Asheville Personal Injury Lawyers
Hiring a personal injury attorney is a very important decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. So, if you or a loved one has been harmed as the result of injury, accident, or malpractice, hire a law firm focused on maximizing compensation from any settlement or verdict. That way you can focus on healing.
Hiring a trusted personal injury law firm with plenty of experience navigating the court system helps recovery. So in Asheville, North Carolina, the firm with a trusted reputation is Fisher Stark, P.A.
Areas of Practice
Types of Cases We Handle
Unlike other law firms that handle all types of matters, Fisher Stark focuses on helping injured people. Our focus solely on helping the injured in Buncombe County, North Carolina, allows our clients to benefit from this approach. Our lawyers can provide help for just about any type of case in which you have sustained harm or injury. Here is just a representative list of the types of cases that we handle:
- Auto accidents
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Slips and falls
- Assault and battery
- Wrongful death
- Construction site injuries
- Neck injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Trucking accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Injuries caused by impaired persons
- Car crash injuries
- Dangerous dogs
- Airplane crash
- Defective products
- Defamation, libel and other intentional torts
- Injuries from chemical exposure/battery defects
- Uninsured/Underinsured claims
How Fisher Stark Can Help
When hiring a personal injury attorney in Buncombe County, North Carolina, there are key things to remember. And with serious injuries, maximizing any compensation from a verdict or settlement is critical. Because, in any personal injury settlement or verdict, it is the at-fault party’s insurance company which pays. Therefore, the law firm hired deals directly with the insurance company, allowing you to focus on healing. So, seeking maximum compensation for future medical expenses as well as pain and suffering is our focus at Fisher Stark, P.A.
So the reality is, a law firm's reputation matters very much to insurance companies. And in Asheville, the experienced attorneys at Fisher Stark, P.A., have a trusted, well-regarded approach as aggressive trial lawyers. Being willing to take our client's cases to court, if necessary, gives insurance companies a strong incentive to offer a large settlement and avoid the courtroom.
But settlements, though, are just one part of the complex personal injury claim puzzle. Other important injury issues include getting help with medical bills, dealing with the demands of insurance companies, liens on any money you may recover, and organizing all your records and evidence should the case go to court.
Fisher Stark, P.A., has more than 50 years' combined experience providing enormous value to our clients, including more than 1,000 jury and non-jury trials. We are based in Asheville, North Carolina, but also serve surrounding communities including Woodfin, Weaverville, Mars Hill, Black Mountain, Swannanoa, Fairview, Fletcher, Arden, Biltmore Forest, Hendersonville, Candler, Canton, and Waynesville. In addition to Buncombe County, we also help clients surrounding areas including the counties of Madison, Yancey, McDowell, Rutherford, Polk, Henderson, Transylvania, Jackson, and Haywood.
Questions to Ask Before Hiring Fisher Stark
With any personal injury case, victims often have countless questions. So, at Fisher Stark, P.A., we make each case as easy as possible for you and your loved ones. We know it's a very difficult time for you and your family. So, here are some frequently asked questions to common questions:
In North Carolina, personal injury attorneys are typically paid on a contingency basis. So, this means that you pay nothing out of your own pocket. Instead, Fisher Stark only gets paid in the event of a successful settlement or verdict. The typical contingency fee for a personal injury case is anywhere from 33 to 40 percent.
The longer that you wait the more likely that important evidence will be lost. Remember, while you are unrepresented, a multi-million dollar insurance company is using its resources to avoid paying you fairly. Hire an attorney to focus on the financial aspects of the case while you focus on the most important part- your health and well-being.
The lawyers at Fisher Stark have more than 50 years' combined trial experience. We handle virtually every type of personal injury court case. And, we've helped clients outside of Asheville, North Carolina too. Our firm has successfully handled cases throughout the country and all across North Carolina.
The good news is that once a lawsuit heads to trial, a final verdict happens relatively quickly. But, keep in mind that the North Carolina court system proceeds at different speeds depending on the number of cases for trial in that county. And at Fisher Stark, P.A. our experience is that cases typically take between 12-18 months from the time of filing a case to the time that we appear at trial in front of a jury for you.
This depends on the type of law firm that you hire. If insurance companies think that they have a valid case, then they may be willing to risk a court verdict. But, if they know that they will be facing a trial law firm like Fisher Stark, they generally try to avoid court and offer a cash settlement. Once a settlement offer is made, you decide if it is acceptable. Until you accept the offer, the attorneys at Fisher Stark P.A., prepare your case for trial. So, while we are preparing to argue your case in front of a trial jury, many times it is possible to reach a cash settlement before a trial.
You can think of Fisher Stark, P.A. as a full-service Asheville personal injury law firm. We do more than just navigate the court system for you and argue cases in front of judges and juries. We also help you gather important medical and insurance records, negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies, work to resolve outstanding medical liens, and devote our efforts to obtaining the highest possible compensation for you.
Fisher Stark P.A. holds the highest AV rating from Martindale-Hubble, the preeminent lawyer rating system in the country. In addition, both Perry Fisher and Brad Stark have outstanding individual AV ratings. And both lawyers have extensive service to the Asheville legal community with both having served as president of the local bar. Our firm is a member of the American Association for Justice, the North Carolina Association of Trial Attorneys, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Moreover, we back our reputation up with a first-rate record of successfully winning court cases.
When hiring Fisher Stark, P.A., as your personal injury attorneys, you are in very good hands. We work hard to win a successful settlement or verdict for our clients. And to our firm, you are not just a number. And we are not just helping you – we are also helping make our community of Asheville, North Carolina, a better, safer place.
Justice must prevail. And society must hold everyone accountable decisions that harm others. So, by helping you with your court case, we are also helping make a just society where the rights of every citizen are respected and valued.
Timeline of a Personal Injury Case WHAT TO EXPECT
This infographic shows what to expect, and when events occur during the personal injury claims process. Fisher Stark, P.A., helps from beginning to end. We handle the complex issues so the inured can recover from harm.