Personal Injury FAQ

Home / FAQs
What Is Fair Compensation for Pain and Suffering?

You are most likely here because the negligence of another party, or parties, has caused you pain and suffering. Making a claim against them might be challenging because solid, thorough evidence and legal acumen are often required to guarantee just compensation for you. Additionally, you will need a personal injury lawyer to help you present an equitable defense against the offender should the claim move to trial. We will go through what constitutes reasonable compensation for your pain and suffering in this article and how to obtain it. What Is Pain and Suffering? The term "pain and suffering" is used…

Read More
Catastrophic Injuries in North Carolina

Any injury sustained in an accident will undoubtedly feel severe when it occurs to you or a loved one. However,  a "catastrophic" injury causes significant, irreversible disability. A catastrophic injury will alter your life irrevocably. Along with the physical discomfort, it also prevents you from working. Numerous catastrophic injuries result annually in the U.S. from vehicle or truck accidents, work-related accidents, sports injuries, or other serious situations for which you may be eligible to receive monetary compensation if you become severely injured due to no fault of your own. Tatum & Atkinson, ‘the Heavy Hitters,’ are aware of the seriousness…

Read More
How Are Damages Established in a Tort Claim in North Carolina?

The total cost of your medical care will likely increase as you heal from an injury, and may amount to a tremendous expense. Following an accident, you may also be unable to work and require money to meet your basic needs. Finding out what damages you can seek after an accident in North Carolina and how to do so is essential. After sustaining an injury in an accident due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for the total value of your damages. What Is a Tort Claim? In general, personal injury law aims…

Read More
Is There a Cap on Personal Injury Claims in North Carolina?

Damage caps, or the maximum sums you can receive for your injury, apply to certain types of personal injury cases in North Carolina. Damages that actually cover your out-of-pocket costs related to medical care, property loss, and other economic damages are never capped. Damage caps only apply in specific circumstances and only when other forms of compensation, such as non-economic or punitive damages, are also available. Common Personal Injury Claim Types Numerous events can result in personal injuries stemming from the negligence of another party. The following are some of the most typical personal injury claims: Car crashes Slip and…

Read More
How Much Can I Get for Pain and Suffering in North Carolina?

Your emotional hardship or mental anguish following an accident or injury is referred to as "pain and suffering." You have the same right to collect expenses for expenses related to emotional anguish as you do for the medical care of broken bones, brain injuries, and other physical injuries. Pain and Suffering Damages After an accident or injury, experiencing powerful emotions is natural (and expected). Even if you weren't hurt physically in a minor vehicle accident, it's normal to feel uneasy, nervous to drive, or anxious in other ways later. These emotions frequently fade with time, allowing you to return to…

Read More
What Is the Average Neck and Back Injury Settlement From a Car Accident in North Carolina?

Accidents involving cars frequently result in neck and back injuries. Each year 2 million back injuries occur across the US. Unfortunately, any damage to the spine or the muscles and tendons surrounding it can be costly, challenging to heal from, and have a long-term impact. In fact, back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Because of this, it is even more crucial to ensure you are fairly compensated for any injuries sustained if the accident was due to the negligence of another. Back and Neck Whiplash Injury Symptoms Many of these symptoms will manifest right away following the…

Read More
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Case?

Statute of limitations refers to laws setting legal deadlines in certain types of legal actions. Often, the time limitation is determined by an event, such as when an injury has occurred and dictates how long an individual has to initiate a lawsuit. Statutes of limitations vary from state to state, but typically in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits, there is a statute of limitations ranging from two to three years from the date of injury or death. However, the statute of limitations may be extended in some cases, such as when the injury occurred to a minor. In other…

Read More
What Should I Do if I’m Injured on the Job?

If you become injured at work, you should immediately take two actions: tell your employer and get medical help as soon as possible. In addition, when injured on the job, you should inform your supervisor immediately to initiate the workers' compensation process. Ensure that you keep records of all forms signed by you or given to you and act quickly to avoid delays in getting you the compensation you deserve. Workers' compensation will pay for medical expenses directly related to your illness or accident. You may also be eligible for a portion of your lost wages while out of work…

Read More