Personal Injury Lawyers in Fayetteville Providing Aggressive Representation For Victims of Negligence
One of the most devastating events that anyone can endure is to suffer serious injuries from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Even with health insurance coverage, individuals who sustain minor injuries often face expensive medical treatment that can be difficult to afford.
Individuals who have sustained permanent injuries may experience severe emotional suffering and require lifelong medical care. Therefore, anyone who has been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault must have skilled legal representation who can work to hold the liable party accountable for their actions.
If you or a loved one have been injured, contact the law offices of Brent Adams & Associates of Fayetteville, N.C., to schedule a free consultation so that we may review your case and determine what legal options may be available.
What Legal Criteria Must Be Met in a Personal Injury Case?
One of the most common misconceptions people have is that if they are involved in an accident, they are entitled to recover damages. However, specific criteria must be met for an accident to qualify as a personal injury.
The following legal conditions must exist concerning personal injury laws:
- Duty of care: The at-fault party had a legal obligation to act with reasonable care.
- Breach of duty: The at-fault party failed to exercise a reasonable duty of care.
- Causation: The at-fault party’s actions or inactions caused the victim’s injuries.
- Damages: The victim suffered an injury or loss.
Understanding North Carolina laws regarding personal injury claims can be challenging. For this reason, it is best to obtain legal counsel to help you determine whether your injury meets the legal criteria to enable you to file a claim.
If you still need more information about the legal criteria necessary to file a personal injury claim, contact Brent Adams & Associates and ask to speak with a qualified legal team member who can answer your questions.
How Can I Be Reimbursed For My Out-of-Pocket Expenses?
You may be able to recover economic damages for out-of-pocket expenses you have incurred due to being injured. Likewise, you may also be able to collect non-economic damages for intangible losses you have suffered.
Some of the most frequently awarded economic damages include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage (if applicable)
Individuals who have suffered severe injuries may be able to seek compensation that also pays for physical therapy, rehabilitation, hospital stays, or prescription drugs. For those individuals who have suffered permanent injuries, such as a spinal cord injury, economic damages may be awarded to make modifications to their home or vehicle
Non Economic Damages
If awarded, non-economic damages are based on the circumstances surrounding the case. Injury victims must understand that every case is different and that any settlement that may be granted can vary.
Some of the most commonly awarded non-economic damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of consortium
Finally, in extreme cases, accident victims may be eligible to try and recover punitive damages for their injuries if they can demonstrate that the liable party is guilty of malice, fraud, or willful or wanton conduct. However, a well-qualified personal injury attorney must review the case to determine appropriate punitive damages.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Deal With the Insurance Company?
Many accident victims make the initial mistake of trying to deal with the insurance carrier independently. However, insurance providers are not interested in protecting the rights of the injured. Instead, insurance companies are focused on protecting their bottom line and producing profits for their stockholders.
As a result, an insurer often authorizes an insurance adjuster to offer an injury victim a quick settlement. All too often, accident victims accept these offers, not realizing it is not in their best interest to do so. Quick settlements typically do not take into account future medical expenses or non-economic damages.
That being the case, you should only speak to the other party’s insurance company or make an agreement with them after consulting with an experienced attorney. A personal injury attorney will review the proposed settlement and determine if it adequately meets your needs.
Contact Brent Adams & Associates to learn more information about how we may be able to assist you in dealing with the insurance company.
Why is it Important to Have a Personal Injury Law Firm Represent Me After an Accident?
Although many lawyers in the Fayetteville and extended area offer personal injury legal services, they often practice other areas of the law. Even though they may have experienced attorneys, these other firms often cannot offer the quality service and dedication that a personal injury firm can provide clients.
Brent Adams & Associates of Fayetteville is a law firm dedicated to helping injury victims understand their legal rights and recover compensation. Our lawyers are passionately committed to helping individuals who have been injured through no fault of their own.
Our legal staff is committed to helping individuals through all stages of the claims process. If necessary, our team is fully prepared to file a personal injury lawsuit to help you receive a financial settlement that is in your best interests, not that of the insurance company. However, in a majority of cases, personal injury claims are settled out of court without the need for costly litigation.
The attorneys of Brent Adams & Associates have extensive experience determining who is the negligent party, their degree of liability, and how to hold them accountable for their actions.
If you or a family member has been injured through an act of negligence, contact Brent Adams & Associates at 910-483-7183 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and learn how we may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf.