You Have Questions About Your Injuries. We Have Answers.
A devastating injury leaves victims and their loved ones with more questions than answers. Luckily for you, we have the answers you need as you embark on your quest to get the full financial compensation you need to make a full recovery. Read on for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive or contact us directly for a free case evaluation.
Personal Injury FAQs
Do I really need a personal injury lawyer?
Yes. You’re not required to have legal representation after a car accident, medical mistake or nursing home abuse case, but it is absolutely in your best interest. Our team includes a former insurance company defense attorney who knows all the tricks the insurance company will play to limit or eliminate your compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages. Let’s face it: they didn’t get rich by writing checks. It is imperative that you have an experienced advocate looking out for you and your family. You can rely on us to fight the insurance companies and maximize your personal injury compensation.
What’s all this talk about fees? I thought personal injury claims were contingent on recovery?
We’re glad you asked. You’re correct. Almost all Raleigh personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means a plaintiff doesn’t pay unless there is a verdict or settlement. The difference at Roberts & Harris is that you will pay only once a verdict or settlement is obtained.
Do I need to sue? I don’t want to be like one of those “ambulance chasers”
If we were really ambulance chasers we’d be in much better shape. Here’s a question for you: why are there ambulances to “chase” in the first place? The answer is that other motorists, professional drivers, and transportation companies are often negligent. You should not have to bear the burden alone when you suffer an injury as a result of their failures, and you definitely should not have to chase an ambulance in your condition. You can rely on us to handle every aspect of your personal injury claim so you can focus on healing. A personal injury lawsuit is a remedy available to you in our civil legal system and you are well within your rights to pursue it.
What can a personal injury claim provide?
Necessary & fair compensation can be obtained via a personal injury claim. A successful claim will provide funds for your medical expenses and rehabilitation, lost earnings, your pain and suffering, and even expenses such as in-home care or home renovations that are necessary as a result of wheelchair use. It’s crucial to make sure you receive compensation that covers your expenses now and into the future. We work with professional experts to determine the full anticipated costs of your injury so we can make sure that any settlement offer is adequate. If it isn’t, we are ready to go to trial with hundreds of jury trials under our belts.
Are the insurance companies really that bad?
In one sense, no. They are a mixed bag made up of human beings just like any other company. Some of them are surely good neighbors and some of them are the awful people who fail to merge properly and leave carts all over the parking lot. In another sense, yes they are really that bad. Their profits come from denying people the resources they need after suffering an injury or property damage. They are large companies who focus on profit. They will go to great lengths to avoid doing the right thing. Fortunately, our team includes a former insurance company defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of their tactics. He can foresee how they’ll approach your claim and take action to head them off before they can harm you.
My loved one was killed due to another person or party’s negligence. What are my options?
These incidents are absolutely devastating for families. But family members left behind should be aware of their legal options. At Roberts & Harris PC, we help people seek justice and compensation through wrongful death claims. Compensation may be available to cover funeral and burial costs, medical bills, pain and suffering of the deceased, loss of income, and more.
What should I do if I suspect a loved one is experiencing nursing home abuse or neglect?
Unfortunately, due to understaffing, poor work conditions, poorly trained employees, and a variety of other factors, nursing home patients often suffer abuse or neglect. Ensuring your loved one’s safety is of primary importance, so take action to move him or her to safety. Document any physical or emotional signs of abuse, neglect or distress. And get in touch with a personal injury attorney who handles nursing home abuse cases. Do not delay.