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Personal injury accidents go beyond the physical injuries and can also be emotionally and financially devastating for accident victims and their families. The temporary and permanent injuries stemming from a North Carolina personal injury accident can cause accident victims to miss work, not be able to work and now have expensive disability needs on top of expensive medical bills. This is not something you should have to pay for out of your own pocket and with a winning North Carolina personal injury lawsuit with Tatum & Atkinson you won’t have to. For many, a winning lawsuit is not just much-needed funds but also provides a sense of justice and closure that allows accident victims to really move on from the traumatic event.

Our firm does things differently than others—starting with when you call us for an obligation free consultation and talk directly to one of the firm partners, not an intake specialist with stock questions to simply pass on. Our client-centric approach stays with you for the entirety of your case, we are always available to you and always working on making sure we get your case settled for the most money possible as quickly as possible. Give us a call now to learn why we are the NC personal injury law firm you want on your side during this difficult time- we look forward to hearing from you!

Types of NC Personal Injury Accidents

There are a lot of ways to get into a personal injury accident and not all of them are accidents. Some of the more common types of personal injuries we help our clients financially recover for include:

Every state is different how they handle the liability in personal injury cases and in North Carolina, it is a pure contributory negligence standard. What this means is that if you are found to have contributed to your accident in any way, you will not be able to financially recover against the other party also responsible for the accident. For instance, if you were jaywalking when you got hit by a car, the drivers’ side insurance will argue that you played a major role in your accident by not following the rules of the road. Because of this difficult and stringent standard, it is essential that you get in touch with us immediately to discuss your legal options and not give any statements directly to insurance or the other party. Some of the things we can get you paid for include: medical bills (current and future), missed work, inability to work, pain and suffering, loss of consortium and much more. Punitive damages are available in rare circumstances for North Carolina personal injury cases and always something we go for when appropriate.

Steps to Take Following Your North Carolina Personal Injury Accident

The time following a major or minor personal injury accident can seem confusing and overwhelming. Here are some of the steps you should and should not take during this time:

  1. Seek medical help: See any and all doctors and other medical professionals as soon as possible and as frequently as needed to fully heal and also fully document your injuries. This important step will not only help you feel better faster but is also essential documentation for a winning case. Think of it this way—how much do you think a case is worth if you didn’t even “need” to see a doctor after it?
  2. Take Notes: What do you remember about the accident? How do you feel? How has this impacted your work life? How has this impacted your family life? Your answers to these important personal and professional questions should be kept in a journal that we will ultimately use to show just how deeply the accident has impacted your life. Remember, a winning case gets you money for a lot more than just medical bills and missed work!
  3. Hire Tatum & Atkinson: Don’t delay in hiring the highly experienced team at Tatum & Atkinson to take on your case and work to get you paid. It costs you absolutely nothing upfront with our no win no fee approach to representing you. When you want the most money possible, you want us on your side. If you have already received an offer without the help of a lawyer, be sure to do yourself a favor and let us give you a free review—these offers are often thousands of dollars below what you actually deserve and can get working with us. Insurance companies are in the business of saving money and will work hard to take advantage of accident victims without legal representation by offering a quick lowball offer. If you take this offer, you do not get another chance to file a case!

Winning North Carolina Personal Injury Law Firm– WE CAN HELP!

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you are devastated not only by what has happened, but by the effect that the injury or loss has had on you and your family. At this difficult time, you need an experienced team that will support you through your road to recovery. Call Tatum & Atkinson today! For personal injury cases in North Carolina, you only have three years (sometimes less) from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit before you miss this important financial opportunity. The sooner you get the process started with us, the sooner we can get you paid.