The Basics of North Carolina Personal Injury Law
In simple terms, personal injury is when a person suffers injury due to someone else’s actions. It is up to the injured party to prove that the other party acted irresponsibly in causing the accident – such as running a red light or a dog bite – and that the injury was a direct result of these actions.
The plaintiff (injured party) can bring a claim or lawsuit to recover expenses related to medical care, lost wages, property damage, and pain & suffering. Injury can also include invasion of privacy and emotional distress, among other things.
North Carolina is a contributory negligence state. This means if the insurance company can prove you in any way contributed to the accident by not exercising reasonable care under the circumstances, you may be completely barred from obtaining compensation for your injuries.
Handling a personal injury claim on your own can be difficult, especially if you have work and family responsibilities that demand your attention. The Becton Law Group, PLLC may be able to help we are your personal injury attorney in Durham NC.
With over forty-five (45) years of combined experience, we are a family of attorneys who have a vested interest in promoting protection of rights, access to courts, peace of mind and improved quality of life to all citizens in N.C.