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Shelby Personal Injury Attorney

When you have been injured in a serious accident, the idea of fighting the at-fault party and its insurance company can seem overwhelming. Yet, by accepting an insurance company’s first offer, you may end up paying out of pocket for future medical care and other expenses related to your injury. At The Schweppe Law Firm, P.A., our experienced attorneys can take on the fight for you and help you recover the full amount of compensation you are entitled to under North Carolina personal injury law.

We also represent clients in medical malpractice claims involving the errors of physicians, nurses and hospitals. To schedule a free consultation, call our office at 704-487-7204. A lawyer from our firm will meet with you personally at your consultation.

How Were You Injured?

We represent clients in a wide range of personal injury claims, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents
  • Premises liability, including slip-and-falls, injuries from falling objects, loose stairway railings and building code violations, swimming pool accidents and other unsafe premises claims
  • Other negligence claims, including dog bites, day care accidents, aviation crashes and others

To get answers to commonly asked questions, visit our Q & A on personal injury cases.

Committed To Helping You Pursue Compensation

Our father-and-two-sons attorneys have decades of combined legal experience. We have represented clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries, including back and neck injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, disfigurement, disabling injuries, brain injuries and other serious injuries. We have also represented family members in wrongful death claims.

We are committed to helping people who have been injured by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. We take time to investigate the cause of accidents, understand the nature of our clients’ injuries and gather evidence that is critical to the effective prosecution of personal injury claims.

We understand that accident victims experience significant challenges. If you have sustained serious injuries, you likely have significant medical bills. If your ability to return to work has been temporarily or permanently impaired, the compensation you receive is critical to your financial security.

We aggressively defend the rights of accident victims. We seek full compensation on behalf of accident victims for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other forms of available relief. As a client of our firm, you will understand what your case is worth and have a strong advocate on your side.

FAQs About Shelby, NC Personal Injury Laws

What Is A Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury cases arise anytime someone is harmed or injury by the negligence (carelessness) of an individual or business or in a car crash. Personal injury cases usually arise from car/motorcycle accidents, slips/falls in public places or injuries suffered at work. An experienced personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case and determine whether you have a viable claim for compensatory damages.

Do I Have A Good Personal Injury Case?

An experienced personal injury attorney can fully evaluate your claim. Among other things, anyone seeking personal injury damages from another party must prove that actual injuries or economic losses were caused by the carelessness of the other party. In addition to proving the elements of negligence, your attorney will also evaluate whether the responsible party has the ability to compensate you for your losses, in other words, whether or not it is worth pursuing.

What Should I Do After I’m Hurt In An Accident?

Your first objective is to seek medical attention, and complete your treatment plan.

  • During this time, it is important to keep a daily log of your progress, documenting your trips to the doctor and the pain/discomfort you are experiencing.
  • Photographs or video from your phone of property damage and your physical injuries can also be very compelling when negotiating with the insurance company adjuster.
  • And finally, seek the advice of an experienced and aggressive personal injury attorney for guidance about obtaining medical records and communicating with the responsible party’s insurance company.

When Should I Call A Lawyer?

You should retain an attorney immediately after suffering an injury due to the negligence of another person or business. But we can help anytime before you sign a release and accept a settlement offer. The sooner you get advice about your options and the value of your claim, the more likely it is that you will avoid costly mistakes that could harm your case.

How Much Should I Recover From My Personal Injury Claim?

All injury claims are different and depend on the injuries suffered and the ability of the negligent party to actually pay compensatory damages. In most cases, the amount of damages is tied to the amount of your financial losses related to medical bills, lost wages, property damage; pain and suffering; and present and future disability.

Determining the value of your claim is not scientific. That’s why it is critically important to retain an attorney who is compassionate to your circumstances, accessible to you at all times, and experienced in evaluating injuries, identifying all available sources of insurance, and aggressively negotiating on your behalf. At our firm, you work one-on-one with your attorney and always can get in touch about your case.

Do I Even Need A Lawyer?

The insurance company is exclusively concerned about the financial interests of itself and its insured (the negligent party). The insurance company seeks to maximize the premiums it receives, and minimize the amount it pays in claim damages. The adjuster will appear to be “on your side” and may hold himself out as a compassionate advocate. But his only interest is having you sign a release of liability for the smallest payment possible. Retain us to negotiate on your behalf. The insurance company will know you expect full compensation for your losses.
Our most important function is to immediately handle all aspects of your claim, so you can concentrate on recovering and healing. You won’t be bothered by medical providers seeking payment, or the insurance adjuster with dozens of questions. Throughout the course of your treatment and recovery, we assemble all your medical records and bills. After you are released by your doctor, we open negotiations with the insurance company by submitting a comprehensive settlement demand package. If necessary, the insurance company refuses to fully compensate for your losses, we will file a lawsuit and take the negligent party to court. In Shelby, NC we have a solid track record of negotiating favorable settlements on our client’s behalf, but we are always willing to litigate your claim in court if you prefer.

What Should I Bring To My Initial Consultation?

Any document related to your injury claim is helpful to have at our initial consultation. This includes the accident report prepared by law enforcement and any letters you received from the insurance company. In addition, copies of your medical records and any bills or invoices will assist us in determining the full value of your claim.

If you would like to learn more about how The Schweppe Law Firm, P.A., can help maximize your personal injury claim, please call us for a free, no obligation consultation. Call 704-487-7204 if you have more questions. We are happy to answer them. You can also send questions or information to the firm on our website email.

Get The Information And Guidance You Need

From our office in Shelby, we serve clients throughout western North Carolina. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we obtain compensation for you. Do not speak to the insurance company without first knowing what your case is worth. To schedule a free consultation, call our office or contact us by website email.