Should I Handle My Own North Carolina Personal Injury Case?

If you have suffered a serious personal injury in Charlotte, North Carolina, you might be wondering whether or not you should handle your own personal injury lawsuit. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we help people who have suffered from serious personal injuries recover the compensation they deserve. We have collected millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and helped guide them through the legal process. By hiring an experienced personal injury attorney, you will increase your chances of successfully receiving maximum compensation for your injuries.

Personal Injury Attorneys Know What Makes a Good Personal Injury Case

At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we have helped many clients succeed in personal injury lawsuits. We know how to identify whether or not a potential claim has all of the necessary elements for a winning lawsuit. After speaking with you at your free initial consultation, we will determine whether or not your case includes all of the necessary elements needed for the underlying cause of action. These elements include proving that someone else’s negligence or intentional action caused your injuries. We have the legal knowledge and experience to help you decide whether it is worth it to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in North Carolina.

Personal Injury Attorneys Know How to Investigate a Claim

Without hiring an attorney, investigating a claim for a lawsuit is nearly impossible. Personal injury lawsuits are extremely complex. They require intense investigations into the facts of the accident or incident that caused your personal injury. When it comes to medical malpractice cases, you will need an experienced lawyer who can take depositions, request subpoenas to gather evidence, and follow-up leads to important evidence. This part of a lawsuit is called the discovery phase, and it is extremely important.

Personal Injury Attorneys Will Help You Develop a Strategy

Every personal injury case is unique, and there are several different types of personal injury claims, including the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Premises liability

Only an experienced attorney will know how to develop a winning strategy for your personal injury lawsuit. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we know who to contact, and how to investigate for evidence that will prove your claim. We also know how to negotiate with insurance companies strategically to gain your best available compensation. Having extensive experience in the insurance world, we know all of the tricks insurance companies use to try to avoid paying a fair amount of compensation. We use this knowledge to the advantage of our clients.

An Attorney Will Help You Correctly Value Your Personal Injury Claim

At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we can help you estimate the value of your Charlotte personal injury claim. It is easy to undervalue your claim. After the shock of an accident, you are probably focused on surviving day-to-day. It is easy to forget all of the expenses that are involved in your personal injury. We can help you make sure that you request enough compensation to cover all of your expenses, including the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost past and future income
  • Home health care
  • Scarring
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Punitive damages

We will analyze the cost of your economic and non-economic losses and provide you with a reasonable estimate for the amount of compensation you should seek.

Personal Injury Lawsuits Require Extensive Experience

Personal injury litigation requires that you have extensive experience, resources, and skills. Insurance companies and defendants often have extensive resources to fight against claims, even when the defendant was clearly in the wrong. Some studies even suggest that claimants with counsel assisting them win at higher rates and by wider margins.

On a more procedural level, many plaintiffs do not have the knowledge of the legal system to know when and where to file the paperwork and motions necessary throughout the litigation process. Defendants are more likely to take advantage of defendants who represent themselves then defendants who have hired experienced lawyers to represent them.

Contact Our Experienced Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyers

We recommend at least speaking to an experienced personal injury lawyer before deciding to represent yourself. That is why we offer our potential clients a free initial consultation. At the consultation, you will be able to learn more about how we can help you fight for your right to compensation. We will review the facts of your case and give you an overview of your legal options. Contact our law firm today to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.

Client Reviews
Arnold & Smith was great. They are always on time for your case, they really know what they are talking about. They are very good about giving you updates on your case. I highly recommend everyone to use Arnold & Smith as your attorney they will make sure you get the best result possible for your case. By far the best attorney in the area. Austin
Resonable expectations were set and the results far exceeded them. I was well informed, prepared and supported by Matt and his team. They provided comfort and confidence, as well as a great outcome. I can't possibly describe how grateful I truly am for what they have done for me. Matt was recommended to be by another trusted individual and I believe that was a blessing. Anthony
I can't say enough great things about Matthew Arnold and his team. I had a very complicated, high-conflict case which took a lot of time and effort on everyone's part, and I feel like my case was given the time and attention it required. Matt Arnold is a great attorney, and I would go as far as saying one of the best in Charlotte, if not the best. Bree is also amazing. Amber