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Why Should You Work With a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Did you know that 700,000 personal injury cases are filed per year? If you have been involved in an accident at the hands of another, you might be wondering what you should do — and whether you can or should get help from a Lillington lawyer. 

The first step is to determine if the accident falls into the personal injury category. In most personal injury cases, a physical injury has occurred, but not all. You can still file a personal injury claim if you have suffered a non-physical loss. 

Let’s go over some of the common incidents where you might need a personal injury lawyer. 

How Can We Help?

Generally, we can assist with personal injury cases that include accidents involving alcohol, as well as bicycle, automobile, or truck accidents. We help people with dog bites, head injuries, hit and runs, medical malpractice, negligence, nursing home injuries, pedestrian accidents, slip, trip, and fall accidents, and under/uninsured motorist claims. You can read about the types of accidents we cover at Kelly & West here.

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So, Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Many people feel weird about filing a lawsuit after an accident. But rest assured, 98% of cases settle out of court without a lawsuit having to be filed. Also, most accidents cost you money. Those costs might be medical bills, even if you have insurance. The accident might mean paying higher premiums or missing work hours, shorting your paycheck. If the accident is someone else’s fault, it makes sense that he or she or his or her insurance company should pay those costs, not you.

You might think you can work it out on your own. But your case might be more complicated than you think. A personal injury claim can be overwhelming, and we are here to break everything down and inform you about every step. We take pride in making sure you are kept informed and updating you on the status of your case. 

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer 

  • Fair Compensation – The insurance company’s compensation might not be as fair as you think. A personal injury lawyer can break down the case and offer expertise. Your personal injury lawyer will know what your claim is worth and will be able to advocate for fair compensation in your case.
  • Time/Energy Saver – When you hire a personal injury lawyer, they are responsible for keeping up with all of the documents involved, including medical records and reports. Organization is of high importance at Kelly & West, and we will be sure to keep everything in order. We will also communicate with adjusters, so you don’t have to.
  • Representation in Court – If it’s necessary to file a lawsuit to resolve the case, a personal injury lawyer will represent you in court and take care of all legal proceedings. 
  • They can communicate updates and explain what is taking place inside the courtroom. We work diligently to offer frequent updates and do anything we can to make this process easier.

Our attorneys at Kelly & West are motivated to help our clients. It is our priority to make this process as smooth as possible. If you have been involved in an accident at the fault of another, please contact us today for a free consultation. 

What Our Clients

Have Said...

When Reggie Kelly and Thomas West opened their Lillington law practice in 1982, neither guessed they’d be in business so long. 

We love helping people get through tricky situations, and we’re flattered to have been in business this long. It means we’re doing something right. This year we’ve seen some growth in our staff.

Thank you to our incredible friends for your support and business throughout the years. We look forward to many more to come!