Personal Injury Services We Offer
At The Doyle Law Offices, P.A. our founding attorney, Hank Doyle, has been successfully representing injured people in Cary and across North Carolina since 1995. Personal injury claims generally arise when a person suffers bodily injury due to the negligence or carelessness of another. We have helped clients with the following types of cases:
Commonly known as “trip and fall” cases. Typically, when a person falls or gets hurt because there was a hazardous condition in a home or place of business; such as uneven walkways, defective stairs, broken glass, wet or slippery walking surfaces, etc.
Dangerous Animals – Dog Bites
When dog owners fail to prudently manage their animals or allow them to run loose resulting in someone suffering a dog bite injury.
When a doctor, hospital or healthcare provider fails to provide medical care to meet the basic standard of care for the particular condition that results in injury or death to the patient. Call us today at (919) 228-4487 for assistance with your claim.
There are situations where people who are victims of assault or physical violence can pursue a personal injury claim against the wrongdoer separate and apart from any criminal prosecutions that may take place.
Resolving a Personal Injury Claim in Cary, NC
In most instances, persons pursuing a personal injury claim in North Carolina will be dealing with an insurance company. The services of an experienced personal injury lawyer are vital in this process. When our firm is hired to represent an injured person, we take over the entire process so the client can focus on their recovery.
Steps in a Personal Injury Claim
We gather all the medical records, lost wages documentation and all other evidence necessary to present the strongest possible claim.
The next step is to present a formal demand to the insurance company for the negligent or at fault person who caused the injury. Sometimes, an agreement on a settlement amount can be reached at this stage, saving a lot of time, and getting the injured client the money they deserve quicker.
In other instances, no agreement can be reached or the insurance company rejects responsibility. When that happens, we prepare the paperwork necessary and file a lawsuit against the negligent, at fault individual. The insurance company for that individual is then required to provide a defense attorney, pay the defendant’s litigation expenses and eventually will still be writing the check when settlement or a court verdict is reached.
Schedule a Legal Consultation with a Cary Personal Injury Lawyer
Hank Doyle of The Doyle Law Offices, P.A. is equipped with 27 years of legal experience and has helped hundreds of personal injury clients receive the compensation they are entitled to. To schedule a consultation with Hank Doyle, a personal injury lawyer, you may give us a call at (919) 228-4487 or fill out the form below. In your legal consultation, we will review your case and advise you on the best course of action you should take depending on your case and circumstances.
FAQs Regarding Personal Injury Cases
How do I know if I have a legitimate personal injury case?
To determine if your personal injury case has merit, contact The Doyle Law Offices to set up a preliminary consultation. A personal injury attorney will review your situation in detail and determine if you should file a lawsuit and what you can expect to recover, based on the facts of the accident and the laws in North Carolina.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
Your personal injury case is based on various factors, including the nature of your injury or injuries, your insurance, and the insurance of the opposing party. While our Cary personal injury attorney will provide you with a rough estimate after reviewing your case, it is important to bear in mind that the amount you may be awarded (or owe) is volatile and may be more or less than we estimate. Until your case is thoroughly investigated, it is difficult to provide clients with an exact dollar amount we believe you will be awarded in our initial consultation. Due to the legal complexity, our attorneys are prohibited from promising that you will recover a certain amount or even predicting the outcome of a case.
How long will it take to settle my personal injury claim?
The good news concerning personal injury cases is that most are settled out of court which reduces the wait time of knowing the outcome of your case. As is the case with the monetary settlement amount, the time it takes to reach a settlement is difficult to predict since it varies drastically from case to case. In general, you can expect complex and unclear cases to take longer to settle than cases that are clear-cut. Additionally, cases that involve substantial injuries can take longer to settle because the opposing party will likely push back in order to delay a settlement. Hiring a personal injury attorney can motivate an insurer to make a fair offer earlier in the process.
How long with it take to get my check for a personal injury case?
After your personal injury case it settled, you can expect to receive your check shortly. After the settlement agreement is signed, most insurers will send out the check within 1-2 weeks. Our Cary personal injury attorneys will put together a settlement statement which states the monetary amount you were awarded, deductions for the attorney fees, and deductions for other related fees. Once you review and sign the settlement statement, you can take your check to bank.