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Personal Injury Attorney Serving Elizabeth City, NC

"Personal Injury" refers to the area of law which seeks recovery for those injured by the negligence of others. Most such cases involve automobile accidents. If someone runs a stop sign or drives while impaired, he is liable for the damages he causes. Damages can include medical bills, drugs, travel, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

Personal injury also includes other mechanisms of injury such as premises liability, faulty design of products, negligent operation of equipment, and more.

Personal Injury Fees & Compensation

Most lawyers charge a standard fee in personal injury cases of 33 1/3% of any amount they recover. If there is no recovery, then the attorney gets paid nothing in attorney's fees. This is called a "Contingency Fee". In addition to the attorney fee, the client is responsible for any actual out of pocket costs, such as the filing fee that is charged by the court to file a lawsuit, the service fee charged by the Sheriff to serve the lawsuit, any fees charged by doctors to give disposition testimony, and fees charged by court reporters to take down that testimony.

However, some attorneys charge you not only their fee and out of pocket costs, but they bill you for items in their overhead as well, such as long distance telephone calls, travel costs, administrative fees for the attorney's staff, office supplies, and postage. We do not do that. If you want personal service without additional fees, call Joe.

Elizabeth City, NC Automobile, Motorcycle and Truck Accident Lawyer

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of preventable death. This is because most accidents are the result of one driver's recklessness. Some of the most common causes are drunk driving, fatigue, faulty equipment, talking on a cell phone, or simply, just not paying attention.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, then you may be entitled to make a claim against the other driver, or for medical expenses, lost wages, pain & suffering, or property damage. Attorney Joseph H. Forbes, Jr. has dedicated himself to getting just compensation for his client's losses. Contact him to see what he can do for you.