Personal Injury Lawyer with Experience in Greensboro
If you’ve suffered an injury due to the negligence of someone else, retaining a personal injury lawyer with experience in Greensboro can put you on the path to physical, emotional, and financial recovery. North Carolina law firm Riddle & Brantley offers much more than just legal services. Our personal injury attorneys go above and beyond for our clients and their families, from providing hospital recommendations to dealing with expensive medical bills. Contact us today for your free consultation. There is no obligation, and you don’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case.
How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
Our lawyers have more than 200 years of combined experience representing personal injury victims, many in the Greensboro, NC area. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdict awards for our clients. Our lawyers, case managers, paralegals, and investigators genuinely care about the Greensboro-area families we help and can guide them through the legal process from beginning to end. Everyone deserves justice, and we’re committed to getting the compensation our clients deserve.
What you can expect from our personal injury lawyers:
- Free Consultation: No obligation or cost to you. No win, no fee!
- Attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Bilingual staff: Te podemos ayudar con abogados que hablen español.
- Collectively, our attorneys have more than 200 years of combined experience.
- Millions of dollars won for our clients
- Variety of practice areas and locations — no matter where you are in North Carolina we have the tools to help and several locations you can visit.
How Much is My Case Worth?
The objective of a personal injury case is to obtain monetary damages through a judgment or settlement. In personal injury law, “damages” is the amount of money that reasonably equates to your physical, mental, or monetary suffering. There are two types of damages that are common to personal injury cases and will help you calculate your case’s worth:
What Are Compensatory Damages?
Compensatory damages are intended to replace the financial loss resulting from your injury. It’s easy to calculate compensatory damages based on hospital bills, medical treatment, and missed work, but far more difficult to place a value on how your quality of life has changed, or the physical and mental suffering you’ve endured.
Common types of compensatory damages include:
- Pain and Suffering — The physical pain and suffering that you’ve endured can be difficult to measure, but one of our experienced Greensboro attorneys will review your medical expenses to help determine a monetary value.
- Emotional Distress — This is the mental anguish resulting from the injury. Symptoms of emotional distress are varied, and include fear, anxiety, sorrow, shock, confusion, and insomnia.
- Income — A serious injury can prevent you from working, which results in loss of income. You may also be awarded damages due to a “loss of earning capacity” — your inability to earn future income because of the injury.
- Medical Treatment — In most personal injury cases, you will receive monetary damages for medical treatment you receive in the past and future.
- Property Damage — Many times personal property is damaged or destroyed in the accident. Our personal injury attorneys will help appraise items like vehicles, items within the vehicle, and clothing, to help you receive compensation.
- Loss of Enjoyment — Serious accidents can change your life in an instant, and victims are often entitled to compensation for their diminished quality of life. This includes the inability to participate in previously enjoyed activities and experiences.
- Loss of Consortium — In North Carolina, these damages refer to the effect an accident has had on your relationship with your husband or wife, such as a loss of companionship, or inability to engage in sexual intimacy. In some North Carolina jurisdictions, the injury’s impact on a parent-child relationship may also be considered.
What Are Punitive Damages?
Punitive damages are similar to fines, and are intended to punish the defendant. If a defendant’s actions are determined to have been malicious or excessively irresponsible, you may be awarded punitive damages. In North Carolina, including Greensboro, punitive damages are limited to three times the amount given for compensatory damages or $250,000, whichever is greater.
What is negligence in personal injury cases?
If a person acts in a careless manner that causes an injury to another person (even if unintentional), it is called negligence. This concept is the basis of most personal injury claims.
In order to demonstrate negligence in a personal injury case, four elements must be proved:
- Duty of Care — The defendant had a legal responsibility to avoid acts or mitigate conditions that could result in injury.
- Breach — The defendant did not take preventative measures to avoid injuring another person.
- Cause — The defendant’s failure to act resulted in the injury.
- Harm — The injury resulted in financial loss for the plaintiff.
How is pain and suffering calculated in seeking damages?
Assigning a monetary value to pain and suffering can be difficult. It is typically done using one of two methods. In the first method, the amount of actual damages (such as loss of income and medical treatment costs) is multiplied by a number between 1 and 5, depending on the severity of the injury. In the second method, personal injury attorneys use a per diem approach, in which a monetary amount is assigned to every day since the accident until you have recovered.
Why Consider a Personal Injury Claim in North Carolina?
The civil justice system in Greensboro, North Carolina allows victims of negligence to seek damages from at-fault individual(s) or other entities. This means that if someone negligently, carelessly, or intentionally caused you or a loved one injury or death, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Types of damages and expenses considered in personal injury cases:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages and capacity to earn
- Property damage repairs and/or replacement
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Permanent injuries and scarring
- Funeral and burial expenses
If you’ve suffered physical, mental, or financial hardship as a result of an accident, contact a personal injury lawyer at Riddle & Brantley today. Our attorneys are experienced at handling Greensboro cases and may determine that another person or company is responsible for paying your damages. Contact us for a free case review. There is no fee unless we win your case.
Do You Have Experience With My Type of Accident?
The passionate team of attorneys at Riddle & Brantley have extensive experience helping Greensboro clients, and review every case at no cost or obligation. With a free case review, you’ll learn more about your legal situation and discover whether you have a personal injury claim in Greensboro. Our lawyers have represented thousands of clients involved in the following types of accidents:
- Trucking accidents
- Car Accidents
- Defective and dangerous products
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Wrongful deaths
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Social Security/VA claims
To take the first step toward potential compensation, request a free case review.
You Deserve Justice | Call Riddle & Brantley | No Cost to You
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation. In the state of North Carolina, you have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. Contact our personal injury attorneys at (910) 455-5599 or request your free legal consultation in Greensboro, North Carolina.
*Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.