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Maximize the Value of your Personal Injury Settlement (2019)
If you’ve ever been injured by someone else, whether from a car crash, or from some other kind of negligence, you will know that recovering money for your injuries can be a long, complicated process. North Carolina law states that when you are injured because of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to certain “damages”, or money for your injuries.
These include things like payment for any medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Making sure you are fairly and fully compensated for these damages is usually the work of a personal injury lawyer. Whether you are settling a personal injury claim without a lawyer, or with a lawyer, here’s how to maximize your personal injury settlement.
As an Asheville personal injury lawyer, it is common that someone comes into my office asking if I can represent them in a minor car accident claim. When a car accident is minor and the details are simple, I often advise the potential client that they handle the claim on their own, armed with some basic knowledge and know-how. Occasionally, these clients return to my office down the road looking for help resolving the claim, if they are unable to reach an agreement with the insurance company or adjuster.
When can you handle a claim by yourself?
You can attempt to settle a claim by yourself, and avoid paying your personal injury attorney the 33% fee (that most all injury lawyers charge), potentially saving you thousands of dollars. For example, if you are able to settle your case for $10,000, you will not have to pay your attorney the $3,333 that they charge for representing you.