North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers
We hold negligent parties accountable when you’ve been hurt
Accidents happen all the time in North Carolina, and sometimes people can get hurt. But if the negligence of another person caused an accident that left you injured, you deserve financial compensation. Dealing with insurance companies is difficult and the legal process can be complicated. That’s why you need an experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney who will fight for you.
The personal injury lawyers at Brent Adams & Associates know how insurance companies operate. There are many tactics they use to try to pay people less – or even nothing at all. Insurance companies hate us because we don’t put up with those tactics. Our clients love us because they know we get results.
Our firm handles cases involving North Carolina wrongful death, slip and fall accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, dog/animal bites and other personal injury claims in North Carolina. These cases can be challenging. Negligent parties deny responsibility. Insurance companies work against you. Our North Carolina personal injury attorneys know how to move your case forward. We make things right.
You may not know what to do next or even if you have a case. Our attorneys are ready to meet with you to talk about your options. We are determined to help people injured through no fault of their own recover the financial compensation they deserve, either in the form of a personal injury claim or personal injury lawsuit.
What are the causes of personal injury accidents?
A personal injury claim can be filed after any type of accident that is caused by someone’s negligence. It could be an action that was taken – for example, someone who lets out a vicious dog without a leash, and a person is bitten. It could also be an action that someone fails to take – a business owner doesn’t fix a loose carpet and someone trips and falls.
"In this world of instant everything, it was refreshing to be a part of a team that thrives for excellency, accuracy, and seeks to protect the client’s rights. Brent Adams and Associates successfully handled my disability claim, tenant claim, and my personal injury claim. All of the Attorney’s and office support really worked as a team until the settlement of all cases. They used their knowledge, skills and compassion throughout each of my cases." - Regenia
When negligence led to an accident that left you injured, you deserve financial compensation. But negligent parties often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for what happened. As a result, insurance companies may deny your claim for compensation. That means you will have to prove negligence led to your injury.
Do I need a personal injury lawyer?
Legally, you could try to resolve the case by yourself. But the insurance company representing the negligent party will have a lawyer, you can count on that. They have extensive resources and experience dealing with personal injury claims. That gives them an advantage when you are trying to recover compensation in the form of a personal injury settlement or lawsuit.
The insurance industry’s own studies show that personal injury claimants who are represented by contingency fee lawyers net a much larger payout than claimants who do not have a lawyer, even after deducting a lawyer’s fees.
Hiring an experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney helps you level the playing field. An attorney knows where to look for evidence that can help prove your claim. A lawyer will also have experience dealing with insurance companies and fighting back against their tactics designed to deny you compensation. A lawyer may be able to negotiate a settlement that works for you.
How long do I have to sue for a personal injury in North Carolina?
In this state, the statute of limitations for taking legal action is three years from the date of the accident. That sounds like a long time. You may not be sure if you have a case and want to think it over first. Maybe you’re thinking about seeing a lawyer at some point but don’t feel that there’s any rush.
The truth is that time is not on your side. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that valuable evidence that can help your claim will get lost or destroyed. Also, witnesses can move away, or their memories about what happened can fade. It’s in your best interests to get legal advice as soon as possible after your accident.
What is my personal injury case worth?
Every case is different and there are many factors that go into determining how much compensation you receive. These include the types of injuries you suffered, whether you suffered a permanent disability, your medical expenses, lost wages if you missed work, and any property damage that was sustained.
In certain circumstances, you might also be able to be compensated for non-economic damages, which is money for subjective costs that aren’t tied to a specific dollar figure. For example, you might be able to be compensated for pain and suffering due to your injury. Another factor is insurance policy limits.
An experienced lawyer can review the details of your accident and your injuries and go over your legal options. A lawyer can also give you a better idea of how much compensation you can expect to receive. In many cases, a settlement can be reached with the insurance company. Or you might decide to file a personal injury lawsuit and prepare to go to trial (although a settlement is still possible even after a lawsuit is filed). Either way, a North Carolina personal injury attorney can help you demand the money you deserve.
Who can I sue for a personal injury accident?
You can take legal action against the negligent party whose action or inaction caused the accident that left you injured. Sometimes, it is easy to identify the negligent party – for example, a dog owner who failed to control a vicious animal. Other times, it may take some research – for example, identifying the manufacturer of a defective product.
An experienced lawyer can identify all the negligent parties responsible for what happened and help you take legal action. An attorney can pursue all options for recovering financial compensation and deal with the insurance companies on your behalf. Many times, a settlement can be reached before a case goes to trial.
Learn more about how we can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at one of our office locations in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Dunn, or Southern Pines. It costs nothing to talk to a North Carolina personal injury attorney at our law firm. There’s no obligation – we just want to be sure you have the information you need to decide what happens next.