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How Are Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out?

Personal injury settlements are paid out in accordance with the North Carolina statutory requirements regarding personal injury liens, together with the Federal rules surrounding ERISA and Medicare liens. Our goal is to put as much money in our client’s pocket as possible. In doing so, we have to abide by the rules which govern your personal injury settlement proceeds.

Personal Injury Settlement Checks

Once we reach a settlement with your approval, the insurance company will issue a check made out to you and The Layton Law Firm, PLLC. This check will be deposited into our trust account. The funds will remain in our trust account until they clear, and until you sign a personal injury settlement statement. By signing the settlement statement, you are indicating that you are in agreement with the proposed distribution of funds. This allows your personal injury attorney to disburse the funds with confidence.

Personal Injury Settlement Statements

When you settle your personal injury claim, you will sign off on a personal injury settlement statement. This statement will show all incoming funds related to your injury as credits, with corresponding debits shown as items going to third parties including your attorney fee, health insurance lien payments, medical provider lien payments, and any other items which need to be paid as part of the settlement. The bottom figure will of course be a line item showing you how much you are receiving as part of the settlement.

Limits On Payments To Lien Holders

Fortunately, there is a limit on the amount of your personal injury settlement which needs to be paid out to lien holders and other medical providers. The statutory language in N.C.G.S. 44-49 and 44-50 dictates whether or not a medical provider has a lien. It also limits those providers with liens to a certain percentage of your settlement. Your personal injury attorney will apply this rule of law to the facts of your particular personal injury settlement, and disburse accordingly.

It is important to understand that you will have a choice when reaching a settlement. You can decide whether to pay the statutory minimum to lien holders under N.C.G.S. 44-49 and 44-50, which may leave some billing left over for you to address after settlement. In the alternative, you can work with your personal injury lawyer to negotiate the billing and reach a final settlement on those bills. Our office will make sure you understand the options and work with you to make a choice which is best suited to you.

Receiving Your Personal Injury Settlement Check

Once you sign off on your personal injury settlement statement, your attorney can issue a check to you on the same day. Because you must sign of on the statement in person, most checks are delivered simultaneously. The funds should clear your account as soon as they are deposited, as NC attorney trust account funds are considered to be certified funds and treated as such by banking institutions. If you need your funds wired directly into your account, we can assist with wiring the funds. This will save you a trip to the bank and in special situations makes sense to do.

If you would like to speak with an attorney about your personal injury case, we’re here to help. The call is free and you will come away with a much better understanding of your options. You can reach us at 704.749.7747 or click to request a FREE CASE EVALUATION, and we will be in touch shortly.

Further Reading

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Contusions From Car Accidents

Our clients’ medical records often reflect contusions from car accidents. Often, insurance adjusters seek to minimize the impact of contusions when it comes to settlement offers. Working with a personal injury lawyer will help to make sure you are treated fairly when you reach a personal injury settlement.

What Is A Contusion?

A contusion is a condition where a capillary or blood vessel is leaking into the surrounding area. While it can be painful and take time to heal, put more simply, a contusion is a medical term for a bruise.

Soft Tissue Contusions From Car Accidents

The most common type of contusion is a a soft tissue contusion. Muscle contusions are bruised muscles or tendons. These can result from impact with your dashboard or steering wheel in a car accident. You will have some or all of the following symptoms:

Discoloration

Swelling

Stiffness

Soreness

While you should seek medical attention for your injuries, there is not much a physician can do to treat a contusion. They will recommend Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation or “RICE”. They will also prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs to help reduce the pain and inflammation. Lastly, they may recommend a brace or wrap to keep the area in place while it heals.

Bone Contusions From Car Accidents

A second type of contusion is a bone contusion. While the end result is similar to a soft tissue contusion, bone contusions are less common. They also take more time to heal. Whereas a muscle contusion may take a few days to a few weeks, a bone contusion can take a few months to heal.

How Do I Know If I Have A Broken Bone?

Quite often, doctors will take x-rays or an MRI to confirm that your condition is in fact a contusion and not a broken or fractured bone. This is simply a process of elimination. While an x-ray won’t show a bone bruise, it can help to eliminate a fracture as the culprit.

What Is A Contusion Worth In Personal Injury?

Your personal injury claim is made up of numerous elements. While a contusion alone is not a high value personal injury, you deserve to be treated fairly by the insurance company for the at fault driver. A personal injury lawyer can help to build your case from many aspects—lost wages, pain and suffering, and special damages.

