A personal injury is a difficult thing for anyone to face and recover from. There are so many things to worry about that your legal rights may not even be first and foremost in your mind. You are focused on doctor visits, prescriptions, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and how you will manage to pay off these expenses in addition to your usual bills. This is especially difficult if your injury keeps you from being able to continue with your usual employment. You are likely well aware that you deserve compensation for these injuries and losses, and you may expect the insurance company that contacts you to be well aware of this too. You may assume that they’ll offer a fair settlement because that’s only the right thing to do.
Unfortunately, it is a big mistake to assume that an insurance claims adjuster has your best interests at heart. In reality, they are more likely to manipulate you into accepting a low settlement. If you’re not careful, you may end up with no settlement at all. Whether you realize it yet or not, at some point you’re going to have to consider hiring a North Carolina personal injury attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and your losses are fairly compensated.
The Benefit of Choosing an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
While you’re focusing on your recovery, expenses, and lost wages, if you hire an experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney, you’ll have a legal professional on your side to handle the complexities of the law as it relates to your case. The idea of being taken advantage of or of being misled by the insurance company will be one less thing to worry about. No matter how minor or severe your injury is, a personal injury attorney can help. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about another expense when you hire an attorney. Rather, you can look forward to paying no upfront fees and not paying a dime until you receive compensation. This means that you’ve got nothing to lose from consulting an attorney and a lot of peace of mind to gain.
Beware of the Insurance Companies and Claims Adjusters
The whole point of having insurance is to be insured against losses to yourself and/or others. Yet, the reality of insurance is that your insurance claims adjuster wants nothing more than to save money for the insurance company. It is a business, after all. This is why you find that they will pressure you to accept a settlement early, and typically for far less than what you are rightfully owed. They may seem very polite and concerned about your condition, or they may resort to threatening that you won’t get anything if you don’t accept their offer now. Don’t trust the insurance company. Trust your personal injury attorney to circumvent their tactics.
Your Personal Injury Attorney Will Fight For Your Rights
After you’ve suffered a personal injury, you are at your most vulnerable. You are in no position to become an expert in North Carolina personal injury laws, and you should not have to fight to ensure that your rights are protected and your losses are compensated. Fortunately, this is exactly what a personal injury attorney is for. The Remington & Dixon Law Firm is here to help you by fighting for your rights and the compensation that you deserve, while you focus on recovering and rebuilding your life.
Who Is Responsible for Your Injury?
After you’ve experienced an accident that resulted in personal injuries and a potential personal injury claim, you’ll need to get the contact and insurance information of everyone else who was involved or associated with the injury. In an auto accident, this is the other driver. In an injury that takes place on someone else’s property, this is the property owner. In an injury that was caused by the negligence of another person, this is the person to get the information from. In some cases, there may be more than one person.
For example, if your injury takes place on someone else’s property, but an entirely different person caused it, then you’ll want to be safe and obtain the information of the property owner and the negligent party. The same goes for an auto accident that involves multiple vehicles. Get the contact and insurance information from everyone who is involved. Then, contact your own insurance company to let them know about the accident and the injury that occurred.
Seek a Free Consultation from the Remington & Dixon Law Firm
You should avoid talking to anyone about your injuries (aside from your own insurance company) before speaking with an attorney. You will likely be required to talk to your own insurance company to inform them of the injury based on your contractual agreement with that insurance provider. However, you can remain vague until you’ve spoken with a lawyer.
You should be especially vague and cautious when speaking to the insurance company of any other involved and potentially liable party. The most important thing that you can do is to seek a free consultation from an dedicated personal injury lawyer in Charlotte. Contact the Remington & Dixon Law Firm as soon as possible to get your free consultation and advice regarding your claim.
Brandon double-majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned his Juris Doctor from Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. Throughout his career, Brandon has received numerous awards and recognition from his peers and agencies that rate attorneys. A few of these awards are from The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyer in 2014, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 in 2014, Nation’s Top One Percent: National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2015, Super Lawyers: Rising Stars in 2018 and 2019, and North Carolina Business Magazine: Legal Elite in 2019, among others.