Raleigh Personal Injury Attorney
Although you try to protect yourself and your loved ones from harm, not everyone else does.
Whether it’s a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, traffic collisions are not uncommon in Raleigh.
- Car accidents are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 3 and 34, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- North Carolina’s fatality rate of 15.4 per 100,000 population is higher than the U.S. average
- In 2008, 1,428 of the 37,261 automobile-related fatalities that occurred nationwide happened in North Carolina. (NHTSA).
- 162 people died in North Carolina in 2008 in truck accidents, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
These statistics may seem overwhelming, but unfortunately, there are even more injuries that occur in Raleigh related to other types of accidents. These injuries are related to medical malpractice, workplace injuries, even dog bites; the list goes on.
If someone else’s negligence causes you injury, there can be a lot of suffering for all victims involved. At Dawson and Albritton, P.A., our personal injury lawyers are here to help you get the compensation and justice that you deserve.
Please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with a Raleigh personal injury lawyer.
Proving Negligence in Your Raleigh Personal Injury Case
Proving negligence is important in any personal injury case.
Negligence laws determine whether you receive compensation and the amount of compensation you can get.
To prove negligence, you must prove that another party was responsible for your injuries by:
- Deciding what the at-fault person should’ve done and
- Identifying how they failed to do so and how that was harmful to you.
The four elements to proving negligence are:
- Duty of care,
- Breach of duty,
- Causation, and
Complications in proving negligence can arise, so you’ll want an experienced Raleigh personal injury lawyer on your side during this process.
At Dawson and Albritton, P.A., we will review your case and determine what steps to take to prove negligence.
Forms of Compensation Under North Carolina Law
In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases gives the victim three years from the date of the injury to file a claim (N.C. Gen. Stat. section 1-52). If you fail to do so, your case will be dismissed and you will lose your right to compensation.
After being injured in an accident, speak to a Raleigh personal injury lawyer right away to file your claim on time.
In North Carolina, you can receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Rehabilitation (physical and occupational);
- Non-economic damages (pain and suffering, emotional trauma); and
- Burial and funeral expenses and lost companionship in the event of wrongful death.
Keep every bill and receipt that resulted from your injuries and accident. If you don’t, your compensation could be affected. Make copies of everything, and keep it in a safe place.
Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer Practice Areas
At Dawson and Albritton, P.A., our North Carolina lawyers are experienced in a variety of areas:
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, or other kind of healthcare provider causes injury through a negligent action or omission. Medical malpractice is also commonly referred to as medical negligence.
Much like medical malpractice, dental malpractice occurs when a dentist causes injury through error or negligence.
Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
Under premises liability law, a property owner or occupier has a duty to keep their premises safe for visitors. If they breach this duty, they may be held liable for your injuries.
Also a type of medical malpractice, pharmaceutical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers injury as a result of negligently prescribed drugs or pharmaceutical products.
Wrongful death cases arise out of the loss of a loved one through the negligence or intentional actions of another.
Common types of auto accidents include rear-end collisions, front-end accidents, side collisions, and rollovers.
For more information about our practice areas and the types of cases we handle, please visit our contact us today.
Notable Verdicts and Settlements
- $2,500,000 for failure to diagnose:
- Failure to diagnose a war veteran’s spinal epidural abscess, leading to paralysis.
- $1,100,000 for improper medication administration:
- Improperly provided Ambien CR to a patient in a sleep study and allowed the patient to drive while under the influence of the medication, thereby causing a significant car crash.
- $770,869 for negligent intubation:
- Negligent intubation resulting in a permanent tracheostomy.
- $895,000 for trench collapse:
- Wrongful death of a man laying pipe when the trench walls collapsed around him.
- $425,000 for failure to treat:
- Elderly man who failed to receive proper treatment for a neck injury at the emergency department of a hospital.
- $375,000: Fall from a cellular tower
- Father and son fell from approximately 1,500 feet while painting a cellular tower.
- $5,000,000 for traumatic brain injury:
- Child struck by debris at a sporting event resulting in an induced coma and severe brain injury.
- $300,000 for motorcycle accident:
- College student with orthopedic injuries sustained when his motorcycle was forced off the road by a negligent driver changing lanes.
- $243,731 for car crash:
- Young man involved in a car crash, suffering severe breaks to his tibia and fibula.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
At Dawson and Albritton, P.A., our Raleigh personal injury lawyers advocate for injured victims. If you or your loved one was hurt in any kind of accident in North Carolina, we are ready to help.
For a free, no-obligation review of your personal injury claim, please contact our law firm right away.