Raleigh Car Accident Injury Attorneys
After being injured in a car accident, most North Carolinians just want a full recovery and get back to work. Unfortunately, some car accidents cause injuries which last for months, years, or even a lifetime and result in thousands of dollars of medical expenses and lost wages. If you have sustained serious temporary or permanent injuries as a result of a Raleigh car accident, a knowledgeable attorney can assist with protecting your interests against the insurance company.
At Maginnis Law, we offer free consultations to all prospective personal injury clients. Most consultations range from one hour to two hours, depending upon the complexity of your case. Our initial consultation typically consists at looking at four separate aspects of your case.
(1) Negligence and Contributory Negligence (Liability): Our firm always first inquires into how the car accident occurred to determine the identity of the negligent, liable parties. Sometimes, this may be as simple as reviewing the North Carolina crash report and the reporting officer’s notes. In other cases, especially contested liability situations, we have to go through a detailed review of the client’s recollection of the collision as well as take down information about witnesses who need to be contacted and interviewed. This initial stage also requires looking at whether there will be any valid argument that the client was contributorily negligent.
(2) Damages: After establishing the identity of the negligent party or parties, the next issue to be addressed at an initial consultation is the extent of the client’s damages. This requires first looking at purely financial losses, such as medical treatment and expenses and lost wages and, then, discussing how the collision has more generally affected the client’s life. This means examining the extent, duration, and intensity of pain, as well as, any disabilities the client has sustained as a result of the collision. And because folks have typically not recovered at the time of the first meeting, the damages discussion is always an ongoing one.
(3) Coverage: Even if you have been involved in a car accident caused by a negligent driver and incurred hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical debt and lost wages, you likely will not be able to receive full recovery unless you can locate adequate insurance coverage. Our law firm always fully explores insurance coverage when we meet with a prospective client. This means looking at the extent of (1) liability coverage; (2) medical payments coverage; and (3) underinsured motorist coverage. In many cases, there might be multiple policies providing liability coverage and/or underinsured motorist coverage. Knowing the full extent of your coverage options is critical to making a full recovery in cases involving serious and permanent injuries.
Like most personal injury litigation firms, Maginnis Law offers contingency fee arrangements. This means that you pay no attorneys’ fees unless and until you make a financial recovery. If you would like to set up a free consultation to discuss your case with a Raleigh car accident lawyer, call Maginnis Law at 919.480.8526. You may also use our contact page to send inquiries directly to the firm. Maginnis Law represents injured North Carolinians throughout the state, but we practice primarily right here in Raleigh, with an office on Glenwood Avenue.