Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney
M. CHRISTOPHER SCHEHR, ESQ.
My name is Christopher Schehr and I am a licensed attorney here in Charlotte, North Carolina. I went to law school with one focus, to become your attorney and to tip the scales of justice in your favor. Upon graduation, I worked in a firm specializing in Immigration Law. After realizing that your case was just another case in a big law firm, I decided to open my own practice. There were times in big law where I did not even meet or interact with my clients. I found this to be a major injustice. Since opening my own firm I have gone through the trials and tribulations and have found what works. I will give you individualized focus in every case I take on. When you call, I answer.
Charlotte Personal Injury
Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney
Going through a personal injury accident can be scary, and have a drastic impact on a victim’s life. You may have just been at the wrong place at the wrong time when someone acted carelessly. When an individual or company acts negligently or recklessly and people are hurt because of it, they should be held liable for what they’ve done. There are laws set in place to protect victims and provide a path for seeking restitution after a personal injury accident. Examples of accidents that are categorized under the area of personal injury law include, but are not limited to:
- Motorcycle accident
- Car accident
- Boating accident
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Workplace accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Animal bite or attack
- Product liability
- Slip and fall
- Premises liability
- Rideshare accident
- Motor scooter accident
Handling a personal injury claim without help from an attorney can be challenging and overwhelming. This can create an environment where a victim accepts a settlement offer that is much lower than what their case is worth. Most people don’t realize that they are owed more than the amount an insurance company initially offers. When personal injury accidents happen, it usually causes those involved financial loss. When we’re offered the chance to be immediately paid, we may choose to accept the amount and move on with our lives.
But not everyone can just go on with their life after a personal injury accident. In the aftermath of a car accident, a person may sustain injuries like whiplash, headaches, bruising, broken bones, spinal cord damage, and mental trauma. These types of injuries cannot be treated with your standard first aid kit. Whiplash may need to be treated by a chiropractor, broken bones have to be stabilized properly, and spinal cord damage may result in temporary or permanent disability.
You may be asking yourself who is going to pay your medical bills, how are you going to afford to stay home and heal while missing out on work, and other concerns. Personal injury accidents can have lifelong effects. These effects may not be immediately obvious after an accident and can affect a victim’s life weeks, months, or even years later. As you can see, the situation can get complicated. But this is where an attorney can intervene to help. We understand how the law surrounding personal injury works and how it can be used to a victim’s benefit and aid in their recovery.
While you are focused on your health, we can handle the legal aspect by filing a lawsuit against the offending party if necessary, negotiating with insurance companies to maximize your compensation, look out for your best interests, and ensure that your current and future medical expenses and other losses are covered. When someone is responsible for the injury you are now suffering from, they should be held liable. If this is something you or a loved one are going through, we urge you to contact us as quickly as possible. The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can get to work on your behalf.
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When accidents happen all the time, you may wonder what differentiates a situation that is actionable by law from those that are not. To put it simply, if an individual, professional, or company committed negligence or recklessness that resulted in the injury of another, this is reason enough to contact an attorney. Examples of personal injury accidents are car accidents, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, boating accidents, and slip and falls. In all of these scenarios, it may have been another driver, doctor, dog owner, boat operator, or property owner that caused someone injury and financial loss. After an injury, it’s not always immediately obvious how it could affect your life. Personal injury attorneys have the experience to know the potential for lifelong effects.
Once you report an accident to your insurance company, you may be promptly offered a settlement amount in the days to follow. But we strongly advise to not accept before consulting with our firm. Insurance companies exist as a for profit entity, they are not as worried about your recovery as you may think they are. In fact, insurance companies frequently undermine victim’s suffering by forcing them into accepting an offer that is too low for what they have endured. With legal support, you can have peace of mind that you won’t be taken advantage of by profit driven insurance companies. We’re on your side.