Contusions from car accidents help to tell the story of the accident. A contusion on your head or face shows you made contact with your vehicle upon impact. While the injury alone may not give rise to a large personal injury settlement, it helps to establish the violent nature of the car accident.

Speak With A Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you’ve been in an accident and would like advice, we’re here to help. You can reach us at 704.749.7747 or click to request a FREE CASE EVALUATION. We know you have choices. We hope you choose to Recover With Us.

Rear Ended By A Company Vehicle

When you are rear ended by a company vehicle, it’s important to understand your rights. Your claim for damages can often be dramatically different when you’re rear ended by a company vehicle. The reason for this is the potential for punitive damages, which increase the value of your personal injury case. Punitive damages are codified by the NC General Statutes in N.C.G.S. sec. 1D.

As a Charlotte personal injury law firm, our firm has experience representing individuals who have been in accidents involving commercial vehicles. Sometimes those clients are pedestrians who have been struck by a work vehicle. Other times, our client was rear ended by a company vehicle while driving their own personal vehicle.

How Your Case Is Different When A Commercial Vehicle Is Involved

In a typical car accident, both drivers are operating their personal vehicles. Ideally, both drivers are insured at the time of the accident. The at fault party can expect to pay damages to the other driver if they were injured in the accident. In these cases, each driver should carry the NC state minimum insurance requirements. In the event the injuries exceed the policy limits of the at fault driver, our firm can typically recover additional funds from our client’s insurance company under the Underinsured Motorist coverage on our client’s policy.

In the commercial setting, if someone is rear ended by a company vehicle, a few things are different. First, the insurance limits covering the company driver will typically be much higher than those carried by most private motorists. Second, as a personal injury law firm, we will investigate the facts surrounding the accident to determine if the company itself is at fault. For example:

Did the company driver have a prior history of accidents?

Did a failure to maintain the company vehicle contribute to the accident?

Does the company have a history of negligent retention of employees?

In the corporate setting, when you are rear ended by a company vehicle, your case may be a good case for additional damages. Juries are often asked to consider punitive damages in these cases. This changes the nature of the jury’s deliberation. Usually, a jury is awarding the injured party an amount of money meant to compensate the injured party for their loss. When punitive damages are considered by a jury, the jury is considering an amount which will discourage the at fault company and all other companies from engaging in similar behavior. This is why a failure to maintain a vehicle, or knowledge surrounding an employee’s prior driving record are relevant.

Negotiating A Claim When Rear Ended By A Company Vehicle

The available insurance coverage, and the public policy to prevent companies from knowingly engaging in negligent behavior changes the negotiation. Your personal injury lawyer will present your case to the insurance adjuster or their attorney in a manner which reflects this. By citing recent case law which supports the damages requested, your lawyer can build the value of your case so that you are adequately compensated.

Ultimately, your personal injury settlement should reflect all circumstances surrounding your accident. Our staff will walk you through the demand package we are submitting to the insurance company to be sure you understand the process as we request settlement from the insurance adjuster.

Investigating The At Fault Company

Another distinguishing factor in rear end collisions involving commercial vehicles is the tendency for the personal injury law firm to employ an investigator to research the company’s history. This investigation will include uncovering past accidents, corporate policies, and finally whether the company complies with state and federal regulations. In cases like these, quite often the case is as much about your injury as it is about the company’s failure to abide by the rules for doing business in the state. If a failure to follow those rules contributed to the accident, it becomes a key factor in achieving full value for your claim.

Speak With A Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Most of our clients have never sued another individual. Most of our clients have never been seriously injured in a car accident before. We understand this is all new territory to you, and your primary focus is on recovery from your injuries. In our opinion, it makes sense to partner with a personal injury law firm to be sure your rights are protected and you are treated fairly.

If you’d like to speak with us about your accident, call us at 704.749.7747 or click for a FREE CASE EVALUATION and we will reach out to discuss your case today.

Rear End Collision Demand Letter

If you are in search of a rear end collision demand letter, you have either received one or you are preparing to write one. In either case, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer about your rights. It may be tempting to settle a car accident claim on your own; however, individuals routinely compromise their rights and settle for less than a fair amount when doing so. Call us at 704.749.7747 or click for a FREE CASE EVALUATION and you will receive a call from a lawyer today.

