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When Do You Need A Lawyer For A Personal Injury?

Featured, Personal Injury

The unfortunate fact of life around us here in Chapel Hill, NC is that people get hurt. Whether it be in a car accident, on the job or medical malpractice accidents do happen. Many times when individuals are hurt in a wide variety of circumstances they file an insurance claim but never consult an attorney. While this may appropriate for some situations on most occasions consulting with an attorney can benefit your claim, even just the threat of speaking with an attorney may be enough to tip the scales in your favor. However, working with an experienced attorney can not be understated when it comes to representation for an injury. The outcomes of personal injury cases can be quite vast and it’s important you get the best representation for you and your family, especially if you are unable to work. Here are some situations that a local attorney like us here at Matthew Charles Law may be able to help you navigate.

Medical Malpractice

You would be surprised how many medical malpractice cases happen in North Carolina each year. Here in the Triangle we are lucky to have some of the most robust and talented hospital systems in the entire country. Unfortunately accidents still do happen, if you have been injured or contracted an illness due to incompetence, carelessness or unprofessional conduct you may be able to seek compensation from the practice. Medical Malpractice comes in many forms, some common examples are:

  • Delayed or Misdiagnosis
  • Wrongful Death
  • Childbirth Injuries
  • Medication Problems
  • Anesthesia Complications
  • Surgery Errors

Medical Malpractices cases are almost always complex and involve many layers of legal guidelines and medical questions which an experienced lawyer can help with. Here at Matthew Charles Law we have been serving the local community for many years and have the ability and experience to help with even the most complex Medical Malpractices cases. If you are thinking of making a claim against a practice, do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions, we are here to help!

Severe Injuries

Severe can come in many forms. Generally however, the severity of the injury and the cost of medical bills are what determine how large a claim you may receive from an insurance company. As the amount of your potential claim increases, the compensation range from an insurance provider also becomes larger. In such cases, it may be worth the expense to hire a lawyer to handle or review the claim in an effort make sure you receive the compensation that fits your given situation. It’s also important to note that not all injuries are created equal. If you fall of a ladder cleaning out your gutters on a Saturday and are unable to work on Monday because of it, given you have the right insurance, you may be able to seek a claim to help pay for expenses while injured.

Contributory Negligence

Whether or not you are at fault in an accident can have dire consequences for any compensation you may be entitled to. North Carolina is one of a handful of states that still follows the doctrine of Contributory Negligence. What this means is that if you are found to be even 1% at fault in the accident that injured you, you will not be entitled to any recovery whatsoever, even if the other party is 99% at fault. As such, it is important that you consult with an attorney immediately after any accident. Any failure of an injured plaintiff to act in a timely manner, can be considered a contributory factor in the injury suffered, and sometimes reducing the amount recovered from the defendant. We understand that in difficult situations such as being injured, the last thing on your mind is contacting an attorney. It is however very important that you act quickly to ensure that you are presenting the best case possible to an insurance company, with an experienced attorney by your side.

Insurance Claims

In some instances, without regard to your injury or the mountain of medical bills and lost income, an insurance company or government agency may simply refuse to make any fair settlement offer. We have the experience necessary to help you navigate the tricky waters that are personal injury cases in North Carolina. Remember that the insurance company is not your friend. An insurance representative may try to approach you to make a statement about your case or try to settle your case immediately after the injury occurs. It is important that you consult with an attorney about your rights and obligations before speaking with an insurance company. Failure to become fully informed prior to speaking with an insurance adjuster can have drastic consequences.

Why Should I Choose Matthew Charles Law

Over the years Matthew has defended hundreds of Personal Injury cases both in District and Superior Courts throughout the state. As such, Matthew has the skill set and experience necessary to handle your Personal Injury case. Give the Law Office of Matthew Charles Suczynski, PLLC a call today to discuss your case at (919) 619-3242 or visit our Personal Injury for more information.

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