Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyers
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What types of cases do our personal injury lawyers in Charlotte handle?
At our Charlotte office, our lawyers represent a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Some of the more common personal injury cases we handle involve:
As Charlotte’s population grows, so does the number of cars on the road, which inevitably leads to an increased frequency of car accidents. Our team of lawyers will help you navigate the sometimes complex legal system and help recover damages you are owed.
Victims of motorcycle accidents typically incur much more serious injuries than those incurred by auto accident victims. Most of the time these accidents are a direct result of negligence on the part of automobile drivers who were distracted or failed to check their surroundings.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Charlotte, our personal injury attorneys will fight to help you recover damages for your injuries, including any time off work pay you would be owed. Our attorneys will help you navigate the complex laws involved in commercial trucking accidents.
Families are put into a difficult situation when a loved one is lost in an accident. It is not easy coping with these tragedies, and motivating yourself to pursue a lawsuit might be difficult. Let our lawyers make sure those responsible are held accountable.
Let our team of work injury attorneys help you if you’ve been injured at work and need legal assistance with your workers’ compensation claim.
At our Charlotte office we have the attorneys and professional staff, including a legal nurse consultant, necessary to evaluate claims for medical malpractice or medical negligence.
Other Types of Cases we Handle:
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Work Injury
- Rideshare Accidents
- Product Liability & Defective Products
- Construction Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Employment Law
Why hire a Charlotte personal injury attorney?
While you can absolutely handle a case yourself, you may get into problems quickly. Anything you say to an insurance adjuster or defense attorney is an admission and can be used against you. Having legal representation conduct these conversations serves to protect you. Jason E. Taylor, the founding attorney of our law firm, talks about why it’s important to hire a personal injury attorney to seek legal advice and fight your case if you’ve suffered serious injuries in Charlotte, NC.
What types of damages can you recover?
There are two basic categories of damages you can recover in personal injury claims: Compensatory and Punitive damages.
Compensatory damages intend to compensate the plaintiff for their losses as a result of the injury or accident. These damages can further be broken into Economic and Non-economic damages .
Economic Damages could include:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages (current and future if you are unable to return to work)
- Property Damage
- Rehabilitation and cost of future care
- Any other monetary costs
Non-economic Damages could include:
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional or mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment in activities
Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendants and are typically awarded in cases where the defendant was grossly negligent. The most common areas we see punitive damages awarded are:
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Road Rage Accidents
- Product Liability Cases
- Medical Malpractice Cases
North Carolina is one of only four states that follow contributory negligence law, which means that if you were injured in Charlotte, and are found to have contributed in some degree to the event that caused the harm, you are “contributorily negligent” and entitled to no damages at all. Insurance companies love this law because it makes it much more difficult for victims of these injuries to recover damages. Our experienced personal injury lawyers in Charlotte, NC can help you navigate these contributory negligence laws.
What is my personal injury case worth in Charlotte, NC?
No two cases are identical and there are many factors that determine case values. Be weary of any lawyer who provides you a dollar value on your case out the gate. An honest assessment of value requires your lawyer to uncover all the strengths and weaknesses of your particular case – which will take experience and time. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C. are experienced in valuing Charlotte personal injury cases and will gladly explain why we feel that the value of a case is what we believe it to be. You can rest assured that we have the experience in negotiating case values to back it up.
How long do you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Charlotte, North Carolina?
The North Carolina statute of limitations governing personal injury lawsuits in Charlotte is three years from the date of the injury. So, if you want to get compensated, you must file your claim within this time frame. Failure to do so can result in no compensation at all as you may lose your right to pursue compensation in a court of law. It is advisable to take action fast so that crucial evidence can be gathered before it is lost, to help build a strong case against the defendant.
What are the steps in a Charlotte personal injury claim process?
Civil litigation is slow. It is designed to be slow so as to give every side due process, which simply means it’s a process intended to be fair to both sides. The below is a basic outline of the personal injury claims process in Charlotte, NC:
- Defendant hires attorney
- Plaintiff files a complaint along with a summons
- Defendant files an answer
- Discovery: both sides get to ask questions and receive documents from the other side
- Mediation: a court-ordered attempt to resolve the case through negotiation. If both parties can come to an agreement at the end of this phase, the case results in a settlement. If parties cannot reach a settlement the case will go to trial.
Rest assured that our team is ready to take your case to trial to fight for your just compensation.
What are the standard fees for personal injury lawyers in Charlotte?
At the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor P.C. in Charlotte we offer legal services on a contingency basis. This means that you don’t pay a fee unless you’ve received your compensation.
Contact our Personal Injury Attorneys in Charlotte, NC.
Our team of personal injury lawyers, investigators and case managers are ready to serve you out of our Charlotte, NC office: