Greenville Personal Injury Lawyers with the Experience you Need
A catastrophic accident in which broken bones, traumatic brain injury, or spinal cord trauma result can lead to chronic pain and permanent disability. In addition to the pain and suffering you’ve experienced, you’re often left with huge medical bills and are unable to work, leading to lost wages. Knowing that your accident was caused by someone else’s neglect only makes the trauma worse, but there is hope. Personal injury attorney Harry H. Albritton of Irons & Irons P.A. is a dedicated personal injury lawyer in Greenville, NC who is a tireless advocate for accident victims and has secured millions of dollars in damages for his clients.
Understanding Personal Injury Law in North Carolina
If someone’s negligence or other actions led to serious injury, the injured party can bring a personal injury lawsuit against them in civil court to seek monetary damages. A jury may find in favor of the injured party, or plaintiff, and can award damages based on medical costs now and in the future, lost wages, and physical or emotional pain and trauma. In some cases, the jury in a personal injury case may award punitive damages to the plaintiff which are specifically given as a punishment to the defendant in a particularly serious case.
For a plaintiff to receive damages from their personal injury claim, three criteria must be met:
- Duty of care: This refers to the defendant having a responsibility to act in a way that prevents an injury or accident, such as following traffic laws.
- Breach of duty: The defendant failed in their duty of care by acting in a way that is negligent or reckless, such as running a red light.
- Cause of injury: The plaintiff’s injury only happened due to the defendant’s negligence. Had they practiced duty of care, the accident, and thus the injury would not have happened.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will ensure they can prove all three criteria are met before taking the case in front of a jury.
A jury must also look at the accident or injury and determine if any fault lay with the plaintiff. If there was any part of the accident that was the plaintiff’s fault, the jury can not award financial compensation due to North Carolina’s doctrine of contributory negligence.
For example, if a car accident occurred because the defendant failed to yield the right of way, but the plaintiff was speeding, the jury may find that the defendant was primarily at fault. However, some fault lies with the plaintiff because they were speeding. Thus, no damages could be awarded in this personal injury lawsuit. Often, attorneys representing the defendant will try to show the plaintiff was at fault in some way to avoid paying damages.
Personal Injury Attorneys Representing You After Injury
Our law firm represents clients who were injured due to the following:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries and neck injuries, including whiplash
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Chronic pain
- Paralysis and loss of mobility
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Many injuries, including whiplash and spinal cord injuries, don’t make themselves known for days or weeks after an accident. It’s important to get medical attention as soon as possible after an auto accident to get checked out.
Representing Personal Injury Clients in All Types of Cases
Our personal injury attorney represents accident victims in all types of cases.
Even minor car accidents can be responsible for serious injuries, such as whiplash or spinal cord trauma.
Commercial truck accidents are complicated and may have numerous defendants, and the accidents are often serious due to the size of the vehicle.
Motorcycle accident victims often sustain serious injuries following a collision and have the highest rate of fatality of any vehicle accident.
If you’re injured in an accident either as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft or collide with a rideshare vehicle, seeking compensation can be challenging.
Slip & Fall Injuries
Commercial properties and public spaces must all be properly maintained while any safety concerns must be clearly displayed. A property owner or caretaker who fails to do so may be held liable due to premises liability.
When neglect or recklessness results in the loss of a loved one, the deceased’s heirs may be awarded damages to pay expenses, make up lost income, and provide restitution for pain and suffering in a wrongful death case.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare practitioner fails to provide competent care and a serious injury results from their negligence.
Dental malpractice is a type of medical malpractice in which a dental healthcare practitioner does not act in a competent manner. This often involves injuring or removing healthy teeth, failing to administer or prescribe antibiotics, or causing additional injury that causes further complications.
Nursing Home Abuse
We trust workers at long-term care facilities to care for our loved ones when they are can’t live on their own and see to their own needs. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse, ranging from neglect to physical injury is far too common. If you suspect or have proof of nursing home abuse, we will work to get justice for your loved one.
Why Choose Irons & Irons for Your Personal Injury Lawyer?
At Irons & Irons P.A., we understand how difficult it can be to move forward after an accident when you’re struggling to heal and are overwhelmed by financial challenges. You shouldn’t have to bear this burden alone, which is why we fight hard for accident victims. Harry H. Albritton, an experienced personal injury attorney, has been representing accident victims since 2002 and leads a team to investigate the case, analyze medical and police reports, and connect with witnesses in order to secure a favorable outcome for you.
We believe in offering high-quality legal services, not high-volume legal services so that every personal injury case receives top priority and every client receives personalized, compassionate legal representation. While our law firm successfully settles a majority of cases out of court, we also don’t hesitate to take your claim to a jury in order to secure a more favorable outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
We know that you may be overwhelmed and have questions or concerns about your personal injury case. To provide clarity, we’re answering our most frequently asked questions.
What Are Your Attorney’s Fees?
We understand that your financial situation is precarious right now, and that’s why we only charge fees on a contingency basis. This means that we only take a fee after you receive your compensation.
How Long Does It Take to Receive Compensation?
There is not a set timetable for how long it will take to finalize your personal injury claim. Often, your medical records, accident reports, and other evidence are analyzed, we’ll consult with experts, and determine how much your personal injury case is worth. Then, we will negotiate with the insurance company which can take weeks or months. If your case goes to court, it can take several months or even years to finalize the case. This is why we strive to settle cases favorably for our clients, so you get the money you’re owed more quickly.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
In North Carolina, the statute of limitations is three years from the time the accident occurs to file a lawsuit in court.
Schedule a Free Consultation with our Greenville, NC Personal Injury Lawyers Today
When a car accident or slip and fall has seriously impacted your life, there is hope for a brighter future. With Attorney Albritton and our personal injury lawyers on your side, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve and help you move into your future with confidence and security.
We also accept personal injury cases in Winterville, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Wilson, Kinston, New Bern, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about our services or schedule a free consultation, please reach out to us today at (252) 215-3000 or fill out the contact form below.