Rear End Collision Personal Injury Process

Were you in a rear end collision? If so, there is a process you personal injury attorney will go through before presenting your claim to the insurance company. First, you will complete intake paperwork. This is necessary to form a contract between you and your personal injury attorney. Second, your attorney will send a Letter of Representation to the insurance company representing the at-fault party. Lastly, your attorney will gather all of your medical records and medical billing associated with the injury. This insures you are addressing any Medical Liens associated with the personal injury claim.

Drafting Your Rear End Collision Demand Letter

Your injury attorney will confirm your treatment with you once all medical records and billing have arrived in the lawyer’s office. Together with a description of the facts, these become the cornerstone content for your demand letter. Essentially, your medical records and bills tell the story of your injury. As a result, your attorney will refer to those records and bills when building your case in the demand letter.

Additional Demand Letter Items

In addition to the records and billing, your rear end collision demand letter will contain any Special Damages you experienced as a result of the accident. Special damages often change what your personal injury settlement is worth.  These range from missing important life events to the inability to carry out life as you did prior to the accident. Lastly, your attorney will request lost wages from you. Often, your employer is required to sign off on a lost wages affidavit. Lastly, if you are self-employed, your attorney may request a few years of tax returns to demonstrate your lost wages.

Reviewing Your Rear End Collision Demand Letter

You will have a chance to review the rear end collision demand letter with your lawyer. It’s important that you carefully review the chronology of medical treatment. If you notice any billing is missing from the demand letter, you can notify your attorney as well. Your demand amount is often a function of your medical billing. As a result, discovering all billing prior to submitting the demand letter is crucial.

Remember, the review process is a chance for you to assist your attorney in telling the story of your claim. The demand letter should paint a complete picture for the insurance adjuster. It is an opportunity to demonstrate how your life has been affected by the accident. It is also a chance to remind the insurance adjuster there is a human being who was affected—it’s not just a ‘numbers game.’

Submitting The Demand Letter

Your attorney will submit your rear end collision demand letter. It’s important to remember that the letter will be submitted with bills and records. As a result, the total package submitted often contains in excess of 1,000 pages of material. The demand letter serves as the table of contents for that material.

The insurance adjuster should confirm receipt of the demand package to your personal injury attorney. After submitting the letter, it will most likely take 45-60 days for the adjuster to review the demand package. Your attorney will dutifully check with the adjuster for updates as time passes. Ultimately, the adjuster should make an offer to settle the claim.

Further Reading

You may want to read our post about how long your personal injury settlement will take. You can also see over 100 articles on our Personal Injury Blog page.

Speak With A Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you were injured in a rear end car accident, you should speak with a lawyer today. Personal injury lawyers help protect your rights against aggressive insurance companies. Additionally, the call is free. You can reach us at 704.749.7747 or click for a FREE CASE EVALUATION and an attorney will call you today.

How Personal Injury Settlements Work

Understanding how personal injury settlements work will shed some light on the process behind a personal injury claim. The journey from your car accident date to the date you receive your personal injury settlement can be a very long one. Rest assured, your personal injury attorney is diligently working each part of your claim throughout the process. Generally, the phases of a claim leading up to understanding how personal injury settlements work, includes the following:

Starting A Claim – The law firm will send a letter of representation on your behalf, to let the other driver’s insurance company know we represent you. This also helps to confirm if there is insurance coverage, or whether you may need to pursue a Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claim.

Gathering Medical Records and Bills – Your medical records and medical bills become evidence in your personal injury claim or at trial. They are used to help establish the value of your claim.

Establishing Lost Wages – If you missed work due to your personal injury, we will establish a lost wages claim which becomes a component of our demand package for the insurance adjuster.

Establishing Other Special Damages – If you have other special damages related to the injury, we will disclose those and place a value on them. Examples include: missing a family wedding, missing a vacation, etc.

Reviewing Your Demand Package – We will carefully review your demand letter before sending it out to the insurance adjuster. We are sure to get your approval and input when suggesting an appropriate settlement amount in the demand letter.

Submitting Your Demand Package – Our firm delivers the demand package to the insurance adjuster and confirms receipt of the package. We also provide any additional information requested by the adjuster after their initial review of the package.

