Dealing with injuries from an accident or hiring an auto accident attorney shouldn’t be as confusing or overwhelming as it seems. If we’re doing our job, you should be able to move through the process of filing an insurance claim without hassle or stress.
Acting as your go-to car accident lawyer, we will guide you through the maze that is filing a claim for injuries today.
In general, here is what you can expect to happen:
You’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault
As soon as it’s practical, you should call our office for a free consultation. The reason is that North Carolina has some very unique auto injury laws compared to the rest of the country with it comes to injury claims. As such, it best to discuss the details of your case with a lawyer in order to protect your rights.
Hiring a lawyer does not mean you are suing someone
One of the misconceptions that people have is the belief that if they hire a lawyer, then they are suing someone. The fact is that most cases settle without any lawsuit being filed.
When you hire our North Wilkesboro auto law experts, we will start the process of filing an injury claim with the insurance company
From this point forward, the adjuster will talk with us so you don’t have to worry about the phone calls from the adjuster. We will also begin to gather the evidence about the wreck, file the necessary paperwork with the insurance company and work directly with the claims adjusters. All along the way, we will keep you updated on what is happening.
Once you are released from medical care, we compile all costs to determine a sensible and fair settlement amount based on the particulars of your case
From medical bills, lost wages and future costs, we work to make sure that all of your current and future costs are covered by the insurance company, along with seeking compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced from being injured.
We will seek to negotiate settlements with the health care providers and health insurance companies
Doctors, hospitals, Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance companies all have different rules for what has to be paid back as it pertains to the medical bills from an auto accident. This can be one of the most complicated parts of settling a case. Handled correctly, it could place tens of thousands of extra dollars in your pocket – handled incorrectly and you could be on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars. We take the portion of the claim as serious as settling with the auto insurance company and do all we can to protect your settlement.
Depending on the results, we may or not seek to file a lawsuit
The vast majority of personal injury cases are settled without ever filing papers with the court. Of the ones where an actual lawsuit is filed, rarely do these cases ever go to trial. So, do not let the fear of some remote possibility of going to court keep you from getting what is fair.
We base our fees on a sliding basis, initially charging a lower fee than most for settling your case with the insurance company. See our rates below for a breakdown of fees and percentages.
Utilizing our experience and extensive knowledge of personal injury law, Northstate Auto Law fights for your rights
We work hard to obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Though we make no promises as to the outcome of any individual claim, we can vow our complete, dedicated attention to your needs.