Do I have a personal injury case?
If you were recently injured in an accident, you may wonder if you have grounds for a personal injury case. In North Carolina, the victim of a physical or emotional injury may file a personal injury lawsuit against whatever individual or entity was responsible for these injuries. However, this must be connected to negligence, intentional wrongdoing or strict liability. To determine if you have a case, a personal injury lawyer will need to discuss the matter with you and conduct an initial review of the situation.
Our law firm offers a free consultation to determine the potential merits of your North Carolina personal injury claim. We may talk to you about how the accident or injury occurred, review medical reports and look at any other relevant information as well as answer your questions on the subject.
Grounds for North Carolina Personal Injury Claims
There are three primary grounds for a personal injury claim in North Carolina:
- Negligence - any action or inaction that constitutes a failure to provide reasonable care or caution and causes injury to another person.
- Intentional wrongdoing - purposeful conduct by a person who causes another person to suffer injury.
- Strict liability - a situation in which a person or entity will be held accountable for another's injuries regardless of specific intent or negligence, as in the case of a worker's compensation claim filed after a workplace accident or injury.
When we review your case, our firm will look to these three factors to determine if you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the party that caused your injuries. We often work with accident reconstruction professionals as well as expert witnesses in medicine and economics to determine the value of our clients' cases and prove the other party's responsibility inside or outside the courtroom.
Contact a North Carolina personal injury attorney at our law firm to see if you have grounds for a case.