If you were harmed in an accident that could have been prevented had another party taken better precautions, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. People who suffered severe injuries and damages have legal options to pursue compensation, which can help them financially recover from their accident or another harmful event.
Our personal injury team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, helps people like you build cases using available resources. If you live in Hickory, North Carolina, our team serving that area can have a personal injury lawyer begin working on your case. Have more questions? We also offer free initial consultations.
We Can Review Your Case in Hickory to Identify Compensatory Damages
From the moment you decide to work with our team, we can start taking steps to understand the basics of your case, meaning we want to know:
- How were you injured?
- How much in damages has accrued since the injury?
- Will these injuries cause future damages?
- Who can we hold accountable for your injuries and damages?
Answering these questions will likely require a private investigation done by our team so that we get enough information to understand the full scope of your case.
Investigating Your Case
When building the case, we will request any information or evidence you already have, which might involve important documents, incident or accident reports, photos and videos, or contact information of involved parties (including witnesses).
However, we can retrieve such evidence on your behalf if you were not able to due to the injuries. Our team will also keep you updated as we gather more information about the case.
Calculating the Damages
While investigating the case, our team may also begin assessing the extent of your damages. Certain damages may already have a financial value attached to them, while others need to be given values. Our team can discuss this process as we account for your damages.
You may be able to receive compensation for the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses
- Emotional anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Current and future loss of income
- Reduced earning potential
- Permanent disability or loss of bodily function
- Psychological trauma
- Physical disfigurement
We may also include other damages not listed here in a demand letter for compensation. Each case is unique, so if your injuries affected other aspects of your life, let us know.
Identifying the Liable Party or Parties
Once we configure the damages, our team can then send a notice to the party you intend to sue or file a claim against. We can identify this party during our investigation.
While an at-fault party might be listed in an accident report, our team might discover upon investigation other parties that are partially liable for your injuries. This can happen if the at-fault party was an employee who was working at the time of the accident or if another factor contributed to the cause, such as a mechanical malfunction.
Should your case involve more than one liable party, we might suggest filing multiple claims or lawsuits.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Hickory, call 828.286.3866
Our Personal Injury Team Provides Other Services to Help Your Case Move Forward
Building a personal injury case involves multiple minute but important legal tasks. As such, working with an attorney can be beneficial if you are overwhelmed with personal matters or still recovering from the injuries.
A personal injury lawyer from our team can serve you in Hickory and lead the case as you pursue compensation. Alongside them, our team can also perform the following tasks:
- Fill out paperwork and submit it when necessary
- Communicate with other parties involved in the case, such as sending notices to the parties you intend to sue or responding to requests for statements
- Review settlement offers you receive during the negotiation stage
- Advise you as legal decisions need to be made
Should the case end up in court, our legal team can also represent you at trial and fight for your financial interests.
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Personal Injury Cases Follow Rules Set By the Statute of Limitations
In North Carolina, personal injury cases must adhere to time restrictions set by the statute of limitations.
According to GS §1-52, you generally have three years from the date you were injured to file a lawsuit, with some exceptions. Some factors that might alter the statutory deadline in your case include:
- Whether a government entity ruled over the area where the accident took place
- Whether the case involves a minor
- Whether the case involves a death
Regarding cases involving death, GS §1-53 dictates that you generally have two years from the date of the death to file.
What happens if you file the case late?
If you do not comply with the statutory deadline for your case, a judge could dismiss it upon filing or at the request of the opposing party. Should that happen, you would be barred from pursuing compensation and would have to cover damages yourself.
Should you decide to be our client, we can manage your case for you, which includes keeping track of its filing deadline. We can also take appropriate measures to keep the case legitimate throughout its course.
Our Personal Injury Team Handles Cases Ranging From Car Accidents to Dog Bites
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we handle the following types of personal injury cases:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
If your case does not fall under one of these categories, that does not mean we won’t represent you. We offer free case reviews, which can help us understand whether another party may be held liable for your damages. This is also a great way to learn what your legal options are, which we can advise you on.
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Call Now to Start Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer From our Team!
If you live in Hickory, North Carolina, and would like to work with a personal injury lawyer to help you prepare a comprehensive case against a liable party, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today. You can speak with one of our representatives in a free consultation and learn more about our legal services.