Common Myths About NC Personal Injury Attorney Cases
June 8, 2021at4:00 AM
If you’ve ever been injured in an accident, then you understand that the troubles go well beyond the initial injury itself. There are often long-term side effects, your day-to-day routine is interrupted, and it can even prevent you from being able to work your regular job. That’s why the legal system has put in measures designed to help those people who have suffered from someone else’s negligence.
However, navigating the complex legal proceedings can seem overwhelming for someone trying to receive a settlement. Here at the Rodzik Law Group, our NC personal injury attorneys believe that everyone is entitled to their justified compensation, which is why we’re more than happy to clear up any confusion you may have about your case.
False misconceptions about personal injury cases in NC.
It’s prohibitively expensive to hire a personal injury attorney in NC.
Many people think that they can’t afford to hire a personal injury attorney to represent their case or that it’s not worth the investment without a guarantee that they’ll win. However, you can typically hire a lawyer without putting any upfront money down.
Instead, many attorneys will work on a contingency fee basis. That means that you only have to pay a percentage of your settlement after the case is won, and if you lose, you won’t owe any money.
I can file my personal injury claim whenever I want.
Many people wait to file their claim and hire a lawyer because they’re unsure if they want to go forward with the case. Hesitating to treat your injuries out of fear of unpaid bills can complicate your physical recovery and cost you money when it's time to settle.
There is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims in every state, and if you try to file after an allotted amount of time has passed, the court won’t hear it. Here in North Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is three years from the date of the injury.
My case is going to be drawn out for years.
Most cases settle fairly quickly after you are done treating your injuries. While it’s certainly true that some personal injury cases are highly complex and contentious, that doesn’t mean that your case will take forever to be settled. Exactly how long it’ll take can’t be determined until you discuss the specifics with your lawyer.
It’s important to remember that personal injury lawyers in NC typically won’t get paid until a settlement is reached, so it’s in their interest to try and get it done as quickly as possible. An experienced lawyer who focuses on personal injury can use that experience to move a case along quickly.
If my injury was a minor one, it won’t warrant filing a claim.
Even "minor" injuries can cause significant disruption to your life, and it's worth seeking compensation for that. You didn't ask for this accident to happen to you, it's fair to demand compensation for it. Whether your case is worth $1 million or $10,000, we can make the process easier to understand and fight for what you deserve.
Have you recently been injured in an accident?
Fight for the money you deserve by partnering with the NC personal injury attorneys here at the Rodzik Law Group. For over 28 years, we’ve been protecting the rights of people just like you, and we’ve successfully recovered over $100 million for our clients.*
You didn’t ask for the accident to happen, but we’ll work tirelessly to fight for a fair settlement. Learn more about the services we offer, or find the office that’s most convenient for you and schedule your initial consultation.