Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire the Workman Law Firm to handle my personal injury case?
Compassion. The firm is dedicated to a caring, client-first approach. At a vulnerable time in your life, the firm goes the extra mile to make certain that you will be fully compensated for your injuries.
Courtesy. We take the time to carefully explain your legal rights and remedies in layman’s terms. You are kept fully informed of the status of your case at all times. You’ll also receive copies of the legal papers relating to your case, and we guarantee that your telephone calls will be returned promptly.
When should you contact an attorney?
In order to fully protect your legal rights, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. It is also critical to photograph and preserve all of the evidence in your case, as well as to contact important witnesses.
You can be sure that the insurance companies will immediately send a specialized team of attorneys, adjusters, and investigators whose goal is to pay you as little as possible. Hiring a lawyer relieves you of the worry and stress of dealing with an insurance company. You can concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
Can you take my case even though I don’t live in North Carolina?
If you live in a state where Michael Workman is not licensed, he will associate a local attorney as co-counsel. Michael will then be able to represent you in your state.
How do I pay for my legal fees?
If you have been physically injured at work, at home, or involved in an accident, then we accept most cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you owe us no legal fees unless there is a final recovery.
How much is my case worth?
Each case is different. A proper evaluation of your case takes a great deal of time and expense and depends upon the severity of your injuries, your lost wages, whether your injuries are permanent, and other factors such as the amount of pain, past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, mental and physical disability, disfigurement and scars, emotional trauma, and mental anguish.
Will your firm take my case?
We review a large number of cases every year, but we are not able to help everyone who needs our assistance. If after careful consideration we are unable to take your case, we may know other lawyers who can help and we will be happy to refer you to them.
What do I do when my vehicle was damaged in an accident?
Our property damage experts will assist you in getting a rental car and in obtaining the maximum that North Carolina law allows for the value or repair to your vehicle.
How long will it take before we go to trial?
Almost every well-prepared case settles, but sometimes an insurance company, business, or product manufacturer denies liability or refuses to offer a fair settlement. Then the case will be tried. We recognize every client’s desire to settle quickly, but we will never advise settlement until all of your injuries are known and all of your losses calculated.
Should I give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster?
Not before consulting an attorney. These statements are often used against the injured person.
I was hurt at work - am I entitled to compensation?
Yes! North Carolina’s Worker’s Compensation law pays for your medical treatment, and you may be entitled to compensation for disability and lost wages.