Experienced Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyers
Head injuries, spinal trauma, and other injuries can be devastating and carry long-term repercussions, including medical debt, lost income, and chronic pain. If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another, you should not have to shoulder the financial burden they caused. Personal injury attorney Harry H. Albritton leads a team of personal injury lawyers in Raleigh to hold negligent parties accountable for your pain and suffering, Attorney Harry H. Albritton has the necessary experience and dedication to fight for the damages you deserve and has secured millions of dollars in financial compensation for his clients.
Understanding Personal Injury Law in North Carolina
When an individual experiences a serious injury due to someone else’s actions or lack of action, the victim can bring a personal injury claim in civil court where they may be awarded financial compensation. For example, a driver who is at fault for a car accident because they were texting or a physician who doesn’t check a patient’s chart, leading to a serious drug interaction are examples of negligence that could lead to a personal injury case.
Personal injury attorneys must prove three criteria are present in the claim in order for the jury to award damages:
- Duty of care: This refers to the other party having a responsibility to keep the plaintiff safe, such as following traffic laws, to prevent an injury or accident.
- Breach of duty: The defendant failed in their duty of care by acting recklessly or negligently, such as running a stop sign.
- Cause of injury: The plaintiff’s injury was directly caused by the defendant’s negligence. Had they practiced duty of care, the injury would not have happened.
In North Carolina, the doctrine of contributory negligence also determines whether a jury can award damages in a personal injury claim. What this means is that if the plaintiff was in any way responsible for the accident or had their own duty of care that they did not fulfill, the jury can not award damages.
For example, if a car accident occurred because the defendant was following too closely behind the plaintiff, but the plaintiff’s car had a brake light out, the jury may find that the plaintiff was partially at fault. Often, an insurance company will attempt to paint the plaintiff as having some measure of fault to avoid paying damages.
Personal Injury Attorneys Representing You After Injury
Many victims will file a personal injury lawsuit after suffering from the following injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma and whiplash
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Chronic pain
- Paralysis and loss of mobility
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
After an accident, it’s important to seek medical care as soon as possible to discover the injury more quickly and improve the chances of recovery.
Representing Personal Injury Clients in All Types of Cases
Our experienced personal injury attorney represents clients in all types of cases.
Even in minor car and truck accidents, catastrophic injury can occur. If the other driver was at fault because they weren’t obeying traffic laws or their car was not properly maintained, you may be entitled to compensation.
Commercial truck accidents can lead to serious injury and the cases are complicated, as the driver, trucking company, and parts manufacturers all may play a role in your injury.
Motorcycle accidents often lead to significant injury and wrongful death. If you are a victim and weren’t at fault, we will help you get fair compensation.
When you rely on an Uber or Lyft to help you get to your destination safely, and you’re in an accident, we understand how to investigate the case to know whether to go after the rideshare company or the other driver for damages.
Property owners are responsible for keeping the premises safe and maintained in a way that prevents injury or harm. Called premises liability, this holds business and commercial property owners and caretakers to a higher standard of care, so if you were injured by tripping on merchandise or slipping on wet floors, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you have lost a loved one due to negligence, this is referred to as wrongful death, and the deceased’s heirs may be awarded damages for pain and suffering, loss of income, and to pay expenses.
Healthcare practitioners are expected to act in the best interest of the patient and to care for patients in a competent manner. However, failure to do so can lead to serious, long-term complications that deserve compensation.
Dental malpractice is a branch of medical malpractice in which a dental healthcare practitioner fails to act in a competent manner. Often this involves injuring or removing healthy teeth, failing to administer or prescribe antibiotics, or causing additional injury that can lead to further complications.
We rely on long-term care facilities to provide quality care to our loved ones when they are unable to live on their own and see to their own needs. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is far too common. If your loved one is neglected or injured due to abuse, we will hold them accountable.
Why Choose Irons & Irons P.A. as Your Personal Injury Lawyer?
At Irons & Irons P.A., we are dedicated to getting fair and favorable outcomes for our clients who have been injured in accidents or due to the negligence or recklessness of others. Harry H. Albritton is an experienced personal injury attorney with over 20 years of experience litigating personal injury cases and securing favorable settlements out of court. From analyzing medical records and accident reports to connecting with expert witnesses, he will thoroughly investigate your personal injury claim and will determine an accurate value of your case.
However, we understand that there is more to helping our clients navigate the legal system than just negotiating with an insurance company or going to court. We also offer compassionate, personalized legal representation. Our law firm believes in offering high-quality legal services, not high-volume legal services. This means we limit our cases in order to provide more personalized service and individual attention to our clients. It’s this dedication that has led to a proven track record of success on behalf of our clients.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
We understand that personal injury law is confusing and you probably have questions about the process. To provide clarity, we’re sharing answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Your case’s worth is dependent on economic factors, including medical bills and lost wages. However, a jury can also award noneconomic damages based on the emotional and physical pain and trauma you’ve experienced. We will fight to help you secure what your case is worth so you can move forward, confident in your financial future.
Will My Case Go to Trial?
While the overwhelming majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court, if an insurance company won’t negotiate, we will take your case in front of a jury if we feel that offers the best opportunity for compensation.
How Long Will It Take to Receive Compensation?
The negotiation process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, while a trial can take months or even years. However, once your case is settled, and you are awarded damages, it takes around four to six weeks to receive the amount.
How Much Are Your Attorney Fees?
We only accept payment on a contingency basis, meaning we don’t get paid until you do. Then, we accept a percentage of the settlement, rather than a flat fee or a culmination of an hourly rate.
Request a Free Consultation with a Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer Today
When a car accident, medical error, or other negligent act has seriously impacted your life, you do not have to go through this alone. With Attorney Albritton and our personal injury team on your side, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve and help you achieve favorable outcomes.
Our personal injury law firm also accept personal injury cases in Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Garner, Clayton, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, Durham, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about our services or schedule a free case evaluation, reach out to us today at (252) 215-3000 or fill out the contact form below.