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Are you having reservations about filing a personal injury lawsuit? At Whitley Law Firm, we understand the uncertainty you may be feeling as you contemplate the filing of a claim. If you would like to discuss a matter in greater depth or have another concern that was not addressed, do not hesitate to contact our firm at once.

One of those uncertainties may involve the cost of the case if you file. When you work with our firm, your representation will not cost a thing if the case is not won. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only collect from the final recovery if we win on your behalf. If we are able to recover compensation, we will take a portion for the payment of our services at the conclusion of the case. When you work with our firm, you do not have to worry about what your case will cost.

What to Expect in a Personal Injury Case

Proving negligence is an important element when filing a personal injury claim. This factor may be causing you hesitation in going forward with the case. North Carolina is a contributory negligence state, which does hold strict standards. As an “all or nothing” rule, if the plaintiff failed to exercise any level of care as an ordinarily prudent person would, he or she will be barred from recovery.

This means that if victims are even 1 percent responsible for causing an accident, they cannot obtain any kind of monetary compensation for their injuries, property damage, trauma, pain or suffering.

Settling vs. Filing a Claim

You will likely be considering whether you should simply settle out of ease, rather than taking the matter to court. Although you can avoid appearing in court, it is important to fight for the largest compensation package you deserve. In most cases, this will involve filing a personal injury claim. By settling, you will be recovering less than what you rightfully deserve. If you choose to file a claim, however, we can handle the legal elements of your case so that you can focus on physically recovering.

In order to have confidence to move forward in your personal injury case, you will need to know what to expect as you file your claim. We know that every decision you make involving your personal injury case can have a major impact on your life. For that reason, we are available to answer your questions and guide you through each step of the case. Whether you need to file a claim against a trucking company or another negligent party, we offer the trustworthy guidance you need.