Personal Injury FAQ Client-Focused. Relentless Advocacy.

Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions

Information from an Experienced Fayetteville Personal Injury Lawyer

At the Plyler Law Firm, P.A., we constantly strive to help our clients understand their legal rights and find out what they may be entitled to after they have suffered injuries in an incident that was not their fault. We are always willing to answer questions regarding our clients' cases and address any legal concerns that they have. Our lead Fayetteville personal injury lawyer listens to clients' questions and concerns. We have used this information to compile answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about personal injury cases.

How is liability determined in a personal injury case?
Liability is determined by assessing whose negligence, reckless behavior, or careless or malicious actions resulted in the accident. In a premises liability case, for example, the negligent party is responsible for the maintenance of the property on which you were injured. In a vehicle accident, the liable party is the negligent driver.

What can be compensated for in a personal injury case?
Evaluating the damage that the victim has sustained is the first step to determining a case's worth. As your attorney, we can discuss the specific damages that you may be entitled to have compensated. You may be able to receive compensation for past medical bills, future medical expenses, wages lost during recovery time, future loss of income due to lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Wrongful death cases entail different types of damages.

When should I file a personal injury lawsuit?
Immediately following your accident, you should contact a Fayetteville personal injury lawyer. We can help you get started on your lawsuit right away. It is important to keep in mind that you only have three years from the date of the injury-causing accident to file a personal injury claim, which is called the statute of limitations.

What factors will be considered when determining the amount of the settlement?
Various factors will be considered when you are seeking compensation for your injuries. Factors used for consideration include the severity of the injuries, specific details of the accident, degree of fault, employment history, age, life expectancy, and ability to work. The insurance company may also assess the type of medical treatment obtained, your lifestyle and whether you have a history of litigation.

What can a personal injury attorney do for me?

In a personal injury case, it is entirely up to you whether you want to hire a Fayetteville personal injury attorney. Legal representation is beneficial to handling of a claim for many reasons. You most likely will need help assessing the facts of your case and the extent of your injuries. If you are going to take your case to trial, a lawyer can prove to be an invaluable asset. An attorney from our firm can help you through the complicated claims process and ensure that you are adequately represented if you go to court. At the Plyler Law Firm, P.A., we can ensure that you are not taken advantage of and that you are able to obtain the just compensation you deserve. Contact us to get answers to questions about your case!

  • Matthew R. Plyler Photo
    Matthew R. Plyler


    Matthew R. Plyler is a general practice attorney who provides knowledgeable and compassionate representation to residents of Fayetteville and the surroundings area. He has been practicing law for over 20 years, handling a wide range of practice areas. This experience provides him with the background and skill needed to be successful. He approaches each case with a rare level of dedication and zeal that serves his clients well. During the initial consultation, he will take as much time as is ...

Local Attorney Helping Local People

The Stories that Matter
  • “Mr. Plyler took care of everything and somehow it was all dismissed.”

    - Megan Polston
  • “Matthew is without a shout of a doubt the best lawyer to work with especially if you get a ticket and you are out of town.”

    - Sir Manny
  • “He is extremely knowledgeable and he will do his very best to represent his clients.”

    - Zachary Hamilton