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Answers to Your Questions

At the Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb, we understand that there are often a lot of questions that come up when you or a loved one has been injured. The caring legal professionals of our firm are always happy to take the time to thoroughly answer any questions you may have about a potential case.

While the questions below are not intended to provide any legal advice, these particular questions seem to be some of the most common among people who have been injured when deciding whether to retain an Attorney to represent them or a loved one. Before retaining any Attorney, we encourage you to consider these common questions.

Is there a consultation fee?

At the Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb, there is never a charge to speak to Mr. Goldfarb about your potential case

Can I afford an Attorney?

Simply put, everyone can afford an Attorney at our firm. Many, if not all, of the cases we handle are done so on what is called a contingency fee basis. That means that our fees are collected as a percentage of the settlement you receive.

If I have a case, how long does it take to settle my case?

There is never a definite timeline to settle any case. An Attorney who promises you a definite timeline for a settlement is not telling you the truth. The fact of the matter is that every case is different and there is no way to tell how long the pre-litigation/ litigation period will take.

What kind of cases do you handle?

The Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb is a personal injury firm. This means that most of our clients have been injured in some way by the negligence of someone else. Physical, mental and monetary damages are the most common types of injuries we encounter, however we care about helping people. We are committed to helping people. So, if you feel you’ve been injured, or wronged, by the negligence of someone else, call or contact our office and set up a consultation.

Do I have a case?

That determination can only be made by a qualified legal professional. Consultations are always free and the determination about whether or not to pursue a case can often be made quickly.

Will a lawsuit / claim cause my insurance rates to go up?

In most circumstances a lawsuit or claim will not cause your insurance rates to increase. However, there are exceptions and one of our legal professionals will be more than happy to discuss your particular set circumstances with you in depth for free, so that you may make an educated decision that best fits your particular needs.

Am I charged every time I need to ask a question about my case?

The Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb never charges for consultation and never charges you for questions you may have about your case. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like. Remember, we want to help you and we want you to feel comfortable with us. So any questions you have will always be caringly answered by one of our legal professionals for free.

Am I charged every time I need to ask a question about my case?

The Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb never charge for a consultation and never charge you for questions you may have about your case. Feel free to ask as may questions as you like. Remember, we want to help you and we want you to feel comfortable with us, so any questions you may have will always be caringly answered by one of our legal professionals for free.

What if the person who caused my accident is from another state?

Claims and lawsuits against out of state parties can always be pursued through an Attorney in your home state. Mr. Goldfarb is proficient in this area of the law and has handled numerous such cases.

Do I have to pay taxes on my settlement?

No, your settlement money is tax-free.

If I don’t get a settlement do I still have to pay your fee?

The Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb will not ask you to pay for our services if we do not collect a settlement for you.

If you can’t handle my case, can you help me to find another attorney?

Of course. If, for whatever reason, we are unable to handle your case we will never leave you without direction. Mr. Goldfarb is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and has many contacts that practice in all areas of the law. We will always find you someone that can help.

What do the medical payments/ medpay areas on my insurance policy mean?

Medical payments/ medpay are part of your insurance policy that pay you certain amounts of money to help cover medical expenses while you are waiting for your case to settle. Not all policies have medical payments/ medpay. If your policy provides for this provision, information will be contained on your policy’s declarations page. If you have questions regarding medical payments/ medpay please feel free to contact our office.

What if the person who caused my accident doesn’t have enough insurance to cover my claim?

If you are injured by a motorist that has little or no insurance, in most circumstances, a claim can still be pursued through your own insurance by a portion of your policy known a Uninsured Motorist/ Under Insured Motorist. However, each case is different and you should always contact a qualified legal professional that can help make determinations that best fit your particular needs.

Do you charge to help me settle my property damage?

No, our firm provides property damage negotiation on behalf of our clients free of charge.

What if I was injured as a passenger?

If you were injured as the passenger of either party involved in an accident you can in most circumstances bring a claim. This occurs often and William Goldfarb has handled numerous cases involving the passengers of motorists. It is important that you understand the aspects of this particular type of claim. One of our caring legal professionals will be more than happy to discuss your rights as an injured passenger.

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