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Knightdale Automobile Accident Personal Injury Attorney


Knightdale Automobile Accident Personal Injury Attorney

Serious automobile accidents cause tremendous physical, financial, and emotional disruption. If you have sustained personal injury as a result of another motorist’s inattentive or negligent driving, you are entitled to recover fair financial compensation for that disruption. Typically, you begin the claim process by negotiating with the at-fault driver’s automobile insurance company, but, if the insurance company wrongfully denies your claim or refuses to pay sufficient compensation, you are entitled to file a civil lawsuit in District or Superior Court. The Knightdale automobile accident attorneys of Maginnis Law can assist you through all aspects of the personal injury claim process, including negotiating your claim and, if necessary, litigating your case all the way through trial. To speak with one of our Knightdale personal injury lawyers call 919.480.8526 or email a confidential inquiry using our contact page.

An important piece of advice for any automobile accident victim to remember is that the statute of limitations (period within which a lawsuit may be brought) for a negligence action is three years from the date of the incident. Therefore, you usually should not be in a rush to settle with the insurance company. You should first ensure that you have received all required medical treatment and have an accurate idea of what your future medical expenses may be. Nearly all settlements are final in nature such that if your injuries worsen you cannot later pursue additional compensation.

After you have concluded medical treatment, your attorney should assist you in identifying all damages which you are entitled to recover. Those damages may include compensation for one or more of the following:

(1) Lost wages or loss of wage earning capacity (if you were unemployed at the time of the car accident OR if have had to use leave time but have not lost any actual income);

(2) Medical and pharmaceutical expenses;

(3) Physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering;

(4) Temporary and/or permanent disability, including loss of enjoyment of life; and

(5) Punitive damages if the at-fault driver’s conduct amounts to gross negligence (e.g. drunk driving).

Maginnis Law represents personal injury claimants throughout Wake County, including Knightdale. Our firm provides free consultations and evaluations with an attorney, not a “case manager” or paralegal. Because we handle automobile accident cases on a contingency basis, you pay no attorneys’ fees unless you recover for your damages.

If you or a family member has been injured because of an automobile accident in or around Knightdale, including collisions on I-540 or the Knightdale Bypass, contact the civil litigation attorneys of Maginnis Law, PLLC at 919.480.8526 or submit a new case inquiry by going to our contact page.