Sustaining injuries in an accident that was caused by another party’s negligence can result in significant financial, physical, and emotional losses. Some injuries can leave you permanently disabled, which can prevent you from re-entering the workforce. Others can take a toll on your family.
If you suffered injuries or a loved one passed away in a preventable accident, you likely have legal rights to pursue financial recovery for your losses. Should your case be successful, you may be able to recover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and other various expenses.
A Forest City personal injury lawyer from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC wants to be your legal advocate during this challenging time. No matter how your accident happened, our dedicated team wants to get started on your case today. Our goal is to prove that because of another party’s carelessness or recklessness, you have incurred financial losses that have taken a toll on your quality of life.
We work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning that you do not owe us any attorney’s fees unless we are able to resolve your case. To get started with a free case review, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC at (828) 286-3866.
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas
Our team focuses on a variety of personal injury practice areas, all of which have one common focus: negligence.
Some of our practice areas include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall cases
- Dog bites
- Workplace accidents
- Wrongful death
A successful case rests on your legal team establishing the four elements of negligence. These factors demonstrate that because of another party’s reckless or careless actions, you have suffered tangible losses.
Your Forest City personal injury lawyer must prove:
- The liable party had a duty of care
- The liable party breached this duty of care by acting in such a way that could harm others
- Because of their actions, the at-fault party caused an accident that you were involved in
- As a result, you have quantifiable losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage
Your legal team will undertake an investigation that will support your account of the events and assign negligence to the responsible party.
To learn more about what this process entails, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC at (828) 286-3866.
Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case
Your Forest City personal injury lawyer will take measures to pursue two types of expenses: economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages are items that have a verifiable price tag that can be supported through bills, receipts, and other documents.
If your case is successful, economic damages you may be able to recover can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
- Childcare costs, if your injuries prevented you from caring for any minors
- Noneconomic damages in your situation will pertain to nontangible losses.
- These could include:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of consortium
- Impaired quality of life
- Loss of household benefits and parental guidance
- Depending on your situation, you may be able to pursue expenses that we have not listed here.
North Carolina Statute of Limitations
Under North Carolina §1-52, you generally have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Depending on the details of your situation, however, you may have longer to act. For example, if one of the people injured in your accident was a minor, they may have additional time to file a lawsuit.
Your Forest City personal injury lawyer can sit down with you, listen to your account of events, and then determine how the state’s statute of limitations applies to your case. Call today to learn more.
Services Your Lawyer Can Provide
Your legal team will undertake a variety of responsibilities designed to get you the compensation you need to start rebuilding your life after a wreck. While many personal injury cases are settled without a judge’s verdict, if we cannot reach a settlement agreement with the negligent party out of court, we can pursue judicial routes.
Our efforts often include:
- Handling all communications with the negligent party and their insurance company
- Investigating the details of your accident
- Tabulating the cost of your economic and noneconomic losses
- Reviewing state law and legal precedent to determine how it applies to your situation
- Negotiating for a settlement that covers your accident-related expenses
- Advocating for your rights in court, if necessary
- Helping you resolve your medical bills and subrogation that may be due to your health insurance or other health coverage
Our goal is to give your case the attention it deserves. We will render services that are designed to meet the specific requirements of your case.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
After being in an accident, some claimants shy away from seeking legal representation because of concerns associated with cost. When you work with Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, that does not need to be a concern. We offer services on a contingency-fee-basis. This means there are no starting fees or up-front charges. You only owe us our attorney’s fees if we are successfully able to get compensation on your behalf.
We take our fees out of the settlement we get for you, based on a predetermined amount mutually decided upon at the onset of our working relationship. We do this not only to minimize your financial risk but to also demonstrate how important your case is to us.
Call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC Today
Our team is ready to get started advocating for your rights today. Regardless of the type of accident you were involved in or the extent of your injuries, Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC wants to hear from you.
During your free initial case review, we want to learn more about your accident and the impact it has had on your life. You do not need to go through the legal process alone. To get started, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC at (828) 286-3866.