The next part in understanding how personal injury settlements work relates to negotiating the claim. It is rare for the insurance company to give us exactly what we asked for. As a result, we will need to defend our position and show a willingness to compromise, at many stages of negotiating the claim. Once we have a first offer from the insurance company, we can decide on our next steps together, before responding with a counter-offer of our own.

Hopefully, after a few rounds of negotiations, both sides are able to reach an agreed upon settlement amount. However, before you agree to that settlement amount, it’s important to consider having us negotiate your medical billing for you. This can dramatically change the amount you receive from your settlement.

Negotiating Medical Billing

Once we know the top settlement offer, we will approach each billing provider and request a reduction in their fees. There are NC statutes which assist us in successfully doing so, like NCGS 44-49 and NCGS 44-50. Those statutes serve to limit the amount of your settlement which must go to billing providers.

Negotiating Medical Liens

Much like medical bills, understanding how personal injury settlements work includes understanding that your health insurance company may have a lien against your personal injury settlement. This lien needs to be negotiated as part of the overall settlement, prior to you accepting the settlement offer.

Reviewing The Settlement Statement

Finally, after we’ve reached a settlement amount, and after we’ve negotiated bills and liens for you, you will be presented with a settlement statement. This shows all incoming funds (the settlement amount), and continues to show you where each penny is going. This of course includes the final amount going to you. The settlement statement is helpful in understanding how personal injury settlements work, because it shows you all of the pieces of the puzzle together in one place.

Receiving Your Check

When you sign the settlement statement, you’ll receive your check. Your check is written on a NC Attorney IOLTA trust account, and as such, your bank should treat the funds as certified funds. They should be available immediately upon deposit.

Further Reading

You can click to read over 100 articles on our our Personal Injury Blog. Or you can read a specific article like When To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer.

Speak With A Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you have questions about how personal injury settlements work, or if you’d like to speak with us about an accident you were in, please call 704.749.7747 or click for a FREE CASE EVALUATION and we will reach out today. We know you have options. We hope you choose to Recover With Us.

If you have a minor child injured in North Carolina, you may want to speak to a Child Injury Lawyer in Charlotte, NC. When a child is injured in a pedestrian accident, a slip and fall, or a car accident, you may be able to recover from the at-fault party.

What Makes A Good Child Injury Lawyer?

Generally, a personal injury law firm that handles claims on behalf of adults is competent to handle claims for children or minors. We have found over the years that the ability to connect with the child is a critical element to successfully negotiating personal injury claims involving children. Quite often, the child’s story or version of the facts may change, because their memory is different from the memory of adults. Your personal injury attorney will be able to assist in helping the child clearly remember the facts, without attempting to change or distort them.

Connecting with a minor or a child is a critical part of a healthy attorney-client relationship. While a parent or a Guardian Ad Litem will ultimately represent the child’s best interests, the child’s interaction with the law firm should help the child feel comfortable and protected. Great personal injury attorneys understand that a different set of communication skills is necessary to accomplish these tasks when a child is involved.

Will We Have To File A Lawsuit For A Minor?

Some claims settle without the need for a lawsuit; however, if the claim is to be settled for more than $5,000.00, the insurance company will typically require court approval. The reason for doing so arises out of a fear that when the child reaches the age of majority, they could argue that the insurance company treated them unfairly. By requiring court approval for the settlement, the insurance company is protected. Additionally, parents are protected in this environment as well. If you reach a settlement agreement prior to filing the lawsuit, the lawsuit is typically referred to as a “Friendly Lawsuit” and will not involve depositions, or having the child take the witness stand. The parties are simply asking for court approval for the settlement amount.

Should We Speak With A Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney?

If your minor child has been injured and you believe another party may be at fault, you should speak with a child injury lawyer in Charlotte, NC. The call is known as a consultation, and it is free. Our goal is to provide you with advice and to help you understand your options. You can call us at 704.749.7747 or click HERE to request a phone call. We know you have options. We hope you choose to Recover With Us.

We have found that our personal injury clients simply want to be treated fairly by insurance companies. Deciding what is fair treatment can be a difficult proposition. The definition of a fair settlement changes depending upon the facts surrounding the accident. Lastly, because each case is unique, hiring a personal injury lawyer to assist you can make all the difference. While settling your claim without a personal injury lawyer is possible, we have found clients receive better settlements with the help of an attorney.

How Is My Settlement Calculated?

