Kinston, North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers
If there is one thing that helps me maximize the results for clients, it is the valuable experience I gained on the "other" side while working as a defense lawyer for the insurance companies. Defending and going to trial on the very same types of cases I now handle provided unique insight into the thought processes of insurance adjusters, their bosses (the real decision-makers), and the attorneys they hire to try to minimize or defeat your claim.
I handle wrongful death and most types of serious personal injury...
When you need a strong advocate standing up for your rights, contact Thom Goolsby at the Goolsby Law Firm, PLLC. Look for an experienced criminal justice...
Since serving as a judicial clerk in the North Carolina court system, Mr. Burton has helped secure more than $40 Million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of individuals harmed by the wrongful conduct of others. He focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury cases resulting in life-altering injuries, prolonged...
Injured in an accident?
When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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