From the initial shock to the subsequent pain and disability, automobile accidents are traumatic experiences. Trying to negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault driver’s aggressive insurance adjuster only makes the experience more frustrating. The Wake County automobile accident attorneys of Maginnis Howard can help you navigate through the personal injury claim process. Unless our clients request otherwise, we always first try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement on your behalf. However, if the insurance company takes a hard stance and refuses to offer your fair compensation, we will file suit and, if necessary, litigate your case all the way through trial. To speak now with one of our Wake County car accident lawyers, contact us at 919.480.8526 or 919.526.0450. You may also submit inquiries regarding your case via our contact page.
There are several advantages to retaining an automobile accident attorney when you have been injured due to the negligence of another party. One way in which an attorney can assist you is by advising as to the full extent of your damages. Insurance companies dealing with unrepresented claimants frequently state their opinion as to damages as though it were fact. They will often attempt to negotiate small recoveries based upon their own very self-interested view of how long a person should be in pain and receive medical treatment. Do not take their opinion as fact. Only you and your doctor know how long your treatment was necessary and how much pain you endured. Our lawyers will fight to recover damages for your full period of pain and disability and for all medical expenses associated with your automobile accident. We will also discuss with you other potential damages, including punitive damages, lost wages, loss of wage earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.
The second major advantage to retaining counsel, particularly in larger cases, is the identification of sources of recovery. In the state of North Carolina, drivers must only carry insurance policies with $30,000.00 of liability insurance for a single injured party. In many cases, the injured parties medical bills alone will exceed this amount, and with lost wages and pain and suffering, they will be entitled to an amount well in excess of $30,000.00. If your damages are in excess of $30,000.00, we will work with you to try to determine every source from which you may recover, including, for example, underinsured motorist coverage.
The Wake County automobile accident attorneys of Maginnis Law offer free evaluations to prospective clients. We can usually start with a telephone consultation, and if you would like a follow up meeting, our lawyers will meet with you at our downtown Raleigh office. You will not first be filtered through support personnel as you might be at bigger personal injury firms.
Maginnis Law’s Wake County car accident lawyers handle all personal injury matters on a contingency basis. You do not pay any attorneys’ fees unless and until you make a recovery from the at-fault driver and/or his automobile insurance company. If you or a family member has been injured in an automobile accident anywhere in Wake County, including Interest 40, US Highway 64, or US Highway 1, call the Wake County attorneys of Maginnis Law at 919.480.8526 or 919.526.0450. You may also submit inquiries, including requests to be contacted, via our contact page.