A NC personal injury calculator can be quite misleading. Most personal injury settlements are based upon a combination of compensation for Medical Bills, Lost Wages, Pain and Suffering, and Special Damages. Because the facts surrounding each accident are different, these calculations may be adjusted in numerous ways. For instance, the same injuries sustained in a rear-end collision may receive a higher settlement than those sustained in a slip and fall accident. The reason for this is the insurance company defending the case may believe you contributed to the slip and fall injury, and will discount the settlement accordingly. This is the concept of Contributory Negligence, and it can result in no recovery at all.

Will I Receive A Breakdown Of My Settlement Calculations?

Generally, no. Your personal injury lawyer will submit a detailed demand package which sets out a theory of liability, medical treatment, and damages. That demand package will include specific amounts for medical bills, lost wages, and any additional damages. However, the insurance company’s offer of settlement will typically be a lump sum amount. To help you understand the settlement offer, we will show you how your personal injury settlement proceeds will be applied to your case, and show you a final amount which you will receive.

While some clients desire to know specifically how much the insurance company is allotting for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, the easiest way to think about your settlement is in terms of how much you will receive after payments to all parties have been made. You should know this amount prior to accepting your personal injury settlement. This is generally presented to you by your personal injury lawyer in the form of a Settlement Statement.

Is There An Online NC Personal Injury Calculator?

If you find an online personal injury calculator, you should be weary of it. The value of your settlement will depend upon so many very specific factors, and a calculator simply can’t account for all of them. If each claim was exactly alike, the need for representation by a NC personal injury lawyer would not be as important. Because each claim is unique, the expertise your personal injury lawyer has will increase the value of your claim as the lawyer argues the value of your claim with the insurance adjuster.

What Factors Will My Attorney Argue About With The Adjuster?

First, your attorney must put forth a theory of liability to establish the other party was at fault. If you were rear-ended, this is admittedly easier in North Carolina. In a multiple vehicle “pile up”, this task becomes much more difficult. The same is true of a slip and fall in a grocery store or retail store. The insurance adjuster will argue, for instance, that you contributed to the vehicle accident, or that you contributed to the slip and fall in some manner. They will use this theory to de-value your claim, no matter what the injuries were.

Successful arguments related to the following items can make all the difference:

  • Lost Wages – Your attorney will establish you actually lost wages due to the accident. We negotiate lost wages where adjusters believe the injured party should have returned to work more quickly.
  • Medical Bills—Quite often the insurance adjuster will argue the injured party received ‘excessive treatment’ and will not want to pay for all of it. Your personal injury lawyer will examine the treatment notes and defend the treatment you received as necessary and ordinary for the injuries.
  • Pain and Suffering—Your personal injury attorney will tell the story surrounding your injury. This humanizes you in the eyes of the insurance adjuster and when done convincingly, increases the value of your claim.
  • Special Damages—If the injury you sustained led to missing out on important life events (A wedding, or a graduation, for example), the attorney will put the adjuster on notice of those Special Damages and argue for compensation related to them.
  • Threat of Lawsuit—Perhaps one of the strongest reasons for employing a personal injury lawyer is that the insurance company sees the case differently when negotiating with a lawyer. They know if a resolution can’t be reached, they face having to defend a lawsuit which could cost them considerably.

What Are My Next Steps

If you’ve been injured in an accident of any type, you should speak with a NC personal injury lawyer. Our firm—and most firms—offer free consultations by phone or in person. There is no commitment to hire us, and the goal is to help you understand your options. You can call us at 704.749.7747 or click HERE to request a phone call. We know you have choices. We hope you choose to Recover With Us.

Accident lawyers in Charlotte assist individuals who have been injured as the result of a car accident, pedestrian accident, or some other type of vehicular accident. Choosing your accident lawyer is an important part of your personal injury claim and can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

There are numerous choices when it comes to accident lawyers in Charlotte, and it is our opinion and experience that many of them do an excellent job for their personal injury clients. We believe that a successful relationship with a personal injury client comes down to results and relationship.

Your Personal Injury Lawyer Relationship

Entering into an agreement for legal representation creates a close relationship between the accident lawyer and the client. With every relationship comes expectations, challenges, and hopefully rewarding results. Our promise to you is to keep you informed of the status of your case, and to make sure you understand your options at any time along the way to resolving the claim or navigating the lawsuit.

Unlike other firms where it’s nearly impossible to speak to the attorney, you will always have access to your accident lawyer and paralegal.

