Personal Injury Attorney Charlotte NC
A Charlotte personal injury attorney is someone who practices the body of law that addresses the compensation of individuals who have suffered injury, primarily bodily injury, for which others are liable in the city of Charlotte NC. This is why you need an attorney experienced in this area of law. While it includes actions based on intentional acts, such as assault or battery, the majority of personal injury claims are based on negligence. One reason for this is that most liability insurance policies do not provide coverage for injuries resulting from intentional acts.* Generally, negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing injury to others. Negligence is the basis of most claims involving car accidents, wrongful death, and premises liability. Damages recoverable by a personal injury attorney in these types of actions include reimbursement for the cost of treatment the injuries suffered, lost income and pain and suffering.
In order to establish a negligence claim a lawyer must show that the party alleged to be liable owed a duty, such as the duty to exercise reasonable care, to the injured person, that there was a breach of that duty that was the proximate cause of an injury, and that that injury resulted in damages being suffered. Negligence claims are subject to a number of defenses that may be asserted by the party alleged to have been negligent. A common defense by a lawyer to negligence claims in North Carolina is contributory negligence under which the person alleged to be negligent attempts to establish that the person seeking compensation was to some extent responsible for their own injuries. In Charlotte North Carolina, a person who is even 1/10th of 1 percent responsible for their own injuries may not recover anything from the other party, even though that party was 99.9% responsible for the injuries.
Personal Injury Lawyer North Carolina
Another reason you may need North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer is for workers compensation, which deals with on-the-job injuries. Unlike other types of personal injury claims, workers compensation claims do not require a showing of negligence and are not subject defenses such as contributory negligence. Instead, to establish a workers compensation claim, an attorney must show that the person was injured in an accident that occurred while they were on the job. Damages recoverable by an attorney in workers compensation include the costs of medical treatment and wage compensation, but unlike negligence claims, do not include pain and suffering. Personal Injury Attorney Richard Peniston has almost 30 years experience obtaining optimal settlements for his clients.
Please call an attorney for a more detailed discussion of your personal injury case.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury for which another maybe liable, call attorney PenistonDeason. now at 704-373-0203 or Contact Us. The initial consultation with a Charlotte attorney is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, an attorney will work on a contingent fee basis, which means the lawyer gets paid for services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don't delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed by a lawyer before the statute of limitations expires.
* In Charlotte and all of North Carolina, automobile liability policies provide coverage for damages resulting from intentional acts up to the minimum coverage limits mandated the Financial Responsibility Law. At present those limits are $30,000.00 per person and $60,000.00 per personal injury incident.