At Tarantino Law, PLLC, we have experience in a variety of legal areas, including personal injury law. We know many people have limited knowledge when it comes to personal injury law, so they may not know whether they should hire a lawyer or what they should do immediately following an injury. However, we’re here to make some important information about personal injury law more accessible to you. Keep reading to learn more.
- You have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Each state has a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim, which means you must initiate legal action within that prescribed period. In the state of North Carolina, most personal injury claims must be filed within 3 years of the date the injury occurred.
- “Pain and suffering” can include a lot of things. In a personal injury case, “pain and suffering” refers to compensation you may receive for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by your injury. This is different from economic damages, such as lost wages and medical bills. The physical pain and emotional distress might include things like disfigurement, loss of quality of life, or depression.
- You should avoid sharing details about your injury with others. After your injury occurs, it’s important that you don’t give details or downplay your injury to others, especially on social media. This could be used against you and hurt your case, meaning you may not get the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a legal consultation if you have a personal injury case.