Personal injury claims, Contributory negligence

NC is one of very few states remaining that recognizes contributory negligence in personal injury cases.  Contributory negligence has been defined by NC courts as "negligence on the part of the plaintiff which joins, simultaneously or successively, with the negligence of the defendant…to produce the injury of which the plaintiff complains."  Contributory negligence is a very harsh stance as it bars recovery for a plaintiff who is even 1% at fault for the injury being complained of, even if the defendant is 99% at fault.  This can be a difficult hurdle to overcome and must be assessed in all cases prior to bringing a claim for personal injury. 

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Our attorneys are available and prepared to speak to you regarding your potential injury claim, the merits of your case, and the process and procedure involved in pressing forward with litigation.  Call us today at 704-412-1442.

To speak with a Charlotte personal injury attorney regarding your injury, call us today at 704-412-1442. We can help.

Personal injury claims, the process

Our representation on a personal injury case begins with meeting you during a free initial consultation to discuss the incident leading to injury, all circumstances surrounding the actual event, and your resulting injury.  We will also discuss your potential damages, including medical bills, physical therapy costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any potential punitive damages in extreme situations.  From there, we will provide you with our opinion of the strength and merits of your case and discuss the next potential steps.

If you retain us to represent your interests moving forward, we will walk you through our legal agreement and explain what to expect moving forward. As is extremely common in personal injury cases, our fee may be a "contingent" fee, which means that we only get paid if you win your case.  After establishing the framework and terms of our agreement to work together, we will begin work on your case.  

The first step involves reviewing documents, videos, photos, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing any other evidence that may be relevant to your case. After reviewing all relevant evidence, we will discuss the next steps with you, which will typically involve writing a demand letter and/or filing suit.  Once a suit has been filed, we will continue to try to negotiate with the opposing side in order to reach an agreement that is acceptable to you based on the circumstances.  We will continue to weigh the pros, cons, and potential outcomes of trial with you during this process.  If unable to reach an acceptable agreement with the opposing side after negotiation, we will press forward with litigation and trial, zealously representing your interests along the way. 


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personal injury

Suffering an injury can be a devastating event in the short term, the effects of which can potentially last a lifetime. The impact of an injury can be extensive, and may include physical and emotional ailments such as pain, suffering, and loss of mobility, as well as financial losses, including medical bills, future therapy, and temporary or permanent lost wages due to an inability to work. We are here to stand up for your rights.​

When analyzing a personal injury case, it is important to address all impacts that an injury has presently had on you, as well as the impact that the injury may have on you in the future.  Many long term effects of an injury do not show themselves until years down the road.  It is therefore essential to consider these possibilities up front when negotiating a potential injury settlement.  

Personal injury law covers a broad range of injuries, categories, and scenarios, including but not limited to the following:

* Vehicle accidents

* Slip and Fall injuries

​* Medical Malpractice injuries

​* Job related injuries

* Wrongful death claims

​* Dog bites

* Intentional torts, including assault and battery

​* Defamation, including libel and slander

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Our personal injury initial consultations are ALWAYS free.

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* Analyze the facts of your case and provide an opinion regarding the strength of your claim.

* File suit seeking damages on your behalf.

* Negotiate a settlement on your behalf.

* Litigate your claim at trial.  

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