Fighting for the Justice of Personal Injury Victims in the Carolinas and Georgia
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers fight for the injured and disabled every single day. Whether it’s a car accident, slip and fall, work injury, veteran disability, social security disability, or other incident caused by someone else’s negligence, we’re here to help.
After an accident, the last thing you should worry about is resolving mountains of paperwork or figuring out how to file your claim. We handle paperwork, insurance, and medical bills so you can focus on recovery. We’ve helped 50,000+ injured and disabled individuals with compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We protect your rights and fight for the justice you deserve. Call us today at (888) 612-7001 for a free, no-obligation case review.
Why Hire an Attorney for Your Injury Case?
There are numerous benefits to hiring a lawyer, even for seemingly minor cases. Some personal injury cases can be more complex than they seem, so involving your attorney from the start avoids the need to bring them up to speed later on. It can also be challenging to gather certain types of evidence, like medical records or expert testimonies, without professional help.
By hiring our personal injury lawyers, you get:
- An experienced lawyer to evaluate your case.
- A skilled negotiator to represent you when dealing with insurance companies and other parties.
- A professional to represent you in court, if necessary.
- An attorney to identify witnesses who can help prove your case or determine damages.
- An experienced individual who can secure fair compensation for your damages.
- Personal injury attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to pay upfront.
When Should You Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?
It’s important to contact a lawyer quickly after suffering an injury due to another’s negligence. First, evidence can disappear or become less reliable over time. By getting a lawyer involved early, you have a better chance of gathering important evidence.
Second, insurance companies might try to settle your case quickly and give you less money than you deserve. A lawyer can help you negotiate with the insurance company and ensure you get fair compensation for your injuries.
Navigating the legal complexities of a personal injury case can also be overwhelming, especially when you are dealing with physical or emotional trauma. An experienced lawyer can provide guidance and support throughout the process, explaining your rights, assessing the strength of your case, and advising you on the best course of action. Acting promptly increases your chances of a successful outcome and ensures that your interests are represented.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?
If you suffered injuries due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you might have grounds for a personal injury claim. To establish the validity of your potential lawsuit or insurance claim, your attorney can assist you in demonstrating that the responsible party:
1. Had a duty to exercise reasonable care towards you.
2. Breached their duty of care.
3. Caused your physical injuries.
4. Resulted in financial losses.
It’s important to note that sustaining an injury does not automatically guarantee that you have a valid personal injury case. Our lawyers will attentively listen to your account, assess the specifics of the situation, and determine whether you should pursue a claim against the party at fault.
Can You Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer?
A major advantage of hiring a personal injury lawyer is that we only receive payment when we successfully secure compensation for you. Additionally, our attorneys are paid based on a percentage of the damages awarded to you, rather than asking for upfront payment. Here’s how the payment process for our personal injury attorneys works:
1. Your lawyer achieves a successful settlement or court award on your behalf.
2. They collect the payment on your behalf.
3. They deduct a predetermined percentage as their fee.
4. The remaining funds are provided to you by the firm to cover your damages.
Who Is Liable in Your Injury Case?
Determining liability in a personal injury case varies from case to case, depending on what parties are involved, the severity of the incident, and many other factors. It will also largely depend on state law.
In South Carolina and Georgia, comparative fault laws are in effect. Under these laws, if you share some of the blame for an accident, you may not receive the full damages. Instead, the compensation awarded to you will be reduced based on the percentage of fault attributed to you. However, it’s important to note that your fault for the accident cannot exceed 50%. If you are found to be 51% or more at fault, you will not be eligible to recover any compensation.
North Carolina follows a contributory negligence law with personal injury cases. This means that if an injured party is found to have contributed even slightly to the accident or their injuries, they may be barred from recovering any compensation from the other party involved, regardless of the extent of the other party’s fault. If the injured person is deemed even 1% at fault, they may not be able to receive any compensation.
Determining liability in a personal injury case is complicated, so seeking the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney is crucial to recover fair compensation.
What Damages Can You Collect in a Personal Injury Case?
In a personal injury case, there are different types of damages that you may be able to collect. These damages are meant to compensate you for the harm and losses you suffered. There are two main types: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are the financial losses you experienced because of your injury. These include medical bills, property damage costs, and lost wages. It’s usually easier to calculate these damages because there are receipts and bills to prove them.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are a bit more challenging to put a price on. They cover things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. These damages are not as concrete as economic damages, so it can be harder to determine their value.
In some cases, there may also be damages awarded for wrongful death. When someone dies due to the injury, these damages are meant to compensate the surviving family members.
How Is the Value of Damages Determined for Your Claim?
Determining the exact value of an injury claim relies on various factors, such as the accident’s circumstances, the extent of damages, relevant laws, and more. Unfortunately, there is no definitive formula or equation to precisely calculate the worth of your case. Each claim is unique, and the court examines multiple factors before making a decision. However, an experienced law firm may provide a rough estimate of the compensation you could receive based on their experience with similar cases.
