A Team Of Car Accident Attorneys Fighting For You
When you hire a personal injury firm, it is important to know ahead of time who will be working on your case. Some law firms feature their most prestigious attorneys in advertisements, but your case may be handed to a junior associate or have most of the work completed by a paralegal. That’s not how we do things at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, LLP.
Our attorneys have nearly six decades of combined experience, and we apply all of that experience on behalf of each client. Our firm takes a team approach to cases, which means that you’ll have three highly experienced attorneys working together on your behalf. This collaboration allows us to strategize the legal approach that will maximize both our chances of success and your level of compensation.
Comprehensive And Zealous Representation For Motor Vehicle Accident Victims
Since 1981, our firm has been helping accident victims claim the compensation they deserve for injuries related to:
- Car accidents caused by negligent drivers texting on a cellphone or engaging in other distractions behind the wheel
- Crashes caused by dangerous drunk drivers
- Accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists
- Auto accidents involving rideshare vehicles and drivers (Uber and Lyft)
- Motorcycle crashes
- Devastating trucking accidents (semis, 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles)
- Boating and watercraft accidents
While our personal injury practice is diverse, we are especially experienced in motor vehicle accident litigation. You can rest easy knowing that we have helped many other clients facing challenges similar to yours.
Common auto accident questions
On this page, we have taken a moment to answer some of our previous clients’ most frequently asked questions. We hope these answers will be able to help you set on the right track following your crash.
How long does it take to receive a settlement?
This question has no simple answer. Generally, a few months. Complex cases can take much longer, though. Once we have calculated the full extent of your damages and have a detailed picture of what you have gone through, we can give you an accurate idea of what to expect.
If my accident happened a while ago, do I still have a case?
Many injuries do not appear for a few days – or even weeks – after a motor vehicle crash. This is perfectly normal and it does not mean that you have lost your chance to recover compensation. However, you should act quickly. North Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims.
What if I was partially at fault for the accident?
North Carolina follows contributory negligence laws. That means that in our state, plaintiffs may not recover damages if they contributed fault to an accident.
What are some mistakes that I should avoid?
Some of the most common mistakes that we see include:
- Talking to an insurance company representative
- Failing to hire an attorney
- Not seeing a doctor
- Not filing a claim with your insurer
These errors can reduce the amount of compensation you receive.
Do I really need to hire a lawyer?
You have every right to handle your insurance claim or injury lawsuit on your own. However, you are up against the powerful attorneys of the insurance company. With your own representation, you have a team that can advocate for your rights, explain the steps and negotiate or litigate a fair settlement or award.
How will I afford an attorney?
We understand that money is probably very tight right now, considering your medical bills and other expenses. That is why we provide free initial consultations. We will evaluate your case for no cost at all. Then, we can discuss the financial options.
Taking Legal Action Is Affordable And Low-Risk
Our firm takes personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t owe any legal fees until and unless we help you recover money in a settlement or jury trial. Even then, our fees are a predetermined portion of what we help you recover. Therefore, hiring a personal injury attorney comes with almost no financial risk for you. With virtually nothing to lose, why not explore your legal options?
Contact Us For A Free Discussion About Your Case
Hardee, Massey & Blodgett has been serving the needs of injury victims in North Carolina since 1981. To discuss your options during a free initial consultation, call us in Greenville at 252-787-4632, or fill out our online contact form.