Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyers
Dedicated Representation for Victims of Life-Altering Accidents
When you have suffered a serious injury at the hands of a careless individual, corporation, or public entity, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for all damages.
At Lanier Law Group, our Charlotte personal injury attorneys provide personalized legal advice, guidance, and representation for individuals who are seeking compensation for damages caused by another person or entity. Our founding attorney, Lisa Lanier, has earned a Distinguished Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and has achieved outstanding results for North Carolina plaintiffs since 1997.
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Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation and find out how we can help you seek fair compensation for your damages: 855-757-4204.
What is the Personal Injury Claims Process in Charlotte?
Every personal injury claim is unique, so the process to start and complete it will be unique, too. However, there are a few steps that must be taken in most personal injury cases.
In Charlotte, most personal injury cases will involve these steps or processes:
Contacting a personal injury law firm after an accident to get an understanding of your rights as an injured claimant.
Investigating the accident to understand how it happened and to collect evidence that proves the claimant’s argument.
Calculating the damages owed to the claimant based on the harm and losses they have suffered due to the accident.
Sending a demand letter to the liable party or parties to give them a chance to provide the damages without a legal contest.
Filing a claim for compensation in civil court to begin the legal process officially if the demand letter is not accepted.
Preparing for litigation in various ways, such as using discovery processes to access evidence the opposition will use.
Negotiating for a settlement before a trial officially begins; settlement negotiations can happen at any point in the process, though, including after a trial starts.
Litigating in court if settlement negotiations aren’t successful.
What Compensation Can You Recover in a Charlotte Personal Injury Claim?
The purpose of any personal injury claim is to secure compensation for the claimant. The compensation should help pay for damages that were suffered due to the accident and its aftermath. Lanier Law Group is ready to help you with a personal injury claim or lawsuit that is designed to recover the damages you need to move on with your life. In North Carolina, recoverable damages are typically sorted into two types: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic and non-economic damages cited in personal injury claims usually involve:
Past and future medical treatment costs
Past lost wages and future unearned income
Pain, suffering, and hardships
Permanent disability complications
Lessened enjoyment of life
Shortened life expectancy for catastrophic injuries
The Charlotte personal injury lawyers at Lanier Law Group, P.A. have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients just like you. We can discuss your case in a free consultation and help determine what damages may be available to you.
Don’t Settle for Less
You may be feeling pressured by a defense attorney or insurance adjuster to accept a settlement for your claim. Don’t give up your rights without a full understanding of your situation and the potential value of your legal claim!
We can develop an effective strategy to maximize your compensation in cases relating to all types of physical harm, including:
Broken bones and fractures
Muscle and soft tissue damage
Back and spinal cord injuries
Loss of limb
Asserting your legal rights with the assistance of a qualified injury attorney can help you get back to doing the things you enjoy. If you’ve been injured, our firm can press the defendant(s) for a resolution that truly addresses your particular needs.
What Can an Attorney Do for Me?
If you've been injured in an accident or due to someone else’s negligence, chances are you're already feeling the financial pressure from the costs associated with your injury. Our Charlotte personal injury attorneys can show you a path forward toward a fair financial recovery. We can manage every step of your case from start to finish, so you can focus on yourself and your family.
However, we are here to do far more than just manage the legal aspects of your case. Lanier Law Group is proud to be known as the local law firm that genuinely cares about its clients. Let us deal with the liable party and any insurance company that represents them. They might try to push you around, but they won’t get far at all when we are standing up for you.
Benefits of Hiring a Local Charlotte Attorney
You have your choices when hiring a Charlotte personal injury lawyer. Why should you make sure that you work with one from Lanier Law Group? There are many reasons to choose us when considering our experience, backgrounds, case results, and more. Yet we also think we are the right choice because we are Charlotte locals like you.
As local attorneys, we know how Charlotte courts and judges view injury cases, evaluate evidence, and decide on rulings. We can use this familiarity to your case’s advantage. We are also familiar with how local defense firms often strategize against claimants, so your case can be ready for their tactics before they even make a move.
Contact an Attorney at Our Charlotte Office
With multiple office locations across the state, Lanier Law Group represents injured victims throughout North Carolina. If you have been hurt due to someone else’s carelessness or intentional conduct in the Charlotte area, schedule an appointment at our office, located on Mallard Creek Road, between the Prosperity Church Road and University City neighborhoods.
Charlotte Personal Injury FAQ
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
If you suffered an injury that wasn't your fault, you may have a case for a personal injury claim. The essential elements of a personal injury claim involve a duty of care being owed to you by the defendant (person who caused your injury), the violation of that duty, and the damages you sustained as a direct result of the defendant's actions (or inaction). However, every personal injury case is unique and we encourage you to schedule a free case evaluation with our office so that we can fully explain your rights.
How Much is My Case Worth?
The "value" of a personal injury case is usually directly related to the severity of the injury and extent of damages sustained by the victim. Someone who sustained a traumatic brain injury will typically suffer more financial and emotional losses than someone who suffered a broken arm. However, there are numerous elements that need to be evaluated before an approximate value can be attributed to your case, so it's crucial that you speak to an attorney before accepting an offers from the negligent party or their insurance company.
Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Court?
Your personal injury case could go to court for trial, but it almost might not. Every case is unique, so it can be difficult to predict which cases will go to court or not. Historically, most legitimate personal injury claims are settled out of court, though. During an initial consultation, we can give you an honest idea if your claim has a good chance of settling, but our commitment to practice ethics means that we can’t make any promises one way or the other.
What Information Should I Bring for My Initial Consultation?
Any relevant information that you can bring to an initial consultation is worth it. From medical records related to your injury to pictures that you took with your smartphone, it is helpful for our personal injury lawyers to see it all. Using this information, we can determine early if your case should be pursued and what to do next if it should.
Who Will I Be Working With?
Lanier Law Group is proud to give each client access to an entire team of legal professionals. Although paralegals and legal secretaries will help manage your case, you don’t have to worry about it being handled just by them. An attorney assigned specifically to your case will work on it, too, and keep you updated, so you never feel like you’re left in the dark.
Hire Heavyweight!What Sets Our Firm Apart?
We Never Back Down
Our attorneys are confident taking cases to trial and will always seek to maximize your compensation.
We're Here For You 24/7
Regardless of when you contact our firm, we're here to make sure that you get the answers you need. We also offer weekend appointments and consultations.
We're In Your Corner
Every case we take on has a team of dedicated professionals assigned to make sure that we're delivering the best possible service and results.