Personal Injury Lawyers: Three Most Common Questions Asked

Sep 5, 2019


Although each personal injury case is unique, the questions that usually get asked have plenty in common – and Craig Wilkerson shares what those three questions are, along with his answers.

Question 1: Do I need a lawyer?

The answer is, of course, it depends. But, if you’ve been in an accident and are thinking you can pursue legal remedies without an attorney, make sure you understand:

  • The difference between uninsured motorists and underinsured motorists
  • What subrogation means in connection with health insurance and how that concept can affect your eligibility for health care coverage
  • The difference between the North Carolina collateral source rule and the South Carolina collateral source rule – because they are mirror opposites of one another
  • The difference between comparative negligence and contributory negligence

If you’re good so far, be sure to also watch this video to find out what else you need to know if you’d like to proceed with your personal injury case without an attorney:

If you can accurately answer all of the questions in the video, then you may not need a lawyer. If you can’t, then you definitely do.

Question 2: How long will my case take?

Craig suggests that you reframe that question to “How long will it take for me to get well?” Think about what events have transpired to bring you to this point and what it will take to remedy that situation.

Question 3: How much is my case worth?

First, the simple answer. Craig says, “I can’t tell you.” He compares that to knowing how much it would take to build a house without seeing the plans for the house. What he can tell you: that he and his firm of personal injury lawyers provide excellent, aggressive representation with a proven track record of success, including in the South Carolina Supreme Court. Find more information about those court cases.

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You can find more information about our personal injury lawyers here.

Contact us online for a free case evaluation from our personal injury attorneys or call 803-324-7200 today.