If you experienced serious injuries due to no fault of your own,
a Marion personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you determine whether you are eligible to pursue compensation.
Identifying the party responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering is essential for determining liability. Pursuing a personal injury claim and possibly a lawsuit takes time.
If your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, call us for a free case evaluation. Time is of the essence, due to the state statute of limitations imposed on civil actions. Call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, now at (828) 286-3866.
Determining Liability for Your Injuries
A personal injury case allows you (the plaintiff) to take action against the party liable for your injuries (the defendant) in a civil case. A personal injury case can result from a variety of events or accidents where someone was negligent.
When someone is negligent, it typically means they failed to use the same care expected of a reasonably prudent person in similar circumstances.
There are a variety of situations, events, and accidents that can involve negligence. Two such events are car accidents and dog bites.
Car Accidents and Negligence
Sharing the road in a responsible manner is the responsibility of every licensed driver. While you may drive defensively, there is no way to predict the behavior and actions of the drivers traveling near you.
The following dangerous behaviors are just a few examples of how you may have been injured:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Drinking and driving
- Driving while drowsy
The injuries you suffer often result in large medical expenses that may continue throughout your lifetime. A personal injury lawyer from our team can help you determine your options.
The Dangers of Dog Bites
A serious dog bite can lead to infection, muscle and tendon damage, and sometimes even the need for plastic surgery. Dogs bite people—especially children—typically as a reaction. The dog may bite due to the following feelings:
If you experienced a dog bite due to the negligence of a pet owner, a Marion personal injury lawyer from our team can help you. Pet owners have a responsibility to maintain control of their pets. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that a serious dog bite may place you at risk for rabies or for other health complications that could possibly endanger your life.
If you experienced serious harm due to the negligence of another person, contact Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, now at (828) 286-3866.
Cases Involving the Death of a Close Loved One
Some accident victims do not survive their injuries. You may be entitled to wrongful death damages. The sudden and tragic death of your loved one due to the negligence of another person is heartbreaking. Knowing that their death was most likely preventable is especially frustrating.
Each wrongful death case is different. You may qualify for the following damages that result from the death of your loved one:
- Final medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Loss of income and potential future earnings
- Loss of companionship
No amount of money can replace your loved one. It can, however, possibly ease your financial burden during this most difficult time. If you lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person, speak with a member of our team today.
Get Help from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, Today
Experiencing an injury due to the negligence of another person changes your life. The severity of your injury may even prevent you from returning to life as you knew it before the accident.
You may never be able to return to the career you worked hard to build or to an activity you enjoyed. A personal injury claim is your chance to hold the liable party responsible for their behavior and to seek the compensation you are entitled to.
Insurance companies are often aggressive when it comes to settling a claim. Their goal is generally to close the claim quickly and for the least amount of money possible. We can negotiate on your behalf to help maximize your recovery.
Should you accept an initial settlement offer, beware that it may place you at risk for losing the chance to pursue civil action later, should your medical condition worsen. Protect your interests and do not speak with insurance representatives without advice—seek legal representation instead.
Our team needs time to prepare your case for negotiations and, if necessary, for trial. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit imposed by G.S. § 1-52 sets a strict timeline for filing civil action. If you miss the deadline for filing, you may forever lose your opportunity to seek compensation.
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we work hard on behalf of all our clients. Our Marion personal injury lawyers stand firm in negotiations with insurance companies and, when necessary, are ready to go to trial.
If you experienced serious harm or you lost a loved one due to negligence, discuss your case with a member of our team today. Time is limited, so do not delay. Call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, now for a free evaluation of your case at (828) 286-3866. We are ready to help in any way we can. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get to work on your case.
We also represent those who wish to file for bankruptcy, and we can discuss your financial options with you if your injuries have caused you to suffer severe financial distress due to inability to work.