Did you sustain a serious or life-threatening injury as the result of someone else’s negligence or incompetence? Did this injury cause you to lose work or owe a large sum of money in medical bills and various other expenses? If any of these things happen to you, the Hickory personal injury lawyers at DeMayo Law Offices in North and South Carolina are here to ensure you receive the compensation you are owed.
Severe injuries are caused by accidents nearly every day in the states of North and South Carolina, whether they result from a motor vehicle accident, a dog bite, a dangerous drug, or a defective product. While some accidents are unavoidable, in many cases, accidents result from other individuals’ poor decisions or carelessness, and the resulting injuries can have catastrophic consequences.
When it comes to your safety, you will naturally take every possible precaution to save yourself from sustaining any type of severe, life-threatening injuries. However, your safety is not always a priority to others. They may make thoughtless or reckless mistakes that could result in you or a loved one being severely injured or even killed in unimaginable circumstances.
When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to receive compensation for a number of reasons. You will need ample financial assistance when it comes to the medical expenses that tend to stack up at a rapid pace. You will also need to continue to provide for yourself and your family. If you are seriously injured and lose your job, the Hickory personal injury lawyers at DeMayo Law Offices will make it our mission to ensure you are not burdened by financial strain following a severe injury.
Experiencing a serious injury is one of the most traumatic things any person can go through. While we cannot take back the horrible occurrences that lead to your injury, our personal injury attorneys can fight to make sure your best interests and your personal injury case are adequately represented. Contact DeMayo Law Offices right now at (828) 345-1111 or fill out the online contact form to begin the process of filing your personal injury claim and receiving the financial compensation you or your loved one are entitled to.
When Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
If you or someone you love has sustained any injury following an accident you believe to be the fault of another individual, one of the first things you should consider is hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you. Most accidents or incidents that result in serious injuries will require the specialized knowledge and skills of a personal injury attorney to ensure you get the appropriate financial compensation.
When dealing with a personal injury claim, every situation is unique. Choosing a personal injury lawyer with the right skill set who will know how to proceed and secure maximum compensation for your case is important. Some things to consider when deciding whether or not to contact a law firm are:
- The severity of your injury: If you were severely injured in your accident, you should contact DeMayo Law Offices immediately. Medical bills are likely piling up, and you may be facing lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. If the injury caused you to lose your job, hiring an experienced attorney could save you and your family from experiencing a lifetime of financial stress and damages. An experienced personal injury attorney will fight for the compensation needed to make you whole again.
- Your claim has been denied by the insurance company: While the entire purpose of an insurance company is to protect you, insurance companies are for-profit organizations that will try to reduce your payout as much as feasible, or deny your claim altogether. Insurance companies also can delay your claim, leaving you in financial limbo while medical expenses roll in. Most companies are aware that you may not know exactly how the system works, which could lead them to take advantage of you.
- Multiple parties were involved: If various parties were involved in the accident and more than one individual may be responsible for your injuries, we will work diligently to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation from every party involved. You may be additionally concerned that the fault is unclear in your accident. Your personal injury attorney will launch a full investigation into your accident to determine fault and build a strong case on your behalf.
When you consult with a skilled personal injury attorney at DeMayo Law Offices, we will fight for your rights when the at-fault party or their insurance firm fails to do the right thing in order to save money on their end. Consulting with our firm regarding your case will come at no charge to you. So, setting up a free consultation with DeMayo Law Offices is a simple, yet vital step to take regarding your case.
Why Pick DeMayo Law Offices to Handle Your Personal Injury Claim?
The personal injury attorneys at DeMayo Law Offices in North and South Carolina have been successfully representing clients since 1992clients since 1992. We opened the doors to our Hickory office in 2004. We care about our community and have the resources, experience, and knowledge needed to represent you when you need it the most. The only thing you or your loved one should be worried about following a traumatic accident is getting better. Leave the stress of protecting yourself against counterclaims or insurance companies to us.
DeMayo Law Offices has over 140 dedicated legal professionals spread across our North and South Carolina offices. Our team will ensure your personal injury lawsuit is dealt with in the most timely and convenient manner possible. Our dedicated staff has over 150 years of combined experience handling every kind of personal injury claim imaginable.DeMayo Law Offices
has represented over 125,000 individual clients for the three decades we have been in business. We stand ready to fight for you or your loved one as soon as the unthinkable happens.
What Types of Personal Injury Claims Do Our Hickory Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
Throughout our history, DeMayo Law Offices has represented nearly 100,000 personal injury cases, involving many accident types. We have the skills to take on any claim, no matter how intricate or difficult it may be. Our attorneys’ depth of experience and detailed knowledge of personal injury law in North and South Carolina will let you rest easy, knowing you are in good hands when it comes to personal injury litigation. We take on many types of injury cases, including, but not limited to:
While this comprehensive list covers some of the most common personal injury cases, do not worry if yours is not listed. DeMayo Law Offices is prepared to represent you even in the most unique and unusual injury cases. We are fully capable of taking on most personal injury claims that come our way.
