North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer

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North Carolina personal injury law is in place to ensure that those who have been involved in an accident due to the negligence of another receive justice. Any kind of accident or injury caused by negligence is an actionable claim. If you find yourself in this situation, you need a personal injury lawyer. Throughout North Carolina, you will find reputable, experienced attorneys ready to take your case today.

Personal injury is the legal definition for an injury to the body, as opposed to an injury to another party's property. Personal injury can also include emotional and mental injury. The term is often used in conjunction with a lawsuit accusing that the plaintiff's injury has been caused as a result of another person's negligence.

There are two categories of personal injury claims: general damages personal injury claims and special damages and future loss personal injury claims.

General damages are the types of injuries that involve a demand for restitution for any emotional or physical pain and suffering that may be endured after the injury or accident has taken place.

Special damages are the types of injuries that refer to any monetary loss incurred as a result of the injury or accident. It also includes costs directly resulting from the injury, as well as earnings that have been lost. Expenses typically associated with special damage claims include damage to property, medical treatment expenses and loss of pay for any time spent in the hospital.

If it can be proven that any part of the injury was partly or wholly the fault of the plaintiff, or that the plaintiff did not attempt to keep health care and lost income at a minimum, their claims can be greatly reduced.

A personal injury lawyer can represent you in all types of cases, including auto accidents, workers' compensation, nursing home neglect and even wrongful death. The cases range in size from simple car accidents to complex product liability cases. All of us have a duty to others to operate our vehicles in a safe, responsible way. Doctors and nurses have a duty to offer a standard, accepted level of care to their patients. Companies have a responsibility to inform employees of potential exposure to toxic substances. When you violate your duty, you can be held responsible for any injury or damage suffered.

A personal injury lawyer fights for you, from the initial settlement discussions with the insurance company, all the way to the courtroom. Many cases are settled outside the courtroom, but if necessary, your attorney can get you significantly more compensation than you may get on your own. They can fight for lost wages, past and current medical expenses, future anticipated medical care, property damage costs and pain and suffering. If you are looking at a future in which you will have a reduced ability to make money, your lawyer can fight for those damages, too.

When you decide you are going to hire a personal injury lawyer, you need to find the best attorney for your case. If you have been a victim of asbestos exposure, you need an attorney who specializes in these complex cases. They will have valuable experience in representing clients suffering injuries under the same circumstances. If you are facing a product liability case, you need an attorney or firm with significant resources to see your case through to the end. The most common personal injury attorneys represent auto accident victims.

You can find a personal injury lawyer to take your case on contingency if the facts are on your side. These attorneys will take your case with no money down, and you only pay if you win. Call for a consultation today, and review your case with an experienced attorney.


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