel free to reach out to us at (919) 460-5422 or fill our our online contact form.
Everything in this online guide was designed to help injury victims obtain compensation for their injuries provided that they were in an accident in the State of North Carolina. You may have been hurt in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or in any other type of serious accident. Regardless of what type of accident you may have been in, the information provided on this site will help you to better understand the initial steps you must take to receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Step 1: Evaluate Your Case
Step 2: Gather Your Evidence
Step 3: Establish Liability
Step 4: Calculate Your Damages
Step 5: Negotiate a Settlement
How to Identify and Respond to Bad Faith
Step 6: Accept or Reject the Offer
How a Personal Injury Settlement is Taxed
We strongly recommend that you take some time to carefully review all the information contained in this section of our website. It will help you to initiate your personal injury claim and start to negotiate a settlement that will make you whole.
In many cases, you will be able to negotiate a fair and adequate personal injury settlement on your own, without hiring a lawyer. However, understand that there a many pitfalls in pursuing a claim for personal injury damages and the insurance adjusters have lots of tricks that they will use to minimize the value of your claim. So in certain situations, it may be better for you to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you obtain the highest possible amount of compensation for your injuries.
And it goes without saying that if you were in a serious accident and suffered significant and serious injuries, then you will need to hire a personal injury lawyer who can properly present your claim to the insurance adjuster or even file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
Complex Case? You May Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer to Help You
If you have any questions about the process of obtaining compensation for your injuries after you or a loved one have been in an accident, we recommend that you contact a personal injury lawyer right away. At The Hart Law Firm, we offer a free, no obligation consultation to potential clients.
You have nothing to lose by reaching out to an attorney to get your questions answered and learn about your rights and responsibilities in the wake of a serious accident.
Having a personal injury lawyer at your side will give you the peace of mind you need knowing that a professional is fighting for you to get the compensation you deserve (and are legally entitled to).