How Common Are Personal Injuries?
Personal injuries can result from many different yet completely preventable situations. One of the most common types of personal injury accidents is motor vehicle crashes. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the state saw 318,043 accidents on its roads in 2019 alone; 125,273 of these incidents resulted in injuries.
While injuries sustained on the road are incredibly common, they are only the second most deadly in the country. When it comes to preventable injuries, more people in the United States die from poisoning every year than any other preventable injury, according to the National Safety Council. Over 62,000 people died from poisoning in 2018. The third most deadly type of preventable injury is falling; more than 37,000 people died from falls in 2018. North Carolina alone saw over 6,000 preventable deaths in 2018.
Without proper legal representation following an unfortunate injury or death, the victims and their families could face horrible financial difficulties. In addition, they experience the unimaginable pain of losing a loved one or seeing them suffer through a serious injury that could have easily been prevented.
Our attorneys at DeMayo Law Offices in North and South Carolina are dedicated to helping you following devastating, avoidable accidents. While the person who caused you harm was not concerned with your well-being, our personal injury attorneys will make you our number one concern, guaranteed.
What Kind of Compensation Should I Expect From My Claim?
Expenses will pile up swiftly and immediately following your injury. That is why DeMayo Law Offices will fight to ensure you are covered for any expected or possibly unexpected bills that come your way. You should not have to face financial difficulties while you are recovering from an accident that was the fault of another person. Our personal injury attorneys will fight for you to receive the funds you are entitled to under North and South Carolina law, such as:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Physical and mental suffering
- Emotional distress
If the unthinkable does happen and your loved one is killed in an accident, DeMayo Law Offices – YOUR NORTH CAROLINA LAW FIRM™ – is here to help in those cases as well. The last thing you need to worry about when grieving the loss of a loved one is how to pay for the expenses resulting from their death. There are several things you could be compensated for after losing a loved one in a tragic, yet preventable accident, such as:
- Final medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of insurance benefits
- Emotional pain and suffering
Personal Injury FAQs
We’ve provided some answers to frequently asked questions about personal injury accidents. However, we are prepared to answer all your questions during a free consultation. Please do not hesitate to schedule a complimentary case review at our DeMayo Law Offices in Hickory, NC.
Can I get medical treatment after an accident if I don’t have health insurance?
After a serious accident, your health and safety must come first. Injuries you may be unaware of can quickly escalate into life-threatening medical disasters if you do not seek medical attention. Medical expenses can be frightening, especially if you don’t have insurance, but your life comes first.
Every case is different, and the at-fault party’s insurance company may be responsible for covering your medical expenses in many situations. You may be able to sue and have the responsible party pay your medical costs in court. Unfortunately, bills may begin to arrive before an agreement is reached.
An experienced personal injury lawyer may be your primary asset for understanding your legal options for covering medical bills incurred. Having a strong attorney on your side who can guide your legal strategy and negotiate assertively on your behalf may be your best option for recovering the funds needed to pay for your medical care.
Before you start to pay out of pocket, consult with a skilled attorney at the DeMayo Law Offices in Hickory, NC, to go over your options.
What information should I bring to my free consultation?
It may appear intimidating to walk into a legal office and navigate the process. You probably have a million questions running through your mind at any given time after a serious accident.
However, when you are in front of an attorney, all those questions may vanish. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Write down questions as they come to mind and bring them with you to your consultation.
- For an attorney to evaluate your case, specific information about the accident you were involved in is required. Bring your medical records, insurance paperwork, police report, and other documents or files related to your accident.
- It may also be helpful to write down or record all the details about your accident that you can remember – keep it factual, objective, and honest.
- Bring any contact information for witnesses or the party responsible for the accident. An attorney requires all available information to make accurate and informed decisions about your case and provide the advice you need to guide your next steps.
- It is also helpful to bring a pen and paper or something on which to take notes.
What are pain and suffering? Am I entitled to compensation for it?
In a personal injury case, pain and suffering are referred to as non-economic damages. They are difficult to quantify and, in general, subjective.
Economic losses can include lost wages and medical expenses. They are objective and relatively simple to compute. In contrast, financial losses are quantifiable after an accident, and pain and suffering are not.
How do you put a price on emotional distress and pain?
Non-economic damages are a way for victims to be compensated for their loss or lifestyle changes because of an accident. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering.
An experienced attorney at our DeMayo Law Offices in Hickory, NC, can review your situation and determine whether you should include pain and suffering in your overall compensation package.
Get in Touch With an Experienced Hickory Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one are the victims of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation. Let the Hickory personal injury lawyers at DeMayo Law Offices put together a fast and effective legal strategy to get you the money you are entitled to.
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