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Q: How Much do Car Accident Lawyers Charge?

Great news—it costs you absolutely nothing to hire us to handle the entirety of your case and if we don’t win, you don’t pay us. That’s right, our no win/no fee approach means that you get top notch legal representation at no cost to you. We take all our cases on a contingency fee basis meaning what you pay us is contingent on how much we get you paid. While we won’t know this amount until your case settles, our contingency percentage is a fair industry standard and something we discuss when you hire us.

Q: How Much Should I Sue for Pain and Suffering?

Pain and suffering is an important part of your overall compensation following a personal injury accident. Different than more tangible expenses like medical bills and missed work, your pain and suffering compensation is intended to be a financial reflection of the overall impact of the accident. Unless it is a medical malpractice case, there is no limit to how much you can get for pain and suffering and the more devastating the accident, the more pain and suffering you should get.

Q: Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Minor Car Accident?

Is it worth getting the most money possible following your accident? Here’s how you can decide if you need a lawyer or not—if you have injuries that have resulted in things like medical bills or missed work, then you should strongly consider setting up your obligation-free consultation with us. If your minor accident only involved property damage to your car, you could handle your case on your own with the insurance companies. Keep in mind that not all car accident injuries are immediate—many, such as whiplash, have a latent onset which is why it is best to always listen to your body and see a doctor following even a minor accident.

Q: What Types of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

At Tatum & Atkinson, we have experience handling a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, drunk driving accidents, rideshare accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and falls, train accidents, dog bites, mass torts and more. If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of the actions or inactions of someone else, we are here to help. We have decades of experience working on a wide range of personal injury cases, including complicated circumstances and difficult defendants.

Q: When Should You Hire an Attorney for a Car Accident?

As soon as possible. Too many people unnecessarily delay hiring a NC personal injury lawyer for one reason or another—it sounds dauting, they don’t know where to find the best lawyer or they mistakenly think they need to wait until they are “all better” before hiring a lawyer. Hiring Tatum & Atkinson as your personal injury lawyer takes a single phone call, costs you no money upfront and you should not wait until you are recovered. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get started on your case and you can completely concentrate on your physical and emotional recovery.

Q: Why Hire Tatum & Atkinson Personal Injury Lawyers?

Our knowledge and experience winning North Carolina personal injury cases combined with our client-centric approach to each case we take is why we only have happy clients. We are passionate about the work we do and know that a winning settlement check not only provides our clients with much-needed funds in the wake of an accident but also provides a sense closure and justice.

We know you have options when it comes to picking a North Carolina personal injury law firm. A simple Google search yields pages and pages of small and large firms vying for your case, but unfortunately many of them put you in a que once they get your business; or don’t know how to handle a complicated case properly.