Concerned Attorneys Explain North Carolina Personal Injury Laws
What you need to know to assert your rights from Asheville to Wilmington
If you’ve been injured in an accident in North Carolina, you may have many questions about your rights. How do you make a claim for compensation? What do you need to show? Do you have to go to court? How much is all this going to cost you? On and on, the questions — and worries — pile up. Fortunately, you can get answers to all your questions without spending a dime on upfront attorney fees. At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C., our personal injury lawyers provide patient and attentive service throughout North Carolina. We’re large enough to provide the resources for even the most complex cases, but we’re also local, so you get personalized and dedicated service. So, relax. You’ve come to the right website, and shortly you’ll be speaking to the right attorney.
How North Carolina personal injury law allows you to recover
Personal injury is the area of civil (rather than criminal) law that allows individuals to recover monetary compensation from others who acted negligently (absence of ordinary care) to harm them. Personal injury law governs a range of injury scenarios, including:
To have a claim for personal injury, you must prove that a person who had a duty to treat you with care violated that duty and in so doing caused harm to you. If you prove those points, the defendant is determined to be liable (the civil law version of guilty) and must pay you damages — that is, reasonable compensation for the harm you suffered. What is reasonable is up to a judge or jury to decide, but damages are divided into two main categories:
- Economic losses — Medical bills, past and future; lost earnings, past and future, etc.
- Noneconomic losses — Compensation for pain and suffering, lost quality of life, scarring etc.
Our attorneys can help you determine whether you have a viable claim, and provide you with additional state-specific information related to:
- Liability laws — How the state determines who is at fault
- Statute of limitations — How long you have to file before you lose your rights
- Wrongful death — What to do if a loved one suffered a fatal accident
- How to file a claim — The best way to proceed with your case
- Cost of filing — How an attorney can save you money up front and deliver better results on the back end
Personal injury law is often a very common sense area of the law, but there are complex wrinkles that require professional knowledge. But most importantly, it’s extremely difficult — if not impossible — to get full compensation for your injuries from an insurance company without the able assistance of an experienced attorney.
Contact a knowledgeable and concerned accident attorney in North Carolina
Our team consists of full-time investigators, dedicated paralegals and skilled attorneys determined to deliver positive results for you. If your injuries prevent you from visiting our office, we can come to your home or hospital room. Schedule a free consultation and case evaluation today by calling Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. at (888) 351-1038 or contacting our office online.