Do You Need a High Point Personal Injury Lawyer?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 39 million people need medical attention following an injury each year in the U.S. No matter how careful you are, accidents can happen. It’s important to be prepared when they do.
While you likely won’t expect to be involved in a car accident or suffer a fall, you can prepare for what comes next. Getting back on your feet should be your number one priority. Getting you the compensation you need to cover medical bills and time away from work is ours.
Our High Point personal injury lawyers can help prepare you for all the steps that come after suffering an injury that wasn’t your fault. Call our legal team at Lewis & Keller today for a free case review.
What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Normally Charge?
At Lewis & Keller, we understand the toll a traumatic accident can take on an individual and their family, not to mention the stress of piling medical bills. We are committed to seeing you through this difficult time.
Our attorneys will review your case for free, and we believe we can help you with a claim, we will work to get you every dollar you deserve. And, we don’t get paid unless you do!! We do this so you can have peace of mind while you recover from your injuries instead of worrying about legal fees.
Why You Might Need Legal Assistance
If you have been injured, insurance agents will likely try everything they can to make your check smaller or, even, nonexistent. Common insurance tactics can cause you to feel strong-armed into settling for less than you deserve.
Our High Point personal injury lawyers will ensure you aren’t being taken advantage of by the insurance company. We will work hard for you and strive to obtain the maximum amount of compensation available for what you were forced to endure.
Cases We Handle
As your attorneys, we want to make sure we are taking care of our community. To us, that means being there for our clients in as many different circumstances as possible. Some of the cases our firm handles include but are not limited to:
Over one million people die in auto accidents each year, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel. If you were injured in a car accident due to no fault of your own, you could be entitled to compensation.
A bicyclist has little to no protection when riding his/her bicycle. While riders should always wear a helmet, the rest of the body is still completely unprotected and at the mercy of other riders, drivers, and the ground.
A bicycle accident can cause serious injuries and even death. If you were injured in a bicycle accident and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to payment for your losses.
At Lewis & Keller, we love our furry friends, but we know any dog can bite given the right circumstances. According to the CDC, nearly one in five people need medical attention after being bitten by a dog. A dog bite can not only cause pain, injury, and infection, but you may also suffer emotional damage.
If you have been bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. However, we hope to help High Point residents prevent such a traumatic experience. Take a look at this list to see how you can avoid an unfriendly interaction with your neighborhood dog:
- Always ask the owner before petting a strange dog.
- If a strange dog approaches you, stay very still.
- Do not run from a dog.
- Never disturb a dog while it is sleeping, eating, or caring for a litter of puppies.
- Allow a dog to see and sniff you before petting it.
- Children should always be supervised when around a dog.
- Don’t encourage a dog to play aggressively.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, 5,286 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2016. It’s no secret that driving a motorcycle vs. a closed-door vehicle puts you at greater risk for injury or even death. Staying vigilant about safety and wearing a helmet can decrease your chances of injury in an accident. If your motorcycle accident wasn’t your fault, call us for help with filing your claim.
There are about 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States, according to Planet Freight. That’s a lot of trucks on the road! These truckers drive long hours every day. When they have tight deadlines and a lot of road left ahead of them, it can lead to dangerous situations.
For example, when a driver gets fatigued and continues driving, he/she has a higher chance of causing an accident. If a trucking accident caused your injuries, you may be entitled to receive compensation for damages. However, you will first have to prove that your accident was a direct result of the other party and/or parties’ negligent actions.
The following parties are commonly held responsible in truck accident cases. One or more may be liable for your injuries.
- The truck company – Many trucking companies enforce deadlines that truckers have to meet. All too often, this puts pressure on truckers to fight off fatigue and keep driving in order to appease their employers. When this happens, the company creates dangerous risks not only for their employees but for other drivers on the road. The trucking company may be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result of their reckless standards.
- The company leasing the truck – If the leasing company failed to properly maintain the truck or overlooked issues that led to an accident, they may be held liable for any damages.
- The owner – Some drivers own their trucks, making them responsible for the upkeep. If the owner failed to safely maintain their truck and your accident occurred as a direct result of this failure, they could be held liable for your injuries.
- The manufacturing company of the commercial vehicle – If the manufacturing company created a defective part that caused the truck to crash, they may be responsible for the collision.
A worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. Workers’ compensation is intended to provide financial assistance to those who have suffered an injury while working. Compensation could be provided for medical expenses and past and future lost wages.
There are many ways a worker can become injured on a worksite. Here are the top three:
2: Collision with equipment and/or objects
If you have suffered one of these injuries or any other injury in the workplace, you may need a workers’ compensation lawyer to help you determine if you’re entitled to benefits.
What Can Compensation Cover?
Being involved in an accident can be incredibly overwhelming, especially if your injuries prevent you from working and paying your bills. If your injuries were the direct result of another person’s negligence, compensation may be awarded for damages, including:
- Cost of vehicle repairs/value of your vehicle
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
- Emotional damage
How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?
It’s difficult to know exactly how long your case will take because the duration of each case depends on a variety of factors. However, it’s important to have an understanding of the basic timeline. Many people assume when they file a claim they will have to go to trial but the majority of personal injury cases are settled outside of the courtroom during the mediation and negotiation period.
Before negotiations can begin, however, both parties will go through the discovery process. During this time, both sides review the facts of the case and build their arguments. It can be difficult to predict how long the discovery process will last, as it depends on the complexity of your case, among many other factors.
Once both parties have built their cases, they will meet to discuss a settlement. Generally, you do not have to be present during the settlement negotiations, so you can sit back and relax while our personal injury lawyers go to bat for you.
North Carolina does have mandatory mediation or arbitration in injury claims, meaning if a suit is filed, there will be an opportunity to get your case settled before a mediator or arbitrator, without having to go to trial.
If a settlement cannot be reached, you may have the option to file a lawsuit and take your case to court. If a trial does become necessary, it is especially important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. A trial can last a day, a week, or sometimes even longer. Furthermore, trials are sometimes delayed due to the judge’s schedule. It is important to remain patient during this process and trust that our attorneys are taking care of you.
Call Us Today
We are committed to serving the High Point area and its surrounding communities. If you have been affected by any of the previously mentioned circumstances and you believe you have a personal injury case, our lawyers at Lewis & Keller want to help.
We believe that everyone in our community should have access to the best legal representation possible. We will work hard to make sure you are taken care of. Call us today at 336-765-7777 for a free case review.
If requesting assistance online would be more convenient for you, fill out the free case evaluation form and we will reach out to you as soon as we can.