Life-altering, catastrophic injuries often set victims on a challenging journey to recovery, accompanied by substantial medical expenses and income losses. It’s unfair for you to bear the financial burden of someone else’s negligence. If you’ve experienced a catastrophic injury in Lincolnton, NC, our lawyers can help.
The Lincolnton personal injury attorneys with Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC understand the complexities of catastrophic injury cases and are committed to managing your entire legal process while you focus on healing. Reach out to us today for a complimentary initial consultation, and let us guide you through the path to justice and recovery.
Our Lincolnton Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Can Help With a Variety of Accident Cases
People can suffer catastrophic injuries in a variety of accidents. You deserve to work with a law firm that has experience with your specific type of accident case. At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, our attorneys can help if you suffered any of the following accidents:
- Car accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
We can also help with other types of cases. You can discuss your particular accident during a free consultation.
Types of Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries
Severe accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries, such as limb amputation, permanent disfigurement from severe burns, head injuries causing brain damage, and spinal cord injuries. The aftermath of such injuries often leads to a decline in the victim’s quality of life, impacting their ability to work and interact with others. Treating catastrophic injuries can be costly since victims often require extensive, ongoing care.
You don’t deserve to foot the bill for someone else’s negligence. Our Lincolnton catastrophic injury lawyers can help you seek fair compensation that will allow you to access the care you need.
Along with medical expenses, we can seek awards for the following.
Pain and Suffering
Your physical pain and emotional suffering warrant non-economic damages. Our legal team can help put a monetary value to this loss.
Lost Income and Reduced Earning Capacity
Catastrophic injuries often lead to disabling conditions that affect the way you work or keep you from returning to work at all. We can seek compensation for your lost income and reduced earning capacity if you can no longer earn your pre-injury wages.
We can also seek awards for missed bonuses, benefits, and paid time off.
If you also suffered property damage in your accident, we can also seek awards for this loss. For example, you may require vehicle repairs or replacement. This is something our lawyers can pursue in a claim or lawsuit.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a family member due to a catastrophic injury, we want to help you fight for justice. Though nothing will make up for such a loss, your family doesn’t deserve to struggle financially during this time. You have enough on your plate now; our wrongful death lawyers can handle the legal work for you.
We can determine who in your family, such as the representative of the deceased’s estate, can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Then, we can build a case for compensation for:
- Your loved one’s end-of-life medical care
- Their pain and suffering
- Their income
- Their funeral expenses
An Insurance Claim May Not Cover Your Losses After a Lincolnton Catastrophic Injury
We may begin seeking compensation in your case by filing an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s provider. There is a chance that their policy may not cover your losses, especially if you suffered catastrophic injuries. According to the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the minimum required liability insurance drivers must carry includes:
- $30,000 per person for bodily injury
- $60,000 per accident
- $25,000 for property damage
When we investigate your case, we may determine that taking legal action is the best approach for seeking fair compensation. This does not mean that your case will necessarily have to go to trial, but our attorneys will be prepared to represent you if it does. Some cases settle during litigation, avoiding court fees.
We promise to provide personalized legal care and tailor a strategy to suit your unique situation.
You Have a Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit in a Lincolnton Catastrophic Injury Case
We can help you meet the statute of limitations, which will become relevant if you choose to take legal action in your case. According to G.S. § 1-52, you generally have only three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. G.S. § 1-53 generally gives families two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
When you work with us, we can help you meet this deadline and avoid the court dismissing your case. Still, we have much to do to prepare your case, such as investigating, gathering information, and negotiating with an insurer. The sooner you begin the process, the better we can protect your rights.
Call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC for Help With a Lincolnton Catastrophic Injury Case
You deserve fair financial recovery if someone else’s negligence caused your catastrophic injuries. Our legal team is here to fight for every penny you deserve. We take personal injury cases on contingency, so you don’t have to pay upfront fees to start your case.
Call us today for a free consultation, and we can tell you more about our fee arrangement and how we can help you.