When reaching a verdict, the court typically considers your medical expenses, lost wages, and the pain and suffering you endured. The weight assigned to each factor varies based on the nature and severity of your injury. In other words, they are assessed differently and given varying importance in determining the overall ruling.
What Evidence Is Needed for a Personal Injury Claim?
When it comes to personal injury claims, having the assistance of an attorney makes it easier to find evidence and establish the negligence of the other party. Depending on the specific personal injury you endured, we can assist you in collecting evidence such as:
1. Medical records for current and future treatment, including bills, treatment plans, and prescribed medications.
2. Police or incident reports.
3. Testimonies and statements from witnesses who observed the event.
4. Photographs or video footage from the accident scene or relevant surveillance cameras.
5. Documentation of financial losses related to current and future wages, as well as other sources of income.
We can also help you locate an accident reconstruction expert if necessary. These experts recreate the accident scene to precisely illustrate what transpired and establish the responsibility of the other party. This evidence can be valuable during settlement negotiations and play a crucial role in a trial. With the support of an attorney, you can find the appropriate accident reconstruction expert for your case.
What Is the Process for Starting Your Personal Injury Case?
The first step in starting your personal injury claim is contacting our personal injury lawyers for a free case review. Here is an overview of the claims process:
1. Initial consultation: Complete an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney to discuss your case, injuries, and costs involved.
2. Hiring a personal injury attorney: Choose an attorney based on experience, track record, and fee structure. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay unless you receive a monetary award.
3. Discovery and fact-finding: The attorney conducts an independent investigation, gathering evidence and accessing medical records related to the accident.
4. Negotiations and mediation: The attorney files a claim with the negligent party’s insurance company and negotiates for a fair settlement to cover your damages.
5. Filing a lawsuit: If a settlement cannot be reached, the attorney may file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, triggering a potential trial.
Working with a personal injury attorney guides you through these steps, increasing your chances of obtaining fair compensation.
Why Sink Injury Lawyers Might Not Take Your Case
Here are some reasons Sink Injury Lawyers may not take a case:
1. Difficulty proving fault: Proving fault is crucial in personal injury cases. If the potential client’s percentage of fault does not meet the state’s fault requirements, the chances of recovering damages may be unlikely, so it would not make sense to take on the case.
2. Expired statute of limitations: There is a deadline for filing a case known as the statute of limitations. If this deadline has passed, we may be unable to take your case. It’s essential to seek legal advice promptly after an accident or injury to ensure you have the opportunity to file a claim.
3. Jurisdictional limitations: Lawyers have jurisdictional restrictions and can only practice in specific states or jurisdictions. If your case falls outside our attorneys’ licensed jurisdiction, they may be unable to take your case unless special permission is granted, which is not guaranteed.
4. You didn’t suffer injuries: Your case cannot be considered if you haven’t sustained any notable physical injuries.
What Can You Do To Protect the Value of Your Injury Case?
There are a few steps you can take to protect the value of your personal injury case:
- Seek immediate medical attention: After an accident, promptly see a doctor to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment of your injuries. This creates essential documentation in your medical records, which serve as crucial evidence for determining your compensation.
- Preserve evidence: Take photos or videos of the accident scene and make notes about what happened. Document your injuries throughout the healing process to show their progression over time.
- Follow your treatment plan: Adhere to your doctor’s prescribed treatment plan diligently. This demonstrates the seriousness of your injuries and strengthens your case.
- Keep expense records: Maintain detailed records of all accident-related expenses, including medical bills, invoices, receipts, and any other costs. If you’ve lost income due to your injuries, gather evidence such as pay stubs and bank records.
By taking these steps, you can protect the value of your personal injury case and increase your chances of obtaining fair compensation.
What Should You Expect from Sink Injury Lawyers During Your Case?
When you choose to hire us for your personal injury case, we are dedicated to providing exceptional representation. Here’s what you can expect from our services:
- Thorough investigation of your case, including gathering essential information such as witness contacts and police reports.
- Request for your medical bills and receipts related to the injury for documentation.
- Collection of emails, letters, and other correspondence with insurance companies for comprehensive evidence.
- Request for car repair bills, receipts, estimates, and photos of property damage or injuries.
- Clear and realistic information about the potential outcomes of your case.
- Effective communication skills with insurance companies, attorneys, and the court system.
- Extensive courtroom experience and a proven track record of success.
- Honest estimation of the timeframe for settlement.
- Transparent upfront information about fees and litigation costs.
- Prompt and responsive communication to address any questions or concerns.
- Professional and ethical conduct throughout the process.
- Willingness to pursue your case in court if necessary.
- Organized and well-prepared approach to ensure effective representation.
- Punctuality and respect for your time.
We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service and support throughout your personal injury case.
Get Started With Our Personal Injury Lawyers in the Carolinas and Georgia Today
Our experienced team at Sink Injury Lawyers understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that personal injuries can have on your life. We are dedicated to providing you with personalized attention and compassionate support throughout the entire process. With a deep commitment to seeking justice for our clients, we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Trust in our expertise, and track record of success, as we work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Call us today at (888) 612-7001 for a free, no-obligation case review.
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