Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
An accident can have a difficult effect on you and your family’s emotional, physical and financial situation. You probably have questions about your injury claim and what rights you have. Hopefully, you are recovering from your injuries.
Have you or a loved one been injured by the negligence of another? Was someone killed due to someone else’s bad act? Were you the driver or passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a collision? »
When you are involved in an accident through the negligence of some other party, you are entitled to assert a claim to pursue certain damages. The negligence of another party is where they have failed to use the reasonable care of a person under those circumstances. Some examples of course are running a stop sign, running a red light, or anything when they violate traffic laws and crash into you or somehow cause a collision.
Remember, having your personal injury claims skillfully handled by a lawyer is very important for a strong recovery. An injured person and his or her family are typically subject to extraordinary stress and expenses. There are a myriad of administrative details to cope with in relation to the injury, medical expenses, liability, and compensation. These injuries may also involve workers’ compensation and/or disability claims.
At Wright, Worley, Pope, Ekster & Moss, PLLC, our lawyers will help you deal with all of these issues. As necessary, on your behalf, we may also consult experienced medical economists and life care planners who provide detailed, accurate cost-data analyses of the injuries of our clients. We take into account costs associated with future surgery, in-home nursing care, physical therapy, medical equipment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We also work with medical experts across a wide variety of specialties in order to establish the scope and nature of our clients’ injuries. You also need to know all of the insurance coverages available to you. We will help you make this analysis.
Schedule a free initial consultation with your full service local legal team if you or a family member has been injured in an accident. »
Some other important information regarding an accident can be found by reading a North Carolina Bar Association publication:
Injuries and Fatal Accidents We Handle
The personal injury law practice of Wright, Worley, Pope, Ekster & Moss, PLLC handles injuries and fatal accidents resulting from occurrences such as the following:
- Motor vechile accidents: auto accidents, truck collisions, motorcycle crashes
- Bicycle/pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability (injuries on personal or commercial property)
- Products liability
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace injuries
- Construction accidents
Do you feel a doctor, nurse, or hospital has committed an error that resulted in injury to you or a loved one? Were you misinformed in regards to the risks or outcomes of a medical procedure or prescription drug? »
We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and assist you in this stressful time. If you have any question about your rights, responsibilities, insurance coverage, liability or court proceedings following an accident, please contact Wright, Worley, Pope, Ekster & Moss, PLLC to schedule an initial consultation at a mutually convenient time and place.
Cases Seeking Damages
In North Carolina, cases seeking damages under $10,000.00 are filed in District Court. They are required to undergo arbitration. This is a mini one hour hearing that occurs in front of a certified arbitrator, who is a lawyer of the local bar. The arbitrator then makes a written decision of an award in favor of one of the parties, and the same can either become binding, can be appealed by either party, or can be used for further negotiations.
Cases seeking damages over $10,000.00 are filed in Superior Court. These cases are required to undergo mandatory mediation. Mediation is when you attend with your lawyer and the insurance company’s lawyer is usually there with a representative of the insurance company. The named defendant will usually not be there. The mediator attempts to bring the parties to a number that both parties can live with to resolve the claim.
Have you been involved in a car accident? Do you need to know what to do and what insurance benefits are available to you? »
Have you been injured in an accident involving a motorcycle? Do you need an attorney who rides, and therefore understands the perils motorcyclists face every day and will work hard to ensure you get the legal representation you deserve? »
Have you been injured in an accident involving a truck? Are you familiar with the ins and outs of the department of transportation and rules and regulations applicable to a truck driver? »