Getting hurt in an accident can be scary, complicated, and confusing. What should you do to help mitigate the cost? And, do you need to reach out to a personal injury attorney for help?
You likely have many questions about your accident, managing injury care and costs, and how best to proceed with legal action. Here are some common questions and answers we see with many of our own personal injury clients.
What if I don’t feel like I’m injured?
You’ve likely heard this before, but, it is common after an accident to not feel hurt or realize you’ve been injured until later. The stress and adrenaline of experiencing a traumatic event can contribute to a false sense of well-being. Sometimes aches, pains, bruises, and even minor breaks don’t become noticeable until hours or days after an accident.
It is always a good idea to be checked out by a medical professional either at the scene of your accident or shortly thereafter.
Do I have a solid reason to file a personal injury case?
That depends, and a lot can go into answering this question. A good personal injury lawyer can help provide the right direction for your personal situation. Your lawyer will also be able to sort through the events of your accident and determine how best to progress with your claim.
How soon after my accident should I file my case?
The statute of limitations in North Carolina encourages anyone who has been the victim of a personal injury accident to file a claim within three years of the accident’s origination date. This means the clock starts ticking as soon as the event occurs.
Trying to pursue a claim as soon as possible also helps ensure that your memory of the events and any evidence related to your case is fresh and reliable.
The laws surrounding statutes of limitations differ from state to state. For more specific information on the statute of limitations, be sure to read my blog post outlining what the statute of limitations means in North Carolina.
Will I be able to win my case?
There’s no sure-fire way to tell if you’ll successfully win any court case or legal claim. However, there is a good chance that you can indeed achieve a positive outcome if you have been able to rightly prove your claim. Having a good lawyer on your side to advise and guide you is essential.
There are so many complexities to personal injury law—settlements, trials, compensation, and more. Your attorney will help you carve the right path forward and find an appropriate resolution.
How can a lawyer help?
If you’ve been hurt in an accident and are struggling to figure out how best to move forward with a personal injury case, our team and Wilson Williams Law can help. Give us a call at (888) 253-4071 to learn more about your options, what you should do for next steps, and how we can help you through the legal claim process.
We look forward to working with you and helping you get the compensation you deserve.
Note: This blog is intended to be informational only and shall not be construed as legal advice.