Personal Injury

What is a personal injury case: A personal injury case is legally defined as an injury to a person, whether it is an injury to someone’s body or to someone’s mind or emotions.

Types of Personal Injury Cases:

  • Auto Accidents

  • Trucking Accidents

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Slip and Fall

  • Dog Bite

  • Workplace Accidents: Accidents on the job are a distinct type of personal injury case, and are most commonly referred to as workers compensation or “workers comp”

  • Medical Malpractice

REMEMBER: Just because you get injured, does not mean there is compensation under the law! You generally must prove that someone did something negligent (careless) to cause your injuries. In North Carolina, we have contributory negligence which can prevent you from getting any compensation, even if someone else caused you to get injured. In simple terms, contributory negligence means you can’t even get any compensation, if you contributed in any way to your injuries, no matter how small.

Compensation: Here are some of the common ways that you may be compensated:

  • Medical Treatment Expense Reimbursement

  • Pain and Suffering

  • Lost Wages

  • Personal Property Reimbursement

  • Diminished Value

  • Punitive Damages

Time: There are time restrictions for bringing a personal injury claim. Generally, you have 3 years from the date of the accident to bring a lawsuit. If you have not settled your case or filed a lawsuit within 3 years, then your case will be deemed time-barred. You will lose all rights to any compensation. There are very limited exceptions, so you want to make sure you preserve rights by the 3-year deadline!

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