Serious accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and trauma that can jeopardize your future earnings and quality of life. If you are injured due to the unlawful or negligent behavior of another party, filing a personal injury claim enables you to recover your losses.
Besides lost income, you may be facing a wide range of expenses such as the following:
Filing an accident or injury claim Filing and winning a personal injury claim is essential to cover these expenses and get your life back on track. In North Carolina, there is a statute of limitations giving injured individuals only three years to file a personal injury lawsuit; for wrongful death, the limitation is two years.
Personal injury laws also require claimants to prove that the party or parties they are suing were negligent, and that their failure to exercise ordinary care is, in fact, the reason you suffered injuries.
Your personal injuries could have resulted from a myriad of accidents including the following:
Negligent property owners
Drunk or distracted drivers
Exposure to chemicals or toxic spills
Explosions and fires
Your personal injury or accident claim evaluation Presenting a strong, cogent personal injury claim requires organizing a considerable amount of evidence. Our personal injury lawyer will use this evidence to prove that negligence caused the accident.
This documentation can encompass the following:
Photos of conditions at the accident scene
Physical evidence such as bloody clothing or property damage
Hospital bills and medical reports detailing the extent of the injuries
The personal injury claims process also involves negotiating with the attorneys of insurance companies and, if necessary, taking responsible parties to court to get the settlement you need.