Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Durham
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In North Carolina, anyone who is injured or harmed as a result of another person or party’s negligence has the right to seek financial compensation for their damages. To do this, you will need to file a personal injury claim. This can be a complicated process; it’s a good idea to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to build your case and navigate the system on your behalf.
Here at Wallace Pierce Law, we have what it takes to help you fight for a fair recovery. We understand that, after an accident, you are likely worried about getting proper medical treatment, paying your bills, and managing your day-to-day life while you are out of work. The last thing you should have to worry about is fighting the insurance company for a fair settlement. Instead, leave that to us. Our Durham personal injury lawyers have over 10 years of experience and have helped countless people in our community on the path to healing.
Types of Cases We Handle
At Wallace Pierce Law, we can assist you in determining whether you are eligible to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim, as well as what damages you may be entitled to receive.
Our Durham personal injury lawyers handle a variety of cases, including:
We can assist you with all aspects of your claim, from dealing with the insurance adjuster to finding suitable medical care. Regardless of the complexity of your case, our firm is here to help you through the process so that you can rest, heal, and move forward with your life.
In most cases, whether or not you are able to file a claim for damages depends on the issue of negligence. When someone—be it a person, a business, or even a governmental agency—acts negligently, they are typically liable for any harm their negligence causes.
Someone is liable for your damages if:
- They owed you an implied or explicit duty of care
- They breached that duty of care
- You suffered injuries/harm as a result
- Your injuries/harm led to measurable damages
For example, when people operate cars and other motor vehicles, they owe others on the road an implied duty of care. This means they have a responsibility to follow all traffic laws and drive with reasonable caution so as not to put others at risk. If someone is texting while driving, they are not only breaking the law, but they are also acting negligently, as they are distracted by their cell phone. If that person hits you, causing an accident in which you suffer multiple broken bones and severe whiplash, you can hold that person liable for your resulting damages.
There are few instances in which you do not need to show that someone was negligent in causing you harm in order to seek compensation. Such exceptions include most defective product cases and workers’ compensation claims.
Wrongful Death $900,000
Our client was thrown from his motorcycle and was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Car Accident $122,000
Vehicle made a left-hand turn, failing to yield the right of way.
Severe Injury $104,000
We were able to not only receive policy limits for our client but were able to negotiate her medical bills and liens to ensure that she was able to keep a good portion of the settlement.
Serious Injuries $104,000
Client was a passenger in a vehicle that was driving through an intersection when another vehicle ran a stop sign and t-boned the vehicle our client was in.
Serious Injuries $102,000
Elderly client was a passenger in a vehicle that was t-boned in an intersection where a driver failed to yield the right of way.
Back Injury $68,712
Our client suffered a rare injury that is not typically seen with the mechanics of the accident and the minimal rate of speed.
Serious Injuries $61,000
Rear-end collision where our client was pushed off the road and came to rest after colliding with several trees.
Personal Injury $55,000
Due to our client’s age and health prior to the accident, the insurance company tried to fight several of the damages in which our client was entitled.
Serious Injuries $52,000
Our client suffered injuries resulting in a visit to the hospital and a chiropractor.
We’ve mentioned “damages” a few times, but you may be wondering exactly what this refers to. In legal terms, damages are any economic or non-economic losses you have suffered as a result of the accident or incident that caused you harm.
Some examples of common damages in personal injury claims include:
- Medical expenses, including ambulance and emergency room fees, treatment costs, ongoing rehabilitative care, transportation to doctors’ appointments, medications, etc.
- Lost wages/income, including future lost wages/income for time taken off work to receive medical treatment and/or heal
- Lost or reduced earning capacity when your injuries are disabling/prevent you from returning to work or obtaining any gainful employment at all
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress and trauma associated with the incident, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Property damage repairs, such as the cost of repairs/vehicle value when your car is damaged or totaled in an accident
In wrongful death claims, surviving family members may seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of income, loss of companionship/support, and loss of expected inheritance.
Since 2009, we've helped accident victims across North Carolina receive the compensation they deserve.
Our goal is to provide you with the personalized and innovative legal representation you deserve to protect your interests.
We strive to ensure your future success as well as build lasting relationships founded on clear communication and mutual trust.
Take the first step in your recovery with a free initial consultation. We encourage you to talk to us about your possible case. In most cases, you only have 3 years to bring a injury claim in the state of North Carolina. Failure to take action within this statute of limitations will undoubtedly result in your case being thrown out.
“When my 4-year old son and I were involved in a terrible head-on collision, I wasn't sure where to turn. Wallace Pierce has been great showing me the way!”- Mary P.
“Richard Dingus is a great attorney! And I think thee best, serving in the state of North Carolina. I would recommend him for injury and bodily claim any day.”- Isaac B.
“They were concerned not only about getting our vehicle replaced, but more importantly my kid’s full recovery.”- Coral M.