If you are suffering from injuries that are no fault of your own, you may wonder whether you have any legal recourse. If someone else is to blame for a motor vehicle accident, product malfunction, animal attack, or other injury to you, know that you don’t have to go it alone. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover for your injury.
While a lawyer can’t make the pain go away, a lawyer can help you get back on your feet faster after an injury with the compensation you deserve.
What types of personal injury cases do our Charlotte, North Carolina, lawyers handle?
Our legal team in Charlotte, North Carolina, works extensively with injured clients. We’ve worked with clients who have been intentionally, recklessly, and negligently harmed in a variety of ways:
- Car accidents, whether resulting from another driver’s negligence or dangerous construction
- Hit-and-run cases where someone hits your car and speeds off
- Accidents with trucks and other commercial vehicles
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites and attacks by dogs and other animals
- Nursing home negligence cases where workers fail to take care of your loved one
- Defective products that malfunction and hurt you, such as seat belts, chemicals, or asbestos-based products
- Slips and falls, such as when a puddle of water is left in a grocery store aisle or ice isn’t cleaned up in a parking lot and you trip and fall, suffering serious injuries
Our lawyers work with clients to file personal injury claims and hold the people or companies that hurt them accountable. They’ve worked with clients to get compensation to cover the costs of their physical, mental, and emotional injuries, including payments for medical bills, lost income from wages and tips, pain and suffering, and property damage.
How can a Charlotte personal injury lawyer help you?
If you want to know how a lawyer can help you recover from an injury, your first step is to set up a consultation. Hunter & Everage’s personal injury lawyers in Charlotte, North Carolina, will meet with you for free. Once you hire us, our next step is to start gathering the evidence you need to support your claim. We’ll also identify any witnesses, including experts, who can support your case.
Our personal injury legal team in Charlotte can also take care of every aspect of your case, including these tasks:
- Communicating with your insurance company
- Discussing issues with the person that hurt you
- Calculating how much compensation you’re entitled to
- Negotiating settlements on your behalf
- Ensuring you file all court-related and insurance documents on time
- Representing you at hearings and at trial
Our goal is to take the worry out of the process so you can focus on your recovery.
How long does it take to resolve a personal injury case?
Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you determine how long you may have to wait for a recovery. Keep in mind that the answer to this question will depend on whether you pursue your case at trial or settle out of court.
If you’re suing a company, it may take longer to reach a resolution because companies typically have a large litigation budget. It may take only a matter of a few months to settle a case if you’re suing an individual.
When should you hire a Charlotte personal injury lawyer?
You should hire a lawyer as soon as you’re ready! If you’re safe and sound and have had time to collect your thoughts after an accident, it’s the perfect time to learn how a personal injury lawyer can help you.
It’s also important not to wait too long because you have a limited time to file a lawsuit. You must act quickly under North Carolina law to preserve your claim. For most claims, you’ll have up to three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. But remember that it can take a long time to gather the evidence you need. And, of course, if you’re suing a government agency for an injury, the timeframe can be much shorter.
You should also know that you don’t need any money upfront before you retain our law firm. Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. That means we take a percentage of the money we collect on your behalf as payment for our services.
To learn more about how our personal injury team in Charlotte, North Carolina, can help you, get in touch today. Call, email, or text the experienced lawyers in the Montgomery office of Hunter & Everage now.