Being injured in an accident can be stressful and frustrating. If someone else caused it, you might be entitled to compensation.
Unfortunately, some North Carolina injury victims fail to pursue legal compensation for injuries and damages because they believe some of the most common misconceptions about these cases. Knowing what these are will help you recover what you are due after an accident.
Personal injury lawsuits always take a long time to finalize
While there’s no way to know how long your case will take to conclude, many cases, especially those with clear liability, don’t take as long as you may think. Also, if you have a strong defense, it is even easier to settle your case quickly and move on. While there are complicated situations that take longer, this isn’t always the case.
You can take as long as you want to file a claim
For personal injury claims, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you fail to act in the three-year period, you lose your right to do so.
You can’t afford legal representation
When pursuing a claim for a personal injury, most legal representatives will charge you on a contingency fee basis. They are paid out of the settlement you receive, and you don’t have to pay upfront. It also means the legal professional will not take on cases they don’t believe they can win.
Pursuing compensation in a personal injury case
If you are injured, and the injury is caused by someone else, be sure to protect your rights and, when necessary, file a lawsuit to recover compensation. Doing so will help ensure you get the compensation you deserve to help you recover from your injuries.