Personal Injury Law is a broad categorization that refers to nearly enumerable ways a person might be injured as the result of the actions or negligence of another. If you have been injured in an accident, whether in a car, on a boat, or on someone’s deck, you may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Recovery of damages for your injuries must be predicated by proof that a specific person or entity was liable and that your injuries were caused due to negligence.
While subject to different rules for recovery, on the job injuries also fall into the category of personal injury law. Workers’ compensation law is meant to ensure workers do not suffer financially during pendency of their medical care and recovery. To receive benefits under North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act, you do not have to prove your employer was responsible or negligent, only that your injury happened while at work. Because your injury occurred at work does not mean that a person or entity does not have liability in a separate civil personal injury action, only that your medical expenses and lost wages, for the most part, will be covered or reimbursed.
We have extensive experience in acquiring fair compensation for victims in personal Injury lawsuits. We utilize aggressive negotiation and tools like mediation to settle your case without the necessity of trial. For those matters that cannot reach conclusion through negotiation without court determination, we are experienced and successful trial lawyers. Call the attorneys at Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy to discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury. Your consultation is free. Our fees are contingent on recovering damages on your behalf.