Our Personal Injury Practice Areas
Fisher Stark P.A., specializes in the handling of personal injury, car accidents, traumatic brain injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of the injured and their families. We are trial attorneys who will aggressively fight for your rights against insurance companies. Below you will find a list of some of our practice areas, followed by brief summaries:
Personal injury is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of accidents and injuries. Whether you were hurt in a car accident, by a faulty product, or another incident, a personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for your damages.
Below we will explore the role of a personal injury lawyer and provide guidance for those who have been injured and need legal representation.
What is a Personal Injury Lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in representing individuals who have been injured in accidents caused by someone else's negligence.
Personal injury attorneys have the experience necessary to navigate the complex legal system and negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients.
Unlike other law firms that handle all types of legal matters, Fisher Stark focuses on helping the injured. By concentrating solely on helping the injured, this narrow focus allows our clients to benefit from our drive to get them the justice and fair compensation they deserve.
FISHER STARK - PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA
While based in Asheville, we also serve Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Rutherford, and McDowell Counties as well as the other surrounding communities in Western North Carolina.
Trust our experienced team of lawyers to provide the legal help you need for just about any type of accident-related case in which you or a loved one has sustained harm or injury.
Your well-being is our top priority and we are committed to helping you receive the justice and fair compensation you deserve, so you can move forward with your life.
Fisher Stark Practice Areas
Our personal injury lawyers typically handle a range of cases, including:
1. Car Accidents:
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury. If you've been injured in a car accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the complex process of filing a claim with insurance companies and seeking compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Learn more about how we can help you if you were injured a Car Accident.
2. Trucking Accidents:
Winding, narrow mountain roads, and large trucks don’t always work well together. This is especially true if the truck is mismanaged. With large trucks, even if just a little negligence has occurred, the resulting injuries can be massive and the legal case complex. Learn more about how we can help if you were hurt or harmed in a Trucking Accident.
3. Motorcycle Accidents:
The trial attorneys at Fisher Stark, P.A., know that Western North Carolina is a mecca for motorcycle riders. But, while beautiful, the winding mountain roads and narrow streets can often spell trouble. Consequently, even the most careful riders face greater dangers in the mountains, often due to no fault of their own. Learn more about how we can help you, if you were hurt due to someone else's negligence in a Motorcycle Accident.
4. Product Liability:
Product liability cases involve injuries caused by defective products, such as appliances, vehicles, and medical devices. If you've been injured due to a defective product, a personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation from the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of the product.
5. Wrongful Death:
If a loved one has died due to the negligence of another person or entity, a personal injury lawyer can help you pursue a wrongful death claim. This may include compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, and loss of income. Learn more about your legal options if someone you love had a Wrongful Death.
6. Traumatic Brain Injury:
Victims of brain injuries and their families face unique, life-altering issues. And this type of catastrophic personal injury is an incredibly complex area of medicine and law. So, such clients need timely and effective advice addressing the complex medical and legal issues involved, as well as the significant human elements. Learn more about how we can help you if you have suffered a Severe Brain Injury or TBI.
7. Catastrophic Injuries:
A catastrophic injury is where the resulting injuries are so debilitating that the victim can never fully recover. And these injuries arise from any number of accidents at work, on the roads, or even at home. Learn more about how we can help you, if you or someone you love has suffered a Catastrophic Injury.
8. Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents:
Because Western North Carolina is so beautiful, it's great hiking, biking and walking country. And it’s also home to winding mountain roads and scenic vistas. So, this unique geography can cause bicycle and pedestrian accidents due to distracted or negligent driving. Plus, reduced reaction times can also lead to accidents too. Learn more about how we can help you if you have suffered an auto-related Bicycle or Pedestrian Accident.
When someone else’s recklessness or negligence causes you pain and suffering, you may feel alone and you don’t know where to turn. Here at Fisher Stark, we are dedicated to protecting your legal rights and making sure you receive the justice and fair compensation you are due.
Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering whether or not you need a personal injury lawyer. The answer is yes, in most cases.
Here are some reasons why:
1. Legal Experience: Personal injury lawyers have a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations surrounding personal injury cases. They can help you navigate the legal system and ensure that your rights are protected.
2. Negotiation Skills: The lawyer will likely then negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. They will work to secure a fair settlement for your injuries and damages.
3. Experience: Personal injury lawyers have handled many cases like yours before. They know what to expect and can provide guidance and support throughout the entire process.
4. Objectivity: After an accident, you may be feeling emotional and overwhelmed. A personal injury lawyer can provide objective advice and help you make informed decisions.
What to Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When choosing a personal injury lawyer, there are several factors to consider. Here are some things to look for:
1. Experience: Look for a lawyer who has experience handling personal injury cases. Ask about their success rate and how many cases they have taken.
2. Communication: Choose a lawyer who communicates clearly and regularly. You should feel comfortable asking questions and receiving updates throughout the process.
3. Resources: A good personal injury lawyer should have access to resources such as medical professionals who can provide testimony in your case.
4. Contingency Fee: Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that they do not get paid unless you win your case. Make sure to ask about the lawyer's fee structure before hiring them.
What to Expect During the Personal Injury Legal Process
The legal process can be lengthy and complex. Here is a general overview of what to expect:
1. Consultation: The first step is to schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer. During the consultation, the lawyer will evaluate your case and advise you on your legal options.
2. Investigation: If you decide to move forward with a case, the lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident. This may involve gathering evidence such as witness statements, police reports, and medical records.
3. Negotiation: The lawyer will then negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. They will work to secure a fair settlement for your injuries and damages.
4. Litigation: If a settlement cannot be reached, the case may go to court. Your personal injury lawyer will represent you in court and argue your case to a judge or jury.
Choose Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers
We will Fight for You ... We will Always Be on Your Side.
From car accidents to slip and fall accidents, the personal injury lawyers at Fisher Stark specialize in a wide variety of areas of practice. This means, we can help you navigate the complex personal injury claims process.
Personal injury settlements or verdicts are typically paid by the at-fault party’s insurance company. Consequently, insurance adjusters typically undervalue claims. So, if an insurance company won't offer a fair settlement, we are willing to go to trial.
Fisher Stark, P.A., has more than 50 combined years of trial experience, reaching more than 170 favorable verdicts. So, we are proud to be known as "trial attorneys." And because we are not afraid to go to court, insurance companies know us for our aggressive defense of your rights.