North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers
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If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, slip and fall, or are a victim of medical malpractice, you’re facing the pain of a long recovery, the trauma of your accident, and the financial insecurity that comes from high medical bills and lost wages. We are dedicated to getting justice for accident victims and holding the negligent parties accountable and our team won’t back down to insurance companies. When you are owed compensation for your pain, suffering, and economic loss, and you need an experienced personal injury lawyer in North Carolina, Attorney Harry H. Albritton and his team will fight to achieve a fair and favorable outcome on your behalf.
Understanding Personal Injury in North Carolina
In North Carolina, when an individual is seriously injured due to the negligence or malicious action of another, they can bring a personal injury claim against the responsible party to seek monetary damages. Examples include:
- A driver hitting a pedestrian because they were texting while driving.
- A customer of a store falling due to damaged carpeting and sustaining a back injury.
- A patient having an adverse reaction after being given the wrong medication.
After an accident or injury occurs, it’s important to have a personal injury lawyer to represent you as soon as possible. We will thoroughly investigate your case, including analyzing reports, witness testimony, and medical information and working with medical experts to fully determine the extent and severity of your injuries. With a clear picture of your case, we can determine how much your personal injury claim is worth and begin the negotiation process with the insurance company.
The overwhelming majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court. The insurance company will pay the determined amount of monetary damages to you, and you’ll sign an agreement closing the legal proceedings. If we can not reach a fair settlement outside of court, our personal injury lawyers will file a civil claim against the person at fault and take your case in front of a jury.
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas
Our personal injury attorneys represent clients who have experienced injury in all types of accidents. We will represent you or your loved ones in the following cases:
Car accidents happen every day, but even minor collisions can lead to serious injuries and chronic pain and disability. If the other driver was at fault, due to distraction, reckless driving, or even failure to maintain their vehicle to safe road condition, we will seek fair compensation for your injuries.
Commercial truck accidents are more complicated than typical car accidents, but they often result in more significant or catastrophic injuries. In addition to driver negligence or poor maintenance, a truck accident may be caused by negligence on the part of the trucking company or parts manufacturer. Because several factors may affect your claim, it’s essential you have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side.
Motorcycle injuries are often severe and result in long-term disability or even death. While many people assume the motorcyclist is at fault, all too often, it’s the fault of the other driver’s carelessness. Our injury lawyers will take up your case and show that you weren’t to blame for your motorcycle accident.
More people are relying on rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft to get to their destinations safely, but if an accident occurs, who pays the bill? Our injury lawyers will work to find who was at fault and hold them and the rideshare companies accountable for your injury.
Slip and Fall Injuries
When a store, business, or other property fails to provide a safe environment, they can and should be held liable when an injury results from their negligence. From wet floors to untreated sidewalks, if you sustained an injury from slipping, tripping, or other type of accident, you may have a premises liability claim.
When a catastrophic injury caused by someone else’s negligence leads to the loss of a loved one, the case is a wrongful death claim rather than personal injury. We represent the estate and family members of the deceased and fight for justice.
If a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist is negligent or fails to fulfill their duty in a competent manner, the results can lead to serious injury or even death. Malpractice is prevalent and serious, and our personal injury lawyers will strive to hold those responsible accountable for their dereliction of duty.
Nursing Home Abuse
When a loved one can no longer care for themselves safely in their home, we rely on nursing homes to provide the care they need. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect do happen, and we will work to hold the long-term care facility accountable to secure the damages your loved one deserves and to prevent further abuse from occurring for another family.
Why Choose The Irons Law Firm for Your Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury attorney Harry H. Albritton has over 20 years of legal experience, so you can feel confident that he has the knowledge and practical proficiency to take on insurance companies, trucking companies, and other negligent entities. Just as important as knowing when to fight, our team of personal injury lawyers know when to listen and offer the compassionate representation our clients need. We fully understand the trauma you’ve experienced and the feelings of fear and overwhelm that often accompany personal injury legal proceedings. That’s why we’re here for you when you need us, answering your questions, providing you with guidance, and keeping you informed every step of the way.
We offer high-quality legal services, not high-volume legal services. This means we limit the amount of personal injury cases we accept to ensure we can provide personal service and individual attention to every client while fighting for every dollar available to you.
A Track Record of Excellence
Attorney Albritton and our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to getting fair compensation for our clients after serious or catastrophic injuries and have a track record of excellence. Our personal injury settlements and damages include:
To a family after their daughter was killed in a truck collision due to a negligent trucking company.
To a former airline pilot who suffered a head injury during a low-speed automobile accident
To a college student with orthopedic injuries sustained when his motorcycle was struck by a negligent driver
To a client who suffered orthopedic injuries as the result of being struck by a driver who ran a stop sign.
We Don’t Get Paid Until You Do
We understand that you’re facing economic hardship in addition to your pain and trauma, which is why we work on a contingency basis. This means that our law firm doesn’t require an upfront payment, nor do our personal injury lawyers bill at an hourly rate. Instead, we only accept payment based on the percentage of monetary damages you receive in your case. To put it simply: We don’t get paid until you do.
Our Service Areas
Our personal injury attorneys serve all of North Carolina, including:
Frequently Asked Questions for Personal Injury Lawyers in North Carolina
We understand you have questions. To help you better understand what to expect, our personal injury lawyers are sharing the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Because every case is unique, there’s no set amount to a personal injury claim. We’ve secured damages in all amounts depending on the extent and severity of the injury and property damage. Our team will dig into your case to determine the economic and non-economic compensation you deserve for your injury.
How Long Will My Case Last?
There is no set time period for a personal injury case. The negotiation stage can take as little as several weeks, or it can extend to several months. If the case goes to court, the amount of time it takes to finalize your case can extend past a year. No matter what, we’ll do everything we can to get fair compensation as soon as possible.
Will My Case Go to Trial?
The majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court, but if we can’t reach an agreement, we won’t hesitate to take your case in front of a jury.
Will a Jury Find in My Favor?
In order for a jury to find in favor of the plaintiff, three factors must be met:
- Duty of care: The other party had a responsibility to you in keeping you safe (such as following traffic laws or keeping their property maintained) and preventing injury.
- Breach of duty: The other party failed in their responsibility through negligent or reckless actions (such as running a red light or failing to mop up a spill on a floor).
- Cause of injury: The victim was injured directly due to their negligence and had they practiced duty of care, the accident would not have occurred.
Additionally, North Carolina operates under the pure contributory negligence standard when determining fault or liability and awarding damages to the plaintiff. This means that if the plaintiff is found to be in anyway at fault for the accident, the jury will not award any damages for the claim. The defendant must be 100 percent at fault.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury in North Carolina?
A claim must be filed within three years of the date of the incident. However, it’s important to secure a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to begin the investigation and negotiation process.
If I’m Partially at Fault, Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Yes, if you were injured and the other party was completely or primarily at fault, it’s still important to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.
Can I Receive Compensation for Trauma or Chronic Pain?
Yes, a jury can award damages based on pain and suffering, disfigurement, or disability that is caused by the accident.
Can I Receive Compensation for Future Expenses or Lost Wages?
Yes, our personal injury lawyers will work with experts to determine an estimate of lost wages in the future based on whether you’ll be able to return to work as well as an estimate of ongoing treatment or therapy (physical or otherwise).