If you suffered a minor injury in an accident and the negligent party is not contesting fault, you may be able to settle your case yourself. This may be true if you can easily calculate your medical expenses and lost wages and have no permanent injury. But, there are certain situations where you definitely need the help of a Charlotte personal injury attorney to help you obtain the maximum legal compensation to which you are entitled.

Circumstances When You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

A teenager texting on her phone and looking away from the road where she is about to hit a truck with a woman in the drivers seat.

  • Fault is contested. You may think your accident was clearly the fault of another negligent party. That person or business may mount a legal battle against you. According to North Carolina law, if you were partially at fault for the accident, you are barred from collecting any damages. An accident attorney in North Carolina will know how to prove that the other party was at fault for the accident.
  • You suffered a permanent disability. If you are going to need ongoing medical care in the future, physical rehabilitation, vocational training or any other damages that take skill in accumulating evidence, you need an attorney.
  • Your case is one for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice cases require expert testimony in order to prove your case. An attorney knows who the experts are and which ones are needed. The opposing side will have their own experts. Your personal injury attorney is experienced in deposing experts and knows what information to elicit from those experts that will prevent them damaging your case.
  • You were injured by a defective product or by toxic exposure. These are often deemed complex cases by the court. Some are class actions cases. Almost all take an attorney skilled in these areas of the law so they can obtain the information necessary to prove your case.
  • Personal injury attorneys are skilled negotiators. Insurance adjusters are known to make low-ball offers to settle cases. Remember that adjusters w
    ork for the insurance companies. Their job is to save the company money. An experienced personal injury attorney’s job is to obtain all the compensation that you will need to assist you in recovering from your injuries and rebuilding your life.

Contact our attorneys at Campbell & Associates. We have the skill and experience you need to pursue your personal injury claim for compensation.