Frequently Asked Questions
Before giving Wilson Williams Law, PLLC. a call for help with your personal injury case, check out a few of our most commonly asked questions—and helpful answers.
Perhaps the most difficult aspect for plaintiff's attorneys is the evaluation of potential cases. At Wilson Williams Law, we take extraordinary measures to fully evaluate your case before we answer the question: "Do I have a case?"
We believe what you really need to know is: "Do I have a case that has merit and can be successful?"
We answer that question through a very careful analysis of the facts, the evidence, and the applicable law. A free initial consultation, is the first step.
Our attorneys are here to listen to your specific problem. We want to hear what happened, who was involved, and what damage or disability has resulted. We’ll work with you to gather together all the facts of your case.
As a result, it is helpful for you to bring pertinent information and documents with you to this first meeting. Please note: There is no fee for your initial consultation.
After your initial visit, your attorney will evaluate the facts of your case, review, review the law, and study the overall merit of your case. Sometimes, Wilson Williams Law seeks the opinions of experts to help determine if the case can be successful. We only accept cases we believe can be successful.
“Contributory negligence” is an issue that most people don't know or care about, until they face this problematic law themselves.
In North Carolina, if another person can prove that you are just slightly to blame for your injury, you cannot recovery any compensation—even if you are the one hurt by someone else's negligence. It’s an insurance company’s dream, and can be a victim’s nightmare. But, we’re here to help—be sure to give us a call.
Nearly all of our personal injury clients choose to work with us on a contingency basis. That means we only receive legal fees if we are successful in representing you, either through a settlement or jury trial verdict.
In North Carolina, most cases are tried or resolved within one and one-half years of the date the lawsuit is filed. However, we always try to reach a pre-lawsuit resolution in all personal injury and wrongful death cases. The more complicated cases may involve extensive pre-filing activity as part of the case investigation, which may increase the timeline.
When Wilson Williams Law files a lawsuit on your behalf, our mission is to establish that the defendant is responsible for the incident that caused your injuries. We also strive to prove that the defendant is responsible for compensating you for those injuries. A just compensation and fair evaluation of the effects the injuries sustained must also be established. Cases go to trial when the parties disagree on the responsibility for the incident or don’t agree on the case value, or amount of compensation for injuries.
Our approach to the practice of law is simple: Accept only cases of true merit and then exhaustively prepare the case using the full resources of our firm. If we don't believe that a successful outcome is possible, we will refuse the case out of respect for you and for the legal process.
Our record is excellent. We place a great deal of emphasis on thoroughly evaluating a case before we agree to represent a client. This evaluation—where we fully examine the incident, the injuries, all of the evidence, and applicable law—is how we decide which cases we'll accept. Additionally, we believe that there is no substitute for thorough preparation, which is why we're devoted to exhaustively preparing your case.