FAQ

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

What most "personal injury lawyers" don't want you to know is that many times you do not need them. The personal injury factories that advertise for your case are usually handling hundreds of cases at a time. They have form letters they send to the insurance companies explaining the nature of your case and your injuries in the hope that the insurance company will quickly settle. Their goal is not to maximize each individual settlement, but rather to receive mediocre settlements on a large number of cases. They make their money by handling a large number of cases and putting minimal resources into each individual case. If you have been involved in a low-speed collision and have $1,000-$10,000 in medical bills, then in all likelihood you are just as capable of settling your case with an insurance company as a lawyer. The good news is, if you settle the case on your own, a lawyer will not take a substantial percentage of your recovery as a fee. In the vast majority of cases involving minor personal injuries, an individual can end up settling their case and recovering more money than they would have if they had hired an attorney.

It is only when you have suffered significant and debilitating injuries that you absolutely need an attorney. In these situations, why would you hire a personal injury lawyer who handles hundreds of small cases a year, and is rarely willing to invest a large amount of their time and resources into a single case? If you have suffered a significant injury or loss, then your case absolutely deserves individual attention, resources, and commitment. At Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP, if we undertake the serious responsibility of handling your case, then you can rest assured that this is exactly what you will receive.

How much will this cost me?

Answer: Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP typically will be paid on a contingency basis. This means that no attorney's fees will be paid until you receive a recovery. The legal fees that are paid will be a percentage of that recovery.

How long will the process take?

Answer: Each case is different. At Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP, we work hard to see that your case is prosecuted as quickly as possible without compromising the value.

If I get more or different medical treatment will it help or hurt my case?

Answer: You should keep us informed at all stages of your medical needs; however, you should approach your medical treatment without concern for any lawsuit. The most important thing for you to do is to get the treatment that you need and that your doctors have recommended. If you do this, we will be able to successfully deal with any changes in your medical condition during the litigation.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

Answer: North Carolina, like all other states, has what are known as 'Statutes of Limitations' which limit all cases after a certain amount of time from being filed. These time limits vary according to the type of injury, so the best advice would be to consult with Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP as soon as you suspect that you, or a loved one, may have been injured by someone else's negligence.