Kellum Law Firm - Your Personal Injury Attorney

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At Kellum Law Firm, we have many years’ experience handling all manner of accident and personal injury claims.

We deal with insurance companies to negotiate a fair settlement for you, or, if necessary, take your case to trial.

For almost 5 decades we’ve been helping folks in North Carolina get fair settlements for their accident/injury claims.

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Why Work With Kellum Law?

  • Almost 50 years representing North Carolina folks.
  • Extensive experience in Personal Injury claims.
  • Your Local Law Firm with offices near you.
  • Free No Obligation Consultation.
  • Stellar reputation with A+ BBB Rating.
  • Committed to get you the best results!

Kellum Law Firm

~We’re With You All The Way~

Our North Carolina Office Locations Dealing With Personal Injury Claims –

New Bern

219 Broad Street

New Bern, NC 28563

Jacksonville

445-A Western Blvd

Jacksonville, NC 28546

Wilmington

4626 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28405

Morehead City

5178-A Hwy 70 West

Morehead City, NC 28557

Greenville

501 SE Greenville Blvd.

Greenville, NC 27858

Goldsboro

1800 E. Ash Street

Goldsboro, NC 27533

Williamston

1620 US 70 Business

Williamston, NC 27892

Roanoke Rapids

118 Cardinal Drive

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Rocky Mount

3250 Zebulon Road

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Our Practice Areas Include –

Auto Accidents

 

Personal Injury

 

Workers' Compensation

 

Wrongful Death

 

Social Security Disability

 

Elder Abuse

 

FAQ’s –

WHY USE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?

Personal Injury

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 lawsuit, 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.

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.

HOW LONG BEFORE I GET PAID?
Where liability issues are clear, and there’s no reason to take a case to trial, a personal injury lawsuit can often be settled quite quickly.

Tougher cases can average 2 to 3 years, but keep in mind that each case is unique, therefore one cannot predict the amount of time needed to deliver a settlement.

What’s key is that you work with a reputable attorney with expertise in the field of personal injuries. A lot rides on the reputation of your attorney, particularly when negotiating on your behalf with insurance companies.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A PERSONAL INJURY CASE?
First, you must have suffered an injury to your person or property. Second, you should consider whether your injury was someone else’s fault.

It is not always necessary to have a physical injury to bring a personal injury lawsuit.

Some personal injury claims could be based on a variety of nonphysical losses and harms.

The place to start is to contact a reputable Law Firm and request a consultation to review the details of your case.

HOW SOON AFTER I'M INJURED MUST I FILE A CLAIM?
Every state has certain time limits, called “statutes of limitations,” which govern the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit.

In some states, you may have as little as one year to file a lawsuit arising out of an automobile accident.

If you miss the deadline for filing your case, you may lose your legal right to damages for your injury.

Consequently, it is important to talk with a lawyer as soon as you suffer or discover an injury.

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Kellum Law Firm
219 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28563

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