What Types Of Cases Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Handle?

Car accidents are not considered by workers' compensation unless you drive for the company. |  Unsplash
Car accidents are not considered by workers' compensation unless you drive for the company. | Unsplash

By- Kevin Sumalinog

The Law Industry as a Whole

A wide variety of professional attorneys stand ready to meet any specific legal issue that may arise in their client's life. It is best to remember that no lawyer represents all diversities in the legal field. Attorneys study and gain experience representing clients with specific legal needs. Meaning, that if you are involved in a car accident, are a victim, received injuries, and seek compensation for mounting debt due to your injuries, you do not seek the services of an attorney whose expertise is real estate or corporate law.

This legal fight begins by calling a seasoned and experienced attorney whose expertise falls under the realm of a wrongful accident, injury, or death case. All accidents happen due to some other person (s), or company's negligence. It is also wise to remember that every accident, injury, and death is different. These cases have different circumstances, and it is your seasoned and experienced wrongful injury/ death attorney who spends years representing clients who are injured or die due to someone else's negligent actions.

The wisest thing to remember is to never represent yourself in a court of law without a seasoned and experienced attorney by your side. These cases are complicated and complex, and it takes the skill of your attorney to know how to get you the compensation you deserve when your world is suddenly turned upside down by a negligent person. The other parties involved in your accident will have legal representation. You cannot win your fight fairly without your attorney fighting for your advocate's rights.

What Steps Do My Family or I Take When I Am Involved in a Negligent Accident and Injured, or I Die?

It is best to remember that it is nearly impossible for any accident to occur, but someone is negligent. For instance, drunk driving accidents which are considered negligent acts are being handled by dui lawyers while for compensation cases, it's best to have a personal injury lawyer to defend on your side. Negligence spurns many different types of accidents in a wide variety of industry sectors. The injuries you suffer are different from what someone else experiences. There is a multitude of injuries, and we are confident you fit into one of these categories.

We find that no case is the same. Suppose this type of accident happens to you. The steps you take start when you are in that accident. Know these steps should you ever find yourself in a negligent accident. If you sustain injuries and you cannot do the following things, pre-appoint an advocate to follow through.

  • Call 9-1-1
  • Request medical assistance
  • Give your statement to the police. Please refrain from using words like,

"I think that I caused this accident."

"I am so sorry about this accident."

"Did I hurt anyone?"

"I don't think this accident was my fault."

What you say to a law enforcement officer goes into the police report and can end up in a court of law if a lawsuit claims negligence. The words you speak can damage your compensation case when an accident is not your fault.

  • Take pictures of your vehicle and the other vehicles involved in the accident.
  • Take photos of your injuries.
  • Never refuse medical treatment or an examination by a licensed doctor. You may believe that you are OK and have suffered no ill effects from the accident. However, internal injuries can start to show up days, weeks, or months after your accident.
  • Call your insurance company as soon as possible. However, never admit anything and choose your words carefully. At these times, you may think that your insurance company is a friend, but they are only concerned about one issue; money. Insurance companies do not want to pay you any more money than possible. If they can prove you were at fault in this accident, you may receive no compensation.
  • Call us as soon as possible after your accident to talk with us. We will let you know how we can help. Your first call is a free no-obligation call to assess your case. Leave everything to us, and you concentrate on your recovery.
  • If you cannot come to us, we will come to you.

Injury – Fracture. | Unsplash

Cases that a Personal Injury Lawyer Handles

A seasoned and experienced personal injury lawyer handles all cases involving injuries and death due to a personal injury accident. These cases are complicated and involve many steps towards a fair and just settlement. For this reason, no person seeking a fair compensation settlement should consider representing themselves in court. Please give us a call to start the winning process for you.

The places where personal injury cases occur are wide and varied. The following are but a few of the areas where negligent accidents occur.

  • On the roadways involving a pedestrian, motorcycle, public transportation, car, RV, truck of any size, potholes, roadwork
  • On construction sites
  • In schools at all levels
  • In all facets of hospital care
  • In retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • While at work in any type, sector, or time
  • On public property, vast and varied
  • On private property, vast and varied
  • In the military
  • Doctor's offices
  • Dental practices
  • Eye institutes
  • In a church or place of worship

The types of injuries you can sustain are as vast and varied as the places you receive them. A few are as follows.

  • Closed or open brain injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Spinal injuries
  • First, second, and third-degree burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Inhalation injuries from chemicals and smoke
  • eye injuries
  • Neck injuries

What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do For Me?

If you fall victim to a wrongful personal injury, it is the job of this legal professional to help you receive a settlement to pay for all of your mounting medical bills, loss of wages, and any other costs stemming from your wrongful accident. There is a multitude of injuries you can suffer when you are involved in a negligent accident.

It is always the goal of this attorney to remove all the work, worry, and stress your accident caused you. This attorney expects you to do one thing only, and that is to heal and recover your broken body as soon as possible. You cannot recover if you are worried about how and if you can get help paying for all the unexpected costs stemming from your accident. The following are but a few things that we will do for you. We are the only ones who will speak to your insurance company and agent. We can tell them all they need to know, and there is no reason for them to call you for any reason.

