In North Carolina, if you have suffered a serious personal injury due to someone else's negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Based on your specific personal injury, this may include economic damages (dollar amounts you can document) to cover your medical expenses, physical therapy, medical supplies, and prescriptions, and lost wages. You may also be entitled to compensation for non-economic damages such as mental anguish, pain and suffering, and disfigurement.
A number of different types of injuries fall under personal injury law in North Carolina. These may include:
• Serious injuries from a car accident;
• Large truck accident injuries (“big rigs”);
• Motorcycle accidents;
• Pedestrian vs. automobile accidents;
• Slip and fall accidents;
• Dog bites;
• Defective products;
If your injury was caused through someone else's negligence, choosing the right accident lawyer is crucial following your injury. It is important to speak to an attorney soon after your injury so you can learn your rights. Insurance companies often pressure those who have been injured to accept an early settlement. That money may seem like enough to cover your injuries, but until you are healed you cannot truly know the long-term costs, both to your health and financially. In addition, the longer you wait, the more likely it is that any evidence related to the case will be lost. Almost all law firms offer free consultations to those injured in negligence cases. It cannot hurt to learn more.
At Brinkley Walser our personal injury attorneys are experienced in taking a case from the beginning, making sure the investigation is done properly, attempting to receive a fair settlement for you, and if not possible, aggressively pursuing your claim through trial. At Brinkley Walser we take our commitment to you seriously.