Results

We can’t promise results. What we promise is that we will do everything in our power to maximize your results and obtain a result with which you are satisfied. No case settles without your prior advanced permission, and you’ll know your final take-home amount before saying yes to an offer from a personal injury insurance adjuster. Accident lawyers in Charlotte earn their good reputation with clients by not only obtaining the best offer possible from the insurance company, but also by negotiating with medical billing providers in those instances where it makes sense to do so. This means less of your personal injury settlement goes to medical creditors and more of it goes to you.

Call A Charlotte Accident Lawyer Today

We’re here to provide guidance, whether you decide to hire us or not. The call is free. Find out more about your rights and options by speaking with a Charlotte accident lawyer. You can reach us at 704.749.7747 or click HERE to request a call. We know you have choices. We hope you choose to Recover With Us.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating accident, call us at 704.749.7747 to speak to a lawyer today. The phone consultation is free and our goal is for you to better understand your options as a result of the call. There is no obligation to select our firm to represent you—we’re happy to just to give you the help you need.

Miles and Miles of Coastline

The lakes surrounding Charlotte, NC offer endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation; however, with Lake Norman alone boasting 520 miles of shoreline, there are bound to be boating accidents. When clients call our office with questions about boating accidents, quite often they are looking for clarification around determining fault. The reason for this is that the “rules of the road” are not as clearly defined in the water as they are on our roads and highways.

Boating accidents can be the result of two boats colliding, boats colliding with obstacles in the water, or mechanical failures of the boat. When you add the likelihood of swimmers, water skiers, and unrestrained passengers, the outcome can be deadly. All too often, alcohol is a contributing factor in boating accidents, and inebriated boat operators face additional charges for Boating While Intoxicated (BWI).

Common Injuries in Boating Accidents

Injuries resulting from boating accidents can be similar to those resulting from car accidents; however, with the presence of water there is the ever-present threat of drowning. Common injuries include:

  • Drowning
  • Broken Bones
  • Concussions
  • Property Damage
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Injuries to Children
  • Injuries to the Elderly

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission compiles annual statistics related to boating accidents which can be viewed HERE.

Speak With A Boating Accident Attorney

The next step you can take to find out whether you have a negligence claim related to a boating accident is to speak with a personal injury lawyer. Call us at 704.749.7747 for a free phone consultation. Or, you can click HERE to request a call from us. We know you have choices, and we hope you  choose to Recover With Us.

Everyone wants a fair personal injury settlement, and over the years, we have found that most personal injury clients’ primary desire is to be treated fairly. They are not looking for a pay day. That being said, clients calling to discuss their personal injury claim with us routinely ask what their claim is worth. While we hesitate to predict what an individual might receive in a personal injury settlement or a jury verdict, we consult a few factors to assist us:

Who Was At Fault

Parties often disagree on who was at fault for in any given auto accident or slip and fall claim. Quite often, in a car accident, both parties experience injuries as a result of the accident. The key to being compensated for your injuries begins with convincing the opposing insurance company their driver was at fault. If you can’t prove liability (in court) or convince the other side to accept liability (in or out of court), then regardless of your injuries, you will not recovery anything. This factor takes on a more complicated analysis when the injury is the result of a slip and fall accident.

Valuing Your Injury

Insurance companies and juries will typically value your injuries based on some factor of your medical billing, together with lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other special circumstances your injury caused or will cause in the future. Your disability rating is considered together with these factors, if you have one. Mecklenburg county juries are conservative when it comes to damages for personal injury plaintiffs. While this is reflected when an insurance company offers a settlement amount, you’ll find your personal injury attorney will add value to your case by defending your right to be compensated fairly.

Defining Fairness

Every personal injury client is different, and every fact scenario is different. Fairness is subjective. That being said, we maximize your settlement by employing our experience and resources to defend against denials of liability and low settlement offers. The choice is yours whether to settle or not; we are here to provide you guidance in that decision when the time comes.

Take Next Steps

Take the next step and call a Charlotte personal injury lawyer today. We conduct phone consultations at no charge. You will come away from the phone call with a much better understanding of what your options are. We would love to partner with you in your journey toward resolving your personal injury claim or lawsuit. If you would like to speak with an attorney today, call 704.749.7747 or click HERE to request a call. We hope you’ll choose to Recover With Us.