Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured through the negligence of another, it’s important that you speak to serious personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
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Charlotte, NC Personal Injury Attorneys with the Experience You Can Rely On
When you or someone you love has been in an accident that was due to another person’s negligence, you need a personal injury attorney in the Charlotte area who will hold the at-fault party accountable and work to see that you get the compensation to which you are entitled. After an accident, you are not only dealing with the stress of physical pain, recuperation, and/or mental anguish from the event but also the financial stress of lost wages and medical bills. You may have experienced head injuries, neck and back trauma, and broken bones that leave you with ongoing pain, suffering, and the need for medical attention for weeks, months, and even years.
At Irons & Irons P.A., our personal injury attorney Harry H. Albritton has secured millions of dollars in damages for accident and injury victims. He has rightfully earned a record of performance when up against insurance companies. He has the experience you need to fight for your case.
Attorneys Who Are Knowledgeable in Personal Injury Law in North Carolina
Personal injury law in North Carolina is a specialized area of the law. Personal injury lawyers represent individuals in civil cases after they have experienced a serious or catastrophic injury that was caused by someone’s negligence, recklessness, or lack of competence. For example, a person can be held liable who is driving a vehicle and talking on their phone or otherwise distracted may run a stop sign causing an injury. Another example is a proprietor, failing to secure a loose rug in a public area and causing a person to fall and get hurt can be held accountable for premises liability.
Many cases are settled out of court between the plaintiff’s attorney and an insurance company. However, if a settlement cannot be reached and the case goes in front of a jury, it needs to meet three criteria in order for damages to be awarded in a personal injury lawsuit.
- Duty of Care: refers to the defendant having a responsibility to act in a way that prevents an injury or accident such as following traffic laws.
- Breach of Duty: a defendant failed in their duty of care by acting in a way that is negligent or reckless such as running a red light or failing to affix a loose rug.
- Cause of Injury: the plaintiff’s injury only occurred because of the defendant’s negligence. Had the defendant practiced duty of care, the accident and resulting injury would not have happened.
Contributory Negligence as a Factor in Personal Injury Cases
As well as meeting these three criteria the accident must only be the fault of the defendant as stated in North Carolina’s doctrine of Contributory Negligence. If the jury finds that the plaintiff contributed to the accident in any way, they must find in favor of the defense.
For example, if an accident occurred because the defendant ran a red light but the plaintiff was speeding, the jury may find that the defendant was primarily at fault, yet the plaintiff also bears some responsibility in that he/she was going too fast. In this situation, there would be no monetary compensation awarded in this personal injury claim.
To avoid paying out damages, a common defense strategy is to show that the plaintiff was also at fault in some measure.
Personal Injuries Our Lawyers Represent
These are some of the injuries we have represented for our clients:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries and whiplash
- Paralysis and loss of mobility
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Chronic pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
After experiencing an accident, you should seek medical care as soon as possible to ascertain injuries and obtain treatment more quickly in order to improve recovery.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Represent
A car accident can cause catastrophic injuries. Even a somewhat small event like a fender bender can result in whiplash or spinal cord trauma with long-lasting symptoms. If the other driver was responsible for the collision, you may deserve compensation for your injuries.
Many accidents involve commercial trucks and lead to serious injuries. Many times these cases are more complicated than typical automobile accidents because companies owning the trucks are involved. We investigate the case thoroughly to determine the liable party and hold them accountable.
Motorcycle accident victims often sustain serious injuries following a collision. We will help you get fair compensation if you are a victim and were struck by another vehicle.
Accidents can happen at any time. When you are taking an Uber or Lyft to get to your destination and an accident occurs, we will find who is at fault. Whether it was your driver or another driver who was negligent, we will seek damages for your injury.
Commercial properties, rental properties like Airbnbs and VRBOs, and homeowners are all responsible for keeping their premises safe and well-maintained. If you are injured because a business or residence had unsafe conditions, our personal injury attorney will determine who is responsible and hold them accountable for your pain and suffering.
