If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Accidents can happen at work, in a place of business, on the road, or after using defective products. Don’t let one bad day ruin the plans you have for the rest of your life.
The compassionate and experienced Jamestown personal injury attorneys at Evans Moore, LLC understand that money cannot make up for your injuries. However, compensation can help pay your medical bills and make up for your salary if you are unable to return to work. This can make your recovery just a little bit easier.
The attorneys on our legal team are aggressive negotiators and skilled litigators. We seek to keep your goals at the center of our actions. Call our office today at (843) 995-5000 for your initial confidential consultation and case evaluation. You will sit down with one of our experienced lawyers, who will review the details of your case with you and answer your questions.
Is There a Time Limit for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In the U.S., every state places a limit on how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is dictated by a law called the statute of limitations. In Jamestown, the statutory period allowed for filing your personal injury lawsuit is three years.
This means your lawsuit must be filed with the court within three years of the date of the accident. If you do not meet this deadline, you will likely relinquish your rights to seek justice and receive damages through the court system. If you have questions about how the statute of limitations affects your personal injury case, call an experienced Jamestown personal injury attorney today.
Do I Need a Jamestown Personal Injury Attorney?
After an accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company may send an insurance adjuster to speak with you. You may have had a car accident, slipped and fallen at a place of business, or been bitten by your neighbor’s dog.
Whatever the circumstances, the goal of the insurance adjuster is to protect the insurance company. Many times, an insurance adjuster will present themselves as your friend. However, you should know that the goal of the adjuster is to gather evidence from you that will disprove your claim.
An adjuster will sometimes ask to speak with you or ask you to provide a recorded statement. You are within your rights to refuse to answer their questions until you have legal representation. It is in your best interest to hire an experienced Jamestown personal injury lawyer who can help prevent you from inadvertently saying something that will negatively affect your case.
An insurance adjuster may also make an initial settlement offer. They may try to tell you that it’s the best offer the insurance company will give you or that it’s the only offer you’ll receive. An insurance adjuster may take advantage of you if they know you are not represented by legal counsel or you have minimal experience in the law.
They may offer you a lowball settlement or delay negotiations so long that you get discouraged and drop the case. The insurance company has skilled negotiators and experienced attorneys working for them. You should, too.
The Cases We Handle
If you were injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you want an attorney who has experience negotiating with insurance companies or litigating in court for a fair settlement. It is crucial that your attorney understands the variations in case law that can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Our legal team represents clients in the following areas, among others:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Auto Defects
- Road Defects
- Truck Accidents
- Workers Compensation
- Wrongful Death
- Defective Household Appliances
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Medical Malpractice
- Hospital Negligence
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Product Liability
- Dram Shop Liability
- Premises Liability
- Personal Injury
- Brain Injury
- Civil Rights
- Jail Misconduct
- Sexual Misconduct
- Police Misconduct
- Commercial Real Estate
- Estate Planning and Probate
Get Back in Charge of Your Life
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you know that it can turn your life upside down. A serious injury can sideline you from work and your daily activities for weeks or even months. In some cases, you may not be able to return to your previous level of functioning.
It is essential that you reclaim control over your life as it has a significant impact on your future. When you work with an experienced Jamestown personal injury attorney, you have a higher probability of accomplishing your goal.
You may have questions about the type of compensation you may be owed. Your personal injury attorney can assess your case and give you an assessment of its value. The settlement from the insurance company or award from the court can help cover economic and non-economic costs.
Economic damages are awarded for verifiable and objective expenses. This can include medical expenses, lost wages from work, or documented lost future income after a severe injury. Non-economic damages are awarded for subjective injuries such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Evans Moore, LLC Is Ready to Help
There are important factors that you should consider when you hire an attorney to represent you and fight for fair compensation. These include their ability as negotiators and litigators, but they are not the only factors. The compassionate and caring Jamestown team at Evans Moore, LLC understands the physical and financial burdens that happen after a serious accident.
We want you to know that you are not alone. Our team is not only concerned about your legal case but also about you and your recovery. We use our experience and knowledge to represent you during negotiations with the insurance company or while litigating your case in court. It’s our job to fight for your rights. Call our office today at (843) 995-5000 for your initial confidential consultation.