Serious motor vehicle collisions can cause severe, life changing injuries. In the worst cases, they can lead to the loss of a beloved family member. The medical expenses are often the least of the damages. The North Carolina personal injury attorneys of Maginnis Law believe that only by working with our clients closely, and not through a team of paralegals and case managers, can we really learn all the ways a collision has affected their life. To discuss your Laurinburg automobile accident or Scotland County personal injury, call our firm at (919) 526-0450.
Following a Laurinburg car or truck collision, there’s a good chance you’ll be contacted by the at-fault party’s automobile insurance company. They may offer to settle the claim quickly or promise you fair compensation down the road. If your injuries are minor enough, you may be able to resolve your claim fairly for yourself. However, with most serious injuries, including those requiring surgery, the insurer is not likely to offer you anything near reasonable compensation without the threat of a trial. That threat only exists when you are represented by a team of knowledgeable personal injury attorneys.
At Maginnis Law, we start nearly every automobile accident case by having a lengthy sit down meeting between the client and at least two of our attorneys. We obtain complete medical records and learn everything we can about how the injury is affecting the client’s ability to work and go about their daily activities. After the client has reached “maximum medical improvement,” we attempt to work out a “pre-litigation” settlement with the insurer. If this doesn’t work (i.e. if the insurer offers an unreasonable settlement), we’ll file suit and litigate on the client’s behalf.
With most car accident cases, there are some basic classes of compensation a settlement or verdict will usually include, such as (1) medical and pharmaceutical expenses; (2) past and future lost wages; and (3) physical and emotional pain and suffering. The amount may also include compensation for permanent impairment or disfigurement. With some situations, including those involving a drunk driver or someone racing, punitive damages are available. These damages serve solely to punish the defendant.
The North Carolina automobile accident attorneys of Maginnis Law offer free consultations and case evaluations to all prospective personal injury clients. We also regularly accept such cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you only pay attorneys’ fees if we obtain a verdict or settlement in your case. While our office is located in Raleigh, we regularly travel across the state to meet with clients and prospective clients who have sustained serious injuries in automobile, motorcycle, truck, and pedestrian accidents. We can help evaluate your claim and prepare for litigation if necessary. Just as importantly, we can identify the sources of insurance from which you can recover.
If you have been hurt in a Scotland County car accident or other incident caused by the negligence of a third party, contact the attorneys of Maginnis Howard at (919) 526-0450. Our lawyers accept cases throughout central North Carolina, including Laurinburg and the surrounding area. If you would like to send a confidential email inquiry with the facts of your case, visit our contact page. Your inquiry will typically be responded to by a personal injury attorney the same day.