Have you been injured at work? Have those injuries led to prolonged recovery time and affected your ability to work, thereby resulting in wage loss or permanent physical impairment?
Businesses, as well as consumers, are often unaware of their legal rights and possible liabilities in connection with trade practices in North and South Carolina. Businesses operating in North or South Carolina must know their responsibilities under consumer protection law in order to avoid potentially strict financial penalties.
If you or a loved one has been severely injured in an accident, then you have the right to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for the injuries and losses. However, the outcome of your case often depends on the way it is pursued. This is why it is advisable to hire a personal injury lawyer.
No two settlements are identical. But my friend/cousin/neighbor/etc. settled their claim for $$ and they were not hurt as bad as I was. We hear this all the time when it comes to personal injury settlements. Unfortunately, all I can say in response is “Good for your friend/cousin/neighbor/etc.”
Picture it: you’re driving home from a long day at work. You reach an intersection with a green light. But, you’re t-boned by someone that runs the red light while on their cell phone. You have suffered some very severe injuries. You must be extracted from your car by the fire department. You’re flown by helicopter to the nearest trauma left and spend a month in the hospital. Your medical bills when you’re released are more than $150,000. You also have a permanent injury and can’t return to your old job or way of life.