Never refuse medical treatment or an examination by a licensed doctor. | Unsplash

If your insurance company keeps calling you, politely tell them that they need to speak with us. Your insurance company may offer you a settlement. This settlement may sound good and tempting, but never accept any payment without first talking to us. Please know that these settlements are never enough and nowhere near the amount that your attorney can get for you. We calculate your past, present, and future compensation needs and the appropriate amount. Your settlement depends wholly on your injuries, future medical care, and loss of wages.

  • Our attorneys review all accident reports and medical exams.
  • We speak to all the insurance companies involved with your accident.
  • We may meet with other attorneys associated with those involved in your accident.
  • Our attorney speaks with law enforcement who were at the scene of your accident.
  • We interview medical personnel who cared for you preceding your accident.
  • We will interview all witnesses to your accident and obtain their statements.
  • We will interview all others associated with your accident.
  • We could speak with your therapists.
  • We calculate personal property damage.
  • We attempt to settle out of court, but we are always prepared to go to court and fight for your rights if an out-of-court settlement is not sufficient to meet your present and future financial needs.

Your total compensation or settlement package depends on some of your following issues. You and our attorney consider the following points to help calculate a total settlement amount. This amount has every bit to do with the depth of your injuries.

Q. Will you ever recover from your negligent accident injuries altogether, or do your medical professionals say that your ability to return to your normal functioning abilities in your private life and workplace falls short?

Q. Did your accident cause life-long disabilities?

Q. Did you lose a lucrative and enjoyable job due to someone's neglectful actions?

Q. Are you seeing your mortgage in foreclosure due to your accident?

Q. Do you need part-time or full-time rehabilitation care?

Q. Can you return home only with in-house nursing care?

Q. Is it impossible for you to reach the normal and all-functioning level you had before your accident? And, are you at the highest level of functioning you can be?

All personal injury accidents are different. A vehicle accident carries other circumstances than if you suffered a personal injury at your job. These accidents are related to workers' compensation cases and go beyond what this insurance pays you. Car accidents are not considered by workers' compensation unless you drive for the company you work for, such as a trucking firm, your company allow you the use of a company car as part of your job description, or you use your car as part of your daily job assignment and are involved in a vehicle accident while on company time.

We accept cases related to workers' compensation because once you reach the maximum functioning level, your workers' compensation ends. Then what do you do? You need to work. However, where does your income come from if you cannot work due to long-term or lifetime injuries? Your workers' compensation ended. These concerns are enormous and some you must consider. We can work together to decide what is best for your circumstances. It is not uncommon for an employer to decrease your benefits or stop your benefits, and it makes no difference if you can work or not. You may not have reached your maximum functioning ability when your employer decides to stop your weekly payments.

When benefits stop or drastically reduce, it causes another great worry for you. We will continue to help you deal with these matters because, by the time compensation stops, your settlement may just be starting. You must have an attorney who knows the compensation laws for the state of North Carolina and the city and surrounding areas of Charlotte. You must have an attorney who can go beyond workers' compensation to get you a just and fair settlement. No insurance company or employer wants to pay you any more money than absolutely possible. You need us by your side, advocating for your rights to a fair compensation claim and settlement.

You must decide if you want a lump-sum payment for permanent impairment while your employer's insurance company is liable for paying continued medical bills. A lump-sum amount means that you no longer receive weekly workers' compensation benefits if you cannot return to work.

Car accidents are not considered by workers' compensation unless you drive for the company. | Unsplash

Your Wrongful Injury Attorney Must Handle Compensation Cases

Our wrongful injury attorney pulls out no stops when it comes to fighting for a client's rights hurt by a negligent person. You, the injured, must answer so many questions, and we can help you sort out all the facts of your case and give you the correct answers that benefit you and your family now and in the future.

  • Your doctors help you determine if you can return to work and do the same job you did before your accident.
  • Your doctor places permanent restrictions on your ability to do your job as before your accident. His decision may say you can work with restrictions; thus, you must accept a lower pay level.
  • Consider the type of work that the state of North Carolina finds suitable under the law.
  • Can you receive permanent or partial disability benefits?
  • You must know the types of benefits you can obtain through workers' compensation. You must know your rights and what benefits you are entitled to receive.
  • We help you calculate the value of your settlement, which is enough to carry you forward well into the future. Our goal is to help remove any financial worries you may have due to your accident and injuries caused by a negligent person.

We Want To Advocate for Your Victim Rights

When you have reached the highest possible level of functioning, we assess your situation to determine your final settlement outcome. Never allow a person (s) or company to walk away from a negligent accident they caused because they were reckless.

A careless person or company must pay you a fair and just settlement so you can live your life to the fullest despite your injuries. You did not ask for this accident to happen or expect all of the mounting medical bills. You never thought that you would lose your job to a negligent person. We will work with you to see that the court system treats you fairly and that the guilty party pays you what you deserve.

We understand that families who lose loved ones due to the actions of careless persons are grieving and can never receive enough money to pay for their loss. However, a sizeable settlement helps pay for the deceased's mounting medical bills, outstanding debts, and end-of-life expenses. We never allow our families to carry the burden of these expenses.

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