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Hardison & Cochran Offices

Experienced personal injury attorneys serving all of the state of North Carolina.

Personal Injury FAQs

Seven Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury

hardisonPersonal injury law in North Carolina allows you to obtain compensation for medical bills and other expenses and losses if someone else injures you through negligence, recklessness or criminal intent. Personal injury claims can provide greatly needed financial assistance to victims of car and other motor vehicle accidents, injury from defective medical devices and dangerous drugs, swimming pool accidents, dog attacks and more.

In most cases, hiring an attorney and considering a personal injury lawsuit is new to the accident victim. As personal injury lawyers in North Carolina, we work to help people who have been injured through no fault of their own obtain the compensation they deserve. We take the burden of securing a proper financial settlement off of your shoulders so that you can focus on recovery.

Below are some questions that we commonly hear and answers to help you if you think you have a personal injury claim. If we can assist you further, we’d like to do so in a free, no-obligation legal consultation. Please contact us by phone at 800-600-7969 or online today.

If I have a personal injury claim, how would I prove my case?

To prevail in a personal injury lawsuit, you must show that another party acted with negligence or recklessness and that their actions or failure to actled to you being harmed. Your claim would “demand” compensation for your losses, which would be spelled out in the lawsuit.

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How long do I have after my accident to pursue compensation for a personal injury?

In most cases in North Carolina, you have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. But you must consider the time it takes to develop a proper legal claim. You should not waste any time getting started.

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Must I go to court if I have a personal injury claim?

Not necessarily. Most cases can be settled before trial, which is something we seek to do if we can obtain a settlement that is appropriate and fair to our client.

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How much money can I expect to recover in my personal injury case?

We cannot put a figure on what you might obtain for a personal injury claim, but payment would include direct reimbursement for bills you have paid related to the accident, plus compensation for your pain and suffering. In cases of ongoing medical needs or disability, a proper lawsuit demands compensation for projected future costs.

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If my accident has just now occurred, what should I do to protect a potential injury claim?

Right after an accident you should document what happened and be careful what you say about it. Taking the proper steps and avoiding mistakes after an accident can have a significant impact on the success of a subsequent claim for compensation.

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I’ve recovered from my injury and feel like my losses were well within typical insurance coverage. How can you help me with what should be a simple claim?

We can work with the insurance company to ensure it has a proper request for the compensation you are due and in most cases secure a prompt and full settlement. But it’s important to consider whether the timing in right to settle your claim.

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Do I really need a lawyer to handle my personal injury claim?

A lawyer is not necessary every time someone is hurt in an accident and has a personal injury claim. But, we encourage every accident victim to at least consult a personal injury lawyer to make sure you understand your legal options and the services an attorney can provide.

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Hardison & Cochran offers a free, no obligation meeting to discuss your case and advise you of your legal options. If you already have a settlement offer, we can give you our frank professional opinion about it.

Contact us today for free legal advice.We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

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