At Riddle & Brantley, LLP, our Goldsboro office has experienced and respected attorneys to serve you. Our team includes the firm’s founder, Gene A. Riddle, and J. Christopher Brantley, a North Carolina State Bar certified specialist in Workers Compensation, both of whom are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, an elite group of less than one percent of the lawyers in the USA – those who have recovered million and multi-million dollar settlements, awards, and verdict.Gene Riddle also recently received the Litigator’s Award which is given to fewer than 1% of all attorneys.
Mr. Riddle and Mr. Brantley help clients in cases involving personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security Disability. Mr. Brantley is recognized by the North Carolina State Bar as a certified specialist in Workers’ Compensation.
The Goldsboro legal team also includes associates Donny Dunn and Jonathan M. Smith. Mr. Dunn is the firm’s senior litigator and has been involved in more than 60 trials, and handled thousands of injury cases. He represents victims in motorcycle wrecks, truck accidents, auto accidents and other cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, and class actions. His past settlements and judgments earned Riddle & Brantley, LLP invitations into a couple categories of the Litigator’s Award. Mr. Smith joined the firm immediately upon gaining his law degree, after having received awards for the highest level of academic achievement. He has been listed in Top 40 Lawyers Under 40.
Gene A. Riddle
J. Christopher Brantley
Jonathan M. Smith
Our Goldsboro Practice Areas
Our firm provides legal services to people in the Goldsboro area in a range of practice areas. Each case is given the full attention and focus it deserves. We are committed to doing everything possible to help our clients achieve justice.
Injury cases are often tragic situations, with a person who has suffered severe injuries requiring medical care and treatment, rehabilitation, and in some cases, a lifetime of care. We represent the injured in cases involving vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices, and many other types of injury cases caused by an act of negligence.
One of the most common types of cases we take on are those that came about due to the actions of a negligent driver. If you were injured in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, our Goldsboro car accident lawyers are ready to immediately review the facts in your case. It is important that your right to full compensation is protected by a legal professional.
Social Security Disability
When a person is unable to function at work due to disability and has paid into the Social Security system over his or her years of employment, it may be expected that Social Security benefits will be forthcoming. Sadly, a large percentage of applications are denied. Let us help you navigate the system or file an appeal if your benefits were denied.
Injured at work? Our Goldsboro workers’ compensation legal team includes Mr. Brantley, a NC State Bar certified workers’ compensation specialist.He is here to help if you have a work-related injury, illness, condition, or if you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident.
Our Involvementwiththe Goldsboro Community
At Riddle & Brantley, LLP, we care about the communities we serve, both locally and statewide.
Educational efforts: We support several educational institutions in our area. We have contributed to or sponsored events at Wayne Community College. At Edgewood Community Developmental School at 1601 Peachtree Street in Goldsboro, we have sponsored beginning of school year drives.
Civic & volunteer groups: We have also contributed to several area volunteer fire departments, the American Heart Association, Friends of the Park in Smithfield, and other groups.
Animal groups: As avid animal lovers, we are contributors to Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue. This group of volunteer dog lovers rescue, provide sanctuary, and ultimately re-home abandoned, stray, and neglected dogs. We have also contributed to Wayne County Humane Society at 104 S. Center Street in Goldsboro. We have provided legal help to the Cat Clinic of Cary which specializes in the health, dental, and training needs of cats in the Triangle area.
Business groups: We are an A+ rated member of the Eastern North Carolina Better Business Bureau and have been an accredited business since 2002. Our association with the Better Business Bureau shows our commitment to making a good faith effort to make sure every client is satisfied with the services we provide.
Military families: Eastern North Carolina has several military bases and we play a part in helping military families located here. We have served as a sponsor of the Wounded Warrior Project near Fort Bragg.
Pro bono work: We have participated in the Call4All Program of the North Carolina Bar Association, which allows private attorneys to provide pro bono service to low income persons in North Carolina. Advice is offered on one of the following areas of law: private landlord/tenant, public and subsidized housing, Medicaid, disability and non-disability issues in Social Security matters, consumer collections, employee rights, custody, guardianship, and simple estates. We have also performed pro bono legal work for the Goldsboro Family YMCA.
Goldsboro Legal Information
Personal injury cases are filed and tried at the District Court or Superior Court of North Carolina’s court system. Many cases are settled without the need for trial, but we are prepared to go to court if a settlement cannot be reached. The Wayne County Courthouse is located at 224 E. Walnut St., Room 230, Goldsboro, NC.
Workers’ Compensation Information
Workers’ compensation hearings are often necessary to get benefits for an injured worker. Workers’ comp claims are handled by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. That agency resolves disputes related to an injury on the job, an illness acquired through work (occupational disease),or deaths at work.
Deputy Commissioner Hearings are held in various locations in eastern North Carolina, including Greenville, Williamston, Elizabeth City, Tarboro, Wilson, Benson, New Bern, Fayetteville, Burgaw, and Bolivia. TheNorth Carolina Industrial Commission holds Full Commission Hearings in Raleigh at its offices at 430 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.
Social Security Disability Information
If you are seeking benefits through Social Security Disability, our legal team is ready to get to work for you. We can assist with the initial application or help you file an appeal if your SSD application for benefits has been denied. The Social Security Administration Office in Goldsboro is located at 915 West New Hope Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Our Goldsboro Office Location
Our team at Riddle & Brantley, LLP stands ready to protect your rights. We genuinely care about each person we represent and are committed to providing the highest level of client services to you. Call us today so we can talk to you about your case. We are here to help you seek justice. Call now.