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At Kellum Law Firm, we have over forty years’ experience handling all manner of accident and personal injury claims. Our legal team deals with insurance companies to negotiate a fair settlement for you. In the rare instance that an insurance company won’t agree on a fair settlement, we’ll take your case to trial.
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Your Local Personal Injury Attorneys
If you’ve suffered an accident or personal injury, due to no fault of your own, you may find yourself considering a personal injury claim or action, in which case you’ll be looking for a personal injury lawyer. But finding the right PI lawyer to handle your case may have a significant bearing on the outcome, including the amount of any settlement you might receive. Lawyers for personal injury cases, as with any ‘service provider’, come in a range of shapes and sizes. You should start by assuming the worst case scenario, that your case might have to go to trial, in which case it’s better to start the process with a law firm that has the capability to settle your case, or file a lawsuit and fight your case through the trial process all the way to a jury verdict.
You should also look to find a law firm with experience in handling the specific type of injury you’ve sustained. Was it a slip and fall accident outside of the home? Perhaps you’ve sustained an injury in an automobile crash? Maybe your injury occurred in the workplace or another place of business?
So how do you find a good personal injury attorney?
You can start by researching on the internet. Using Google you can search for ‘find a personal injury attorney near me’. Using this search term will usually pull up Google’s results for attorneys in your locality, and will also provide you access to reviews left by their clients.
Reading Attorney Reviews
Look closely at the reviews received through Google and look to set the bar at around 3.5 – 4 star minimum (from 5). A personal injury attorney with only a handful of reviews and an average of 4.5 – 5 stars, may be misleading. It’s better to look at a law firm with more reviews, even though a couple or more may not be so positive. One-person law firms may only deal with a handful of cases each year and may not have the collective resources and experience to get you the settlement you deserve; whereas a law firm with many reviews likely has a stronger team which can pool resources where necessary, leading to the best possible outcome for your case.
Look For A Free Legal Consultation With A Personal Injury Attorney
There’s absolutely no reason why the initial case assessment should cost you money, even though many lawyers do try to charge for the first meeting. Having a free consultation is the first step in engaging a lawyer to represent you in a personal injury claim, and should be a two-way street where the lawyer will be assessing the validity of your case and you will be assessing just how comfortable you feel with the lawyer. So once you’ve spelled out the details of your accident / injury, and answered the lawyer’s questions, don’t be afraid to ask questions of your own.
Determine The Legal Cost Obligations
Most personal injury law firms will take a percentage of any successful settlement, a contingent fee usually around 33% – this is normal industry practice. Determine what that percentage is and also, should the case be lost, will you be responsible for any out of pocket or other legal expenses. Lastly, take a look around the community for evidence of the Law Firm’s standing and reputation. Do they have a name you recognize, do they advertise, do they maintain one or more practice locations. All of these are signs of a company in good standing and should help you come to a decision on which law firm to engage to pursue your personal injury / accident claim.
Why Work With Kellum Law Firm?
- 40+ years representing North Carolina residents.
- Lawyers with extensive experience handling Personal Injury claims.
- Your Local Law Firm with 10 locations including Wilmington, Jacksonville, New Bern, Raleigh and more.
- Free No Obligation Lawyer Consultation to review your case.
- Stellar reputation with A+ BBB Rating.
- Committed to get you the best results!
WHY USE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A CASE?
One of the most common questions we’re asked by people on their first contact with our office is “I’ve been involved in an accident but do I actually have a case?”.
In our experience there’s seldom a case without some chance of recovery, so we urge you to contact our office today and talk to an attorney at absolutely no cost to yourself.
We can then provide you with an honest assessment of what we consider the best path forward with your specific case and outline the process from start to finish.
Our commitment to you is that we’ll be responsive, understanding and that we’ll work professionally and diligently on your behalf, giving you the best possibility of success. ‘We’re With You All The Way’.
HOW DO I KNOW I CAN TRUST KELLUM WITH MY CASE?
Kellum Law Firm has served the legal needs of North Carolina Residents for over 40 years. We have a A+ Better Business Rating and one of the highest online ratings for any law firm in North Carolina.
You can put your trust in Kellum Law Firm and our team of experienced Attorneys at Law, safe in the knowledge that – ‘We’re With You All The Way’