Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
When you or a loved one are injured or a loved one is killed due to the negligence of another individual, you may be facing tremendous financial burdens due to medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses. Through a personal injury claim, plaintiffs have a legal right to seek financial compensation for the full extent of their losses. Unfortunately, negligent defendants and their insurers rarely make the claims process easy on injured victims.
At Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long, LLP, our Monroe, NC personal injury attorneys understand that the injury or loss of a loved one can have an enormous emotional and financial impact for accident victims and their families. We will fight to protect your rights. If you or your family member was injured in an accident in North Carolina, please contact our Monroe law office for your initial consultation.
We Handle the Full Range of Personal Injury Claims in North Carolina
Our North Carolina personal injury attorneys represent clients in all types of personal injury cases. Regardless of the nature and severity of your accident and injuries, we are available to offer support and legal guidance. We have been in business since 1980. We have represented plaintiffs and have collected substantial sums in compensation from defendants and their insurance companies in a wide range of cases involving:
- Auto accidents;
- Commercial trucking accidents;
- Pedestrian collisions;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- DUI accidents and dram shop laws;
- Criminal assaults;
- Gunshot wounds;
- Dog bite injuries;
- Premises liability claims;
- Slip/trip and fall accidents; and
- North Carolina wrongful death lawsuits.
Personal Injury in North Carolina: Statute of Limitations
After an accident, you have a limited amount of time to take action, known as a statute of limitations. Under North Carolina law, most personal injury claims are subject to a three-year statute of limitations, but not all (N.C. Gen. Stat. section 1-52). Wrongful death claims have a two-year statute of limitations. If you fail to file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit within the statute of limitations, your case can be dismissed.
Although that may seem like plenty of time, plaintiffs should never wait to get started on their case. Do not fall behind the insurance company. A successful personal injury claim must be backed by strong and well-organized supporting evidence. Our North Carolina personal injury lawyers will conduct an immediate investigation of your case — obtaining all evidence needed to get you full and fair financial compensation.
How to Prove Liability in North Carolina
In a personal injury or wrongful death case, you must prove several elements in order to be successful against the wrongdoer or negligent party or their insurance company. For the most part, personal injury claims are based on the legal theory of negligence. To hold a defendant liable, you must establish that their reckless, careless, or unreasonably unsafe conduct contributed to your injuries. You must also prove that your own negligence did not contribute to your injury.
It is vital to select a personal injury attorney who has experience and will protect your rights by fighting for you. At the law firm of Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long, LLP., our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers take the time to understand how an accident has personally affected you, allowing us to provide you with superior representation.
Compensation Available to Injured Victims
In addition to proving liability, plaintiffs must also establish the extent of their damages. With some limited exceptions, personal injury settlements/verdicts are designed to be compensatory in nature. Your compensation will be based on the losses you suffered in the accident. Unfortunately, defendants and their insurance companies make it hard for victims to get the full financial compensation that they are entitled to under the law. Our Monroe, NC personal injury lawyers are here to help. Depending on the nature of your case, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation for:
- Emergency room bills;
- Medical expenses;
- Physical therapy;
- Mental health treatment;
- Lost current and future wages;
- Pain and suffering;
- Permanent scarring;
- Long-term physical impairments; and
- Wrongful death.
Get Help From Our Monroe, NC Personal Injury Attorneys Today
At Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long, LLP, our North Carolina personal injury lawyers will help you recover every penny that you rightfully deserve. We know how to hold defendants and their insurance providers accountable. For an initial consultation of your personal injury claim, please contact our law firm right away. From our law office in Monroe, we represent injured victims throughout North Carolina, including in Union County, Stanly County, and Anson County.