If you were injured by another party’s reckless or careless actions, let a Polk County personal injury lawyer help you fight for compensation. Our firm can identify the at-fault party and negotiate with their insurance company for an appropriate monetary settlement.
Personal injury accidents are often preventable, and your family should not have to pay the price for someone else’s bad behavior. We want to ease your burden during this difficult time by taking care of all your legal needs.
What Can I Seek Compensation for?
Personal injury victims in North Carolina can pursue compensation after various kinds of accidents, including:
- Car wrecks
- Other types of traffic accidents
- Dog bites
- Defective products
- Medical or pharmaceutical malpractice
The damages you fight for and may ultimately receive depend on numerous factors specific to your case. The team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can assess your case and tell you how much money you may recover based on the following categories.
- Pain and suffering: The injury has caused a noticeable decline in your physical, emotional, and overall health. This decline may be short-term or long-term.
- Disability: You suffered a total or partial loss of use of any part of your body.
- Disfigurement: You will live with the scars of your accident for the rest of your life. They may affect your appearance, your physical abilities, or both.
- Reduced quality of life: Your losses have derailed your life. You can no longer perform everyday tasks on your own or participate in activities you once enjoyed.
- Loss of wages: This refers to the money you were unable to earn when you took a leave of absence to allow your injuries to heal. For a permanent diminishment of your wages, you can ask for “loss of earning capacity.”
- Loss of employment: You can no longer work in your chosen field, or you had to undergo additional training to find a job that accommodates your injuries.
- Medical bills: You could be reimbursed for treatments related to physical or mental injury, including surgery, therapy, medications, home nursing care, and so on.
- Other expenses: If you were in a car wreck, you could seek reimbursement for car repair bills. You could also be compensated for the cost of hiring a babysitter, dog walker, landscaper, or other professional to do your chores for you. A car accident lawyer in Polk County from our team can help you recover.
What do Personal Injury Attorneys Do?
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we work hard to get our clients in Polk County and elsewhere the compensation and justice they deserve. A personal injury lawyer from our firm can represent you from the beginning of your case all the way to the very end by taking the following actions.
Starting Your Lawsuit
- Evaluating your case: Personal injury victims can call us any time and get a case assessment free of charge.
- Calculating damages: With our help, you can figure out exactly how much money you can recover for all your accident injuries.
- Investigating and collecting evidence: We work to make your case as strong as possible by supporting your story with evidence from a variety of sources.
Fighting for You
- Communicating with the liable party: We can notify the at-fault party about the lawsuit and meet with their insurance company to discuss a settlement.
- Negotiating for a settlement: If the insurance company is in any way reluctant to pay what you deserve, we can fight vigorously for your interests.
- Going to court: In some cases, a trial may be the only way to get you fair compensation. We are always willing to represent our clients in court, if needed.
Wrapping Things Up
- Drawing up an agreement: If we reach an equitable settlement agreement, we can prepare the paperwork for your signature.
- Answering any final questions: Until the moment you receive compensation, you are our client, and we will always make ourselves available to clarify any aspect of your case.
- Collecting our attorney’s fees: You do not have to pay any attorney’s fees until you get compensation. In other words, we only get paid if you do.
When Should I Start My Personal Injury Case?
It is always best to get started on a lawsuit as soon as possible after you are injured. There are both legal and practical reasons for this.
The Statute of Limitations
Per G.S. § 1-52, if you are injured in an accident, you must take legal action within three years or you give up your right to damages.
The deadline is even shorter for anyone who lost a loved one in an accident. Wrongful death victims have just two years to take legal action, per G.S. § 1-53.
The Condition of Evidence
The evidence we look for in your case will likely be time-sensitive. This may include:
- Video footage, accident reports, and other documentary evidence whose owners do not keep them indefinitely
- Eyewitnesses who may start to forget crucial details about the accident as time passes
- Experts with busy schedules who may be more likely to help if we give them plenty of time to write a statement
Your Peace of Mind
The sooner you receive compensation, the sooner you can begin to put your personal injury behind you and move on with your life. While money cannot undo your injuries or solve all your problems, it can:
- Enable you to receive all necessary medical care
- Support your family, either for now (as you recover) or for the long term (if you can never earn a living again)
- Give you one less thing to worry about as you work towards a new normal
- Ensure that the person who caused your accident pays, both literally and figuratively, for what they have done
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC is here for you whenever you are ready to begin. We never charge attorney’s fees up front, so you can get started without exorbitant out-of-pocket expenses.
Let Us Help with Your Personal Injury Case
A personal injury lawyer from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can do all the hard work associated with your lawsuit while you concentrate on healing and moving forward. Call us any time, day or night, at (828) 286-3866 for a free case review. We are proud to serve clients in Polk County and throughout North Carolina.