To recover compensation from a personal injury, a plaintiff (the victim) must prove the negligence of another (the defendant) is the direct cause of the injury. However, the defendant is only negligent if he or she owes a particular duty to the plaintiff.
Depending on the personal injury claim, proving these things can be very difficult. Evidence such as witnesses, expert testimony, and medical records may be required.
Eligibility for compensation can also be affected by North Carolina’s statutes of limitations.
Unfortunately, no. Each state has statutes of limitations that dictate the length of time you have to file a personal injury claim. Different claims have different filing time periods.
In North Carolina, for example, personal injury claims must be filed within three years of the date of injury.
If you have a personal injury claim, take it to an experienced personal injury lawyer at the DeMayo Law Offices as soon as possible. During an initial consultation, victims are informed of the amount of time they have to file and how much compensation may be available for recovery.
Each personal injury claim is different. Each settlement is based on the injury claim and what losses were endured by the plaintiff.
Settlement dollars are equal to claimed losses and typically include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Fortunately, no. In most cases, a settlement can be reached long before a court date is needed. However, accepting a settlement quickly can sometimes leave money on the table.
To reach a comprehensive settlement, it’s best to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer who will handle the claim and work with the defendant to reach the appropriate settlement.
There are many reasons to hire an experienced lawyer: first, a personal injury lawyer is skilled at handling various claims in detail, and they’ll help you through the complex and often confusing legal process.
Second, an experienced injury attorney will ease the hassle and time victims spend dealing with insurance companies and other parties. An experienced personal injury lawyer will dedicate their time to a case, so the victim can focus on what’s really important: recovery.
Finally, injury claims may result in greater compensation packages when they’re handled by an experienced attorney.
At DeMayo Law Offices we work on a contingent-fee basis, which means victims don’t pay anything until their case gets settled. This is very beneficial to people who feel they don’t have a lifeline in a hard situation.
Since 1992, DeMayo Law Offices have protected the rights of injured people.
We’ve represented over 125,000 individual clients and have obtained numerous large settlements and verdicts. Our attorneys have over 150 years of combined legal experience and have recovered more than $1,000,000,000.00 (One Billion Dollars) for our clients.
If you have a personal injury claim, contact DeMayo Law Offices to schedule your free initial consultation. Our personal injury lawyers will help you through each step of the process.
Call (877) 333-1000 today, or contact us online, and we’ll get in touch with you.
DeMayo Law Offices, L.L.P. ® encourages you to learn as much about your personal injury case as possible. The more information you have, the better chance you’ll have a successful personal injury claim.
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