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Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina
At Dewey, Ramsay, & Hunt, P.A., our Charlotte personal injury attorneys represent clients throughout North Carolina who have been hurt by another person, party, or entity’s negligence, which knows no bounds on our roadways or public or private property and causes thousands of severe injuries and fatalities each day through the Tarheel State.
If you have been injured by negligence in any form, there is no doubt your life has been significantly impacted by the event. You may require lengthy medical care, extended time away from work, and incur expenses that overwhelm any positive outlook that allows you to focus on healing.
That is why we are here.
Your first meeting with our law firm will be with a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney, so you can immediately understand your legal rights and options to pursue the negligent party that caused your harm.
Our Mecklenburg County personal injury lawyers customize each case using both personalized attention and expansive resources to pursue maximum results, so you can get your life back.
Your injury, our fight. How can we help you take a stand?
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina If the Other Party Was Negligent?
Most injury victims believe that if they were injured by an obviously negligent party — like a drunk driver, or a motorist who ran a red light — they do not need a Charlotte personal injury attorney. Shouldn’t the insurance company realize their policyholder was at fault and pay for my damages?
Unfortunately, this question is often answered as soon as the injury victim speaks with the insurance company.
The reality is, even if the insurance company knows their policyholder was negligent, it is going to make you prove that is true by presenting the same tangible evidence our investigation would uncover. The difference is, it is extremely difficult for injury victims to preserve the same level of evidence our attorneys would to help support their case. This is true for several reasons.
First, the injured person is hurt, which means getting out of the hospital or their home in time to ensure the evidence is not lost or covered up is physically challenging.
Next, most people do not have the legal resources, skills, and experience to properly investigate an injury incident, collect the details, and present them to the insurance company.
Finally, insurance companies are not in the business of negotiating with individuals or their families. They simply submit a less-than-reasonable settlement offer to the injured party and tell them to take it or leave it. We do not take these proposals at face value. We will produce the necessary evidence, medical records, and financial documents that require the insurance company to take notice and negotiate fairly.
An Insurance Research Council study noted that 85% of all money paid out in insurance settlements for bodily injury claims is paid to people who are represented by lawyers. Because of this, accident victims who hired attorneys to help them with a claim received 40% more in the insurance settlement than those who didn’t retain a lawyer.