What Does a Mooresville Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who provides legal representation to people who have been injured due to another person’s negligence or reckless actions. Personal injury lawyers practice in the area of tort law. A tort is defined as a wrongful act that leads to civil liability.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Mooresville, NC
Despite having a reasonably low citizen count, in 2020, over 1,500 auto accidents occurred in Mooresville, NC. After a car accident, we will help take some weight off your shoulders by investigating your case and seeking the financial compensation you deserve.
Slip and Falls
In North Carolina, property owners have a duty to keep their premises free from hazards that could cause injury to others. If you were injured in a grocery store, restaurant or business, our personal injury lawyers will help you hold them accountable.
Additional Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Our firm has extensive experience providing legal services in these areas:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Defective Products
- Dog Bites
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Rideshare Accidents
- Wrongful Death
How Do I Know If I Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim?
If you were injured in an accident, you might be wondering if you have a valid personal injury claim. The first step is to speak with a personal injury lawyer. They will be able to review the facts of your case and help you determine whether or not you have a claim.
For personal injury cases, you will have to prove:
- Duty – You must prove the other party owed you a duty of care. All drivers on the road owe other drivers a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner.
- Breach – You must prove the other party breached their duty of care. This means they failed to do something that they should have done to keep you safe. For example, if a driver runs a red light, they have breached their duty of care.
- Causation – You must prove the other party’s breach of duty caused your injuries. This means that their actions were the direct cause of your injuries. Your medical records can help establish causation.
- Damages – You must prove you suffered harm due to the other party’s actions. This can be physical, mental, emotional, or financial harm. If you were in a car accident and suffered physical injuries and sought medical treatment, your medical bills are part of your damages. In addition, lost wages and out of pocket expenses are also included in your damages. Pain and suffering is a separate element of damages for which you can recover in your case.
If you can prove all four of these elements, you may have a valid personal injury claim.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims?
Each state has a different statute of limitations for personal injury claims. In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is typically three years. This means you have three years from the date of your accident to settle your claim or file a lawsuit to preserve the statute of limitations.
If you do not file a lawsuit within this time period, you will be barred from doing so. This means you will not be able to recover any compensation for your injuries. To prevent this, hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible and discuss the statute of limitations for your case.
Contact our Mooresville Personal Injury Attorneys
The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor focus on getting results quickly for our clients who have been injured in an accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or another personal injury case, our legal team is here to help.
Contact us today for an initial free consultation to learn more about how we can help with your personal injury case. We serve clients throughout Mooresville and the surrounding areas.