Typically, the process after a North Carolina automobile accident is uncharted territory, and you are not sure what to do. For smaller claims, it may be possible to “learn on the go” and negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on your own behalf. However, for automobile accident involving more serious injuries, such as ones with extensive medical expenses, you should consider retaining an attorney quickly to represent you against the insurance company. The attorneys of Maginnis Law regularly represent clients with a Garner automobile accident injury case, and can help you recover the fair compensation to which you are entitled.
The first step in any personal injury claim is the identification of your legally recognized damages. This is difficult to do without a full analysis by an experienced lawyer, but there are some general areas of damages of which you should be aware. First, you are entitled to recover all medical and pharmaceutical expenses proximately caused by the car accident. This is true even if the accident exacerbated a pre-existing condition such as degenerative disc disease. You are also entitled to recover damages for lost wages and loss of wage earning capacity. For a discussion of the difference, see this blog from our firm here.
Some of the other damages you are entitled to are not always easy to calculate and are simply based upon a projection of what a jury would award you based upon the exact circumstances of your case. They include compensation for physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering, as well as, temporary and permanent disability.
The attorneys of Maginnis Law can assist you with your automobile accident personal injury claim. Because our firm does not have an extensive staff of “case managers” and “paralegals,” we work directly with our client and learn for ourselves the numerous ways their car accident has changed their life. This tends to be very valuable in negotiating and litigating their claim.
Our firm provides free consultations and evaluations for all Garner automobile accident claims, and is willing to travel to meet with potential clients. All Garner automobile accident claims are accepted on a contingency basis so that you pay no attorneys’ fees unless and until you recover for your personal injuries.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in or around Garner, North Carolina, including US Highway 70, contact the Garner automobile accident attorneys of Maginnis Law at 919.480.8526. You may also send confidential email inquiries using our contact page