Healthcare practitioners are mandated to act in the best interest of the patient and to provide care in a competent manner. Failing to do so can lead to long-term medical complications for which they should be held accountable.
In most serious automobile, motorcycle, and semi-truck accidents, as well as work accidents involving falls, there is a high risk of death and/or permanent damage to the brain and the spinal cord. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) as well as spinal cord injuries involve severe trauma to the head and neck. This trauma can be debilitating and life altering for not only the injured person but also catastrophic for the injured victim’s loved ones and family.
Dental professionals are held to a high standard of care like medical healthcare professionals are. Dental malpractice occurs when a dentist either injures or removes healthy teeth, fails to administer or prescribe antibiotics when needed, or causes additional injury that causes further complications.
Long-term care facilities are charged with taking care of our loved ones when they no longer can live on their own and take care of themselves. It is a sad fact that nursing home abuse from neglect to physical injury is common. If you suspect or have proof of nursing home abuse, we will work to get justice for your loved one.
When a personal injury results in the death of a loved one, the heirs of the deceased may be awarded damages to pay for the expenses, compensate for lost income, and to provide reparation for pain and suffering.
Why It's Important to Have Trust in Your Personal Injury Attorney
Why Choose Irons & Irons As Your Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyers?
At Irons & Irons P.A., we work diligently to get fair and favorable outcomes for our clients who are victims in accidents that were caused by others’ negligence and carelessness. Harry H. Albritton is an experienced personal injury attorney who has represented accident victims since 2002. During the last twenty years, he has sharpened the skills and resources needed to investigate personal injury claims, analyze medical and accident records, and communicate with experts. He knows how to develop a strategy for your case and determine how much your case is worth.
We offer high-quality, not high-volume, legal services. We make sure our caseload enables us to provide focused, personal service and ensures that every client knows their case is our top priority. We are able to settle many of our cases out of court, but when a fair settlement can’t be obtained, we are not afraid to take a case to court and stand before a jury.
Frequently Asked Questions of Our Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyers
You may be certain that a personal injury lawsuit is the right course of action after your accident but you may have questions. To help you through the process, we are sharing the answers to questions we are frequently asked.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Because personal injury is a specialized area of the law and it can be very difficult to get the outcome you want, we suggest having experienced legal representation. Insurance companies have skillful lawyers and have their bottom line as the primary motivation, making it a fight to minimize their settlement, discredit you, and downplay serious injuries. You are in a much stronger position with an experienced attorney who knows how to present your case to get a more favorable outcome.
How Much Are Your Fees?
We accept payment on a contingency basis, meaning we only collect a fee that is based on a percentage of the monetary compensation you receive. If you don’t receive compensation for damage, we don’t take a fee.
How Long Do I Have to Bring a Personal Injury Claim?
The statute of limitations to bring a civil case in North Carolina is three years after the accident occurred. This may seem like a long period of time, but an insurance company may drag out the settlement negotiation process until the time limit is reached in order to prevent you from filing a lawsuit.
Will My Personal Injury Case Go To Trial?
Our personal injury lawyers are able to settle a majority of cases out of court to the satisfaction of our clients. However, when we can’t achieve a fair settlement, we will take the case to a jury.
How Much Will I Get for My Personal Injury Case?
Every case is different in the circumstances and injuries involved, so there is no set amount of monetary compensation. North Carolina allows injury victims to receive compensation based on medical bills, physical pain, emotional trauma, lost wages, and future costs that are projected to be incurred due to the injury.
Request a Free Case Review with Our Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyer
When an accident has seriously impacted your life, contact our personal injury attorney Harry Albritton and legal team at Irons & Irons P.A. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve and help you move into your future with assurance and security. We also accept personal injury cases in Concord, Matthews, Huntersville, Kannapolis, Albermare, Wadesboro, Salsbury, Rockingham, Hickory, Gastonia, and the surrounding North Carolina areas. To get more information about our services or to schedule a free initial consultation, give us a call today at 919-899-7200 or fill out the free case review contact form.