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FAQs for Our Greenville, NC Attorneys

What should I do following an accident?

  • Make notes of all events and conversations at the scene.
  • Keep a diary (pain, limitations, medicine, medical care, work issues, etc.)
  • Keep a file of all related papers (accident report, bills, insurance letters, etc.)
  • Take pictures of the damage to all vehicles involved in the accident.
  • Take pictures of your personal injuries.
  • Follow the recommendations of your medical providers.
  • File your medical expense claims with your health insurance carrier.
  • Notify your insurance company and ask about medical pay coverage.
  • Do not give a recorded statement to the liability insurance adjuster.
  • Do not sign a release without advice of counsel.

Do I have a claim?

  • If you were injured in an accident as a result of the fault or negligence of another and did not contribute to your injuries, then you may have a claim for damages caused by that accident.

What types of damages are recoverable?

  • Property damages.
  • Medical expenses, past and future.
  • Lost wages, past and future.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Permanent damages.

When should my case be settled?

  • Your personal injury claim should not be settled until you have been released by your doctor and know the extent of all of your damages.
  • In North Carolina, the statute of limitation for a personal injury claim, generally, is three years from the date of accident.

Should I hire an attorney following an accident?

  • In most accident cases, there are legal issues concerning liability or fault, property damages, personal injury damages, liens, and insurance coverage.
  • An adjuster will contact you after the accident. This adjuster represents the insurance company, not you, and will use his or her experience and training for the benefit of the insurance company.
  • So that your rights will be protected, you need an experienced attorney working for you.

How do I choose an attorney to work for me?

  • Ask your family members and friends about the reputation of the attorney.
  • Find out about the attorney’s experience handling personal injury claims.
  • Find out whether the law firm has experience litigating personal
    injury claims.
  • Meet with the attorney to make sure that you are comfortable with the firm, and confident that the firm will work diligently for you.

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