Not Your Average
Personal Injury Lawyer

What Everyone Really Wants to Know: Do I Really Need A Lawyer?

Maybe. Maybe not. Despite what you may hear or read online, not all personal injury cases require a lawyer’s assistance. If your damages (medical bills, property damage, etc.) are pretty low, or if you were not injured, then you may be able to handle your case on your own. Call The Law Offices of Sean Cole, and Sean will walk you through the process at no charge.

Am I going to get a million dollars?

Firms that focus on big-money recoveries often overlook something: the human cost to YOU. At The Law Offices of Sean Cole, everyone here hopes you don’t need a million dollars to make things right, because if you do, that means you were terribly injured. Million-dollar cases typically involve things like bad head injuries, significant permanent injuries, major surgeries, or even death. Then, even if your case is worth a million dollars, you have to find the money for the recovery, usually from the person who injured you, their insurance company or their employer (if they were on the job when they hurt you.) Every case is different, but if you call the office, Sean can talk through the facts of your case and go over your rights and options. We want to get you everything we reasonably can, but we don’t want you to get lost in the shuffle, or spend your time on a wild goose chase.

How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim?

In North Carolina, you typically have three years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim. There are EXCEPTIONS to that rule, however. For example, if it’s a wrongful death claim, then you have only two years from the date of death. While two or three years may seem like a long time, it can go by quickly. On top of that, it takes some time to prepare all the necessary documents and file your claim. Because of this, you should start your claim sooner rather than later. Call the firm to figure out what your time limits are and what the next steps should be. Sean will even tell you if he doesn’t think you need an attorney.

What makes Sean different from other lawyers?

So many things. For one, it’s a small firm. That means that Sean has the time for you and your case. Second, Sean has been doing personal injury law for over 25 years, so he has the experience to handle a variety of cases involving drunk drivers, 18-wheelers, auto versus auto, and more. Third, Sean is really into justice and will fight hard to make sure you get it. Fourth, Sean does not run ads. That’s because about 95% of the firm’s clients are referred by attorneys and former clients.

I don’t like lawyers

Sean Cole is not like other lawyers. He does things differently here. When you work with him, you get a personal injury attorney who is knowledgeable but also extremely approachable, down-to-earth, honest and aggressive when you need him to be. He won’t push you to sign with him, and he doesn’t accept the case of every client who calls. If you don’t need a lawyer, he’ll tell you. How many other firms do that?

So, can Sean help me?

Sean won’t know for sure until he talks with you. Chances are, though, if you were seriously injured in an accident in North Carolina that wasn’t your fault, this could be your firm. Just call 919-891-8550 (the consultation is free), and Sean will talk with you about the facts of your case. If he can help, he’ll let you know. If you don’t really need a lawyer and may be able to handle your case on your own, he’ll let you know that, too. And if your case involves an area of law that he does not handle, he’ll connect you with someone who can help.