If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in Shelby, we can help you file an insurance claim or lawsuit for financial compensation. A personal injury lawsuit can help you receive compensation for your accident-related medical care, income loss, and pain and suffering. We can also help you seek compensation to repair or replace your damaged vehicle.
When our team helps you seek compensation in Shelby, a car accident lawyer will guide you through the steps for assigning liability to the at-fault driver, valuing your lawsuit, and proving your right to compensation. We also handle all insurance forms, guide you through the entire personal injury process from start to finish, and ensure compliance with the state’s statute of limitations.
How We Build a Strong Case for Financial Compensation
When our team represents you, our goal is to fill your case file with evidence of the at-fault driver’s negligence and financial responsibility. We start by proving:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
- How the liable party’s actions caused the accident
- You suffered damages
To prove these components of negligence, we aim to build a strong case file based on your recollections, witness testimonies, and the evidence we collect. We will also provide you with regular updates on the progress of your case. Our goal is to negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf. If necessary, we will also represent you in court.
Your Car Accident Report is Key
Per GS §20-166.1, a report is required after a car accident. As soon as yours is processed and ready, we can obtain a copy for your case file. From your car accident report, we pull the following details to help strengthen your claim or lawsuit:
- Accident location, date, and time
- Driver, insurer, and witness contact information
- Vehicle description and identifying details
- Accident sequence, speed, and narrative
- Potential distractions or other contributing factors
Your car accident report is a key piece of evidence, so our team will obtain this document. We will also help you compile the additional evidence you need to prove the at-fault driver owes you financial compensation.
Your Medical Records Tell the Story of Your Injuries
The car accident lawyer who represents you in Shelby will help you compile and organize the abundance of medical records and bills that typically follow a car accident. The compilation of your medical records helps us define the cost of your:
- Emergency medical care
- Follow-up medical care
- Future medical treatments
- Assistive medical devices
Our client support team can help you gather these records and use them to value your damages, both current and future. You do not want to be left paying for ongoing accident-related medical care after the case is resolved.
Supportive Photos and Videos
Your car accident report might contain photos of the accident scene, while photos of your car can help establish points of impact. In addition to these, the evidence file we build may also contain:
- Photos of your injuries
- Smartphone photos and videos
- Surveillance and dashcam footage
Photos can tell the story of an accident. If you or any passengers in your car have additional photos or evidence, we can add it to the case to support your right to financial compensation.
You are Entitled to Financial Compensation for an At-Fault Driver’s Negligence
Knowing and proving the recoverable damages you are entitled to after a car accident can be challenging. Our case evaluation team can help establish your right to the following types of recoverable damages:
- Known and anticipated medical bills
- Known and anticipated loss of income
- Property damage or destruction
- Physical disfigurement or disability
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Funeral and burial expenses, where applicable
Our team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, wants to ensure your lawsuit receives a thorough and accurate valuation. We can help amass medical bills from every medical professional in each facility where you received treatment. On your own, this task can be daunting. While you cope with getting better, we can build a solid case for you.
Fight for Your Recoverable Damages Immediately
Your lawsuit for financial compensation has a time limit, commonly known as the statute of limitations. North Carolina law dictates the amount of time you have to file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Accordingly, you generally have:
- Three years to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to GS §1-52
- Two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to GS §1-53
Filing your lawsuit according to the appropriate timeline is vital. Failure to comply could mean you give up your ability to legally compel the at-fault driver to compensate you. When you involve our team right away, we work hard to meet this filing deadline.
Prompt Involvement Helps Us Investigate Your Lawsuit
The sooner you contact a team member after an accident, the more time we have to thoroughly investigate its cause. With sufficient time, we can:
- Investigate and photograph the accident scene
- Find and interview accident witnesses
- Locate residential and business surveillance videos
Early involvement also gives us time to prove the costs of the accident. That means our team has time to:
- Compile bills and estimates from all relevant sources
- Have your vehicle thoroughly inspected
- Calculate the costs of your non-economic damages
The more time our team has to build a supportive case file on your behalf, the better we are able to organize the evidence and present it to the at-fault party and their representatives. A solid evidence file can help drive settlement negotiations in your favor and resolve your case without a lengthy trial.
Get Help from a Car Accident Lawyer
After a car accident in Shelby, you do not have to fight for financial compensation on your own. Contact a Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, team member by calling today for immediate help. Your complimentary case assessment awaits.