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
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/li>
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitation (physical and occupational)
- Non-economic damages (pain and suffering, emotional trauma)
- 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.
At Dawson and Albritton, P.A., our North Carolina lawyers are experienced in a variety of areas:
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability/Slip-and-Fall
- Dental Malpractice
- Pharmaceutical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Auto Accidents
For more information about our practice areas and the types of cases we handle, please visit our contact us today.
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.