Did negligent security contribute to your injury in Lincolnton, North Carolina? Are you unsure of the role security played in your accident and would like a lawyer to help you investigate and manage your case? Either way, Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can assist.
A Lincolnton personal injury lawyer from our firm would be happy to investigate your case, collect evidence against the liable party, and pursue the compensation you need. In the meantime, you would be free to receive medical care and recuperate in peace with the people you love.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed after suffering a painful injury. We try to make it as easy as possible to learn about and retain our services. All you have to do is:
Get in Touch With Our Lincolnton Legal Team
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, offers free consultations to every single caller. During this call, we can:
- Assess the merits of your case
- Tell you how we can help you
- Providing instructions for taking the next steps, such as scheduling an in-person visit
Ask Our Attorneys Questions About Your Lincolnton Case
Before you decide whether or not you should hire our legal team, we encourage you to visit our office and ask as many questions as you need to understand the situation. Our lawyers are always happy to make prospective clients more comfortable by:
- Explaining what steps we may take to start your case
- Giving you a copy of the fee agreement for you to study
- Answering any and all questions you have about our services, your rights, or the legal system
Leave the Rest to Our Negligent Security Attorneys
Once you have signed our contract, we take care of everything. Our team can handle your entire legal case from start to finish, including tasks like:
- Collecting evidence from the police, your doctors, eyewitnesses, experts, and the liable party
- Establishing the liable party’s identity
- Calculating how much your case is worth
- Negotiating with the liable party’s insurer
- Drafting a settlement agreement
- Representing you in the courtroom, if we have to take your case to trial
Thanks to the liable party’s actions (or inaction), you have lost money and sustained injuries that you never should have had to deal with. For that reason, you have the right to ask the liable party to reimburse you for everything you have suffered, including but not limited to:
- Loss of wages for any money you should have earned but had to sacrifice in order to let your injuries heal
- Property damage if something of value was destroyed in the incident (e.g., your car was hit in a hospital parking lot)
- Medical expenses for any treatment you have already received or will probably need in the future
- Pain and suffering to include both physical and psychological distress stemming from your injuries and from the traumatic nature of the incident that caused them
- Disabilities to include injuries that cause temporary, permanent, partial, total, physical, and/or intellectual disabilities
- Reduced quality of life if you can no longer perform common activities (e.g., playing with the dog, dressing yourself)
How Do You Calculate Negligent Security Injury Damages?
Put simply, our team can look for evidence that proves your injuries are connected with negligent security and establishes a monetary value for those injuries. Such evidence might include:
- Testimony from an eyewitness who saw the incident happen
- Testimony from an economist who can explain what effect your injuries might have on your ability to earn a living
- Medical records or bills that tell us how much you have spent on treatment
We can also use legal formulas to help us figure out what a fair settlement is in your case.
You do not need to be an expert in North Carolina’s negligence laws to file your case. The team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, can manage your case on your behalf.
That said, it is a good idea to know some of the basics when it comes to what factors influence your case and how your case may go. One of our negligent security attorneys can talk to you about the following things.
The Statute of Limitations on Lincolnton Cases
A statute of limitations is a law that tells you how long you have to begin a legal action after sustaining a negligence-related injury. In North Carolina, this law can be found at N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-52, which gives you three years to decide whether or not you want to file a case.
Liable Parties in Negligent Security Cases
The at-fault party in such cases is not always who it seems to be. For example, if you were attacked in the lobby of your apartment building, your first instinct might be to blame the building’s owner for failing to install a lock that would keep out anyone who does not live in the building.
While this might very well be what happened, it is important to investigate another possibility: that the owner installed the lock in good faith, not realizing that the manufacturer had sold a faulty product.
How Long Your Negligent Security Case May Take
Some liable parties are eager to settle. Others may try to drag your case out as long as they can in the hope that you will give it up and they will not have to pay.
You should prepare yourself for either eventuality and do your best to be patient as we fight your case. If you ever want progress reports, advice, or reassurance, Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, can be there for you.
Before you begin, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, for a free case review. We can tell you all about the legal tasks that our Lincolnton negligent security lawyer performs on behalf of deserving clients. Our team is available to clients all day, every day, so you do not have to go through the legal process by yourself.