Do you need a Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer? Being injured due to someone else’s negligence can wreak havoc on your life! You should not have to pay twice for the someone else’s mistake. The Bishop Law Firm can help you recover.
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Jack Keener, Attorney at Law, handles Personal Injury cases for The Bishop Law Firm. He enjoys protecting the rights of the injured and understands how difficult the navigating injury claims can be.
NC Personal Injury Law
NC is a contributory negligence state, which means that for a accident victim to recover, they must not be at fault for their personal injury. Contributory negligence can create unfair outcomes for victims, but unfortunately, it is the law in NC.
In NC personal injury claims, you generally have three years to file a claim for an injury you sustained due to the negligence of another. A victim can recover medical expenses, pain & suffering as well as lost wages. Punitive damages are rarely awarded.
If you were injured while working, you may have a NC Workers’ Compensation case as well as a Personal Injury case depending on the circumstances of your accident. If the victim was killed in the accident, the case becomes a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims have a two year statute of limitations.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle*
Car Accident Injury – If you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you need to be reimbursed for your losses. Unfortunately, car accidents today can be caused by distracted drivers who are texting and driving. Being hit head-on, rear-ended or T-boned can leave you with serious injuries that will result in expensive medical bills. In NC, the negligent driver is responsible for your medical expenses, missed time from work and pain & suffering. Unfortunately, attaining fair compensation is rarely straightforward or simple.
Truck Accident Injury – Cars never win against big trucks when an accident happens. Being hit by a large truck or 18-wheeler can leave you or your loved one with catastrophic injuries that can easily deplete any money you have saved and have your family in debt for years to come. You should not have to pay twice for someone else’s negligence in trucking accidents.
Motorcycle Accident Injury – Motorcyclists have no protection against cars or the road. Car vs. motorcycle accidents can result in severe injuries including traumatic brain injuries . The real effects of an traumatic brain injury may not be felt or noticed immediately. What if you need more medical treatment after your case has settled?
Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident Injury – Being hit by a car can destroy your body and have long term implications for the rest of your life. These types of accidents, unfortunately, can result in wrongful death.
Wrongful Death Cases – A lost life can never be replaced. Losing a spouse, child or sibling because of someone else’s negligence is devastating. You need time to focus on saying good-bye, not dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Having a Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer can help you avoid extra stress through an already stressful time.
Workplace Accident Cases – If you have been hurt on the job, even after being a faithful, long-serving employee, your employer can deny your NC Workers’ Compensation claim or refuse to pay for medical treatment that you need. NC Workers’ Compensation law can provide for medical expenses and lost wages compensation. Having a workers’ compensation case can protect your family while you are unable to work because of your accident.
Hospital Negligence Cases – Receiving negligent hospital treatment is unacceptable and can have far-reaching consequences for your body. Your injury could have been caused by a failure to sanitize in a moment of distraction. A Personal Injury Attorney can research your medical records and hospital procedures to determine where the fault lies.
Dog Bite/Attack Injury Cases – If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog, you should consult a Dog Bite Lawyer in Raleigh, NC. A personal injury attorney can help you recover the cost of your medical expenses, pain and suffering damages and any damage to your property from the attack. Unfortunately, some home-owner’s insurance companies refuse to cover certain breeds of dogs in their policy.
Slip and Fall Accident Cases – If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you do not automatically have a personal injury case. It must be determined that you were a lawful visitor, the property owner was negligent and that negligence caused your injury. A personal injury attorney can help you determine if the property owner was negligent and if you can recover your losses.
* If your accident case type is not listed, give us a call to see if we can help at (919) 615-3095.
Need a Personal Injury Lawyer Raleigh, NC?…Next Steps
- Give us a call at (919) 615-3095 for your free case review!
- We need to know some things from you to get started:
- Date of the accident and if you have a copy of the accident report
- How and where the accident happened
- Hospital visits and any subsequent medical treatment (including medical bills if you have received some)
- Name of at-fault party(s) and their insurance companies’ information
- Your employer’s name, job title, etc.
- If you have health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid
- You need to take photos of your injuries, vehicle, passenger’s injuries and the accident scene (if possible).
- Continue to receive medical treatment for your injuries if necessary and follow medical advice!
- If you are missing work, write down the days you are missing and how much your pay was on those days
- AVOID SOCIAL MEDIA
- Read NC Personal Injury for an overview of the PI process
Call Us Today (919) 615-3095 – FREE CASE REVIEW
Having legal representation from a Personal Injury Lawyer in Raleigh can help ensure that you receive legal advice to attain the most compensation for you or your loved one’s personal injury claim. The Bishop Law Firm is a contingency fee law firm which means that we do not get paid unless we win your case!