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PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY JOINS AUGER & AUGER AMID FIRM EXPANSION

New Charlotte accident attorney joins Auger & Auger, a North Carolina personal injury and wrongful death law firm.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) December 08, 2012

Auger & Auger is proud to announce Phillip “Hunter” Gillespie has joined the firm as an associate personal injury attorney.

“Hunter Gillespie will be a great addition to Auger & Auger as we continue to fight for the rights of accident victims in 2013 and beyond,” said Founding Attorney Herbert W. Auger.

Gillespie is a graduate of Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins Schools of Law in Raleigh, where earned his Juris Doctorate. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Auger & Auger, Attorneys at Law, continues to expand and now has offices in Raleigh and Greensboro in addition to a trio of Charlotte locations. The firm focuses on North Carolina personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents and premises liability. Auger & Auger also handles work accidents and workers’ compensation claims.

“We want to make sure when a client calls, that they have access to an attorney,” Auger said. “Hunter will be handling auto, truck and motorcycle accident cases.”

While in law school, Gillespie spent several years as a law clerk for a North Carolina personal injury law firm. He was a semi-finalist in the Richard A. Lord Intramural Moot Court Competition and participated in Men’s Legal Caucus, North Carolina Advocates for Justice and Phi Alpha Delta.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Herbert Auger believes in high-impact, aggressive representation for injury victims. He opened his Charlotte practice after years representing accident victims at a large personal injury law firm in New York City. Arlene P. Auger has also represented injury victims in Charlotte since 1995, after working for law firms representing GEICO and other large insurance companies in New York.

Auger & Auger’s proven success highlights a partnership that understands how insurance companies and their defense attorneys operate. Such insight is often invaluable in the fight for justice on behalf of accident victims and their families. The addition of Hunter Gillespie will continue to ensure clients will receive the same high-quality legal representation that has built the firm’s outstanding reputation in North Carolina.

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CHARLOTTE ATTORNEY RECOVERS $490,000 FOR COLLEGE STUDENT INJURED IN SC ROLLOVER ACCIDENT

Charlotte, N.C. – March 4, 2011 – Highly regarded Charlotte attorney [Herbert W. Auger], of the Auger & Auger law firm, recently obtained a $490,000 personal injury settlement for a client who sustained a number of injuries when the vehicle in which he was a passenger crashed on a South Carolina highway.

The settlement was achieved pre lawsuit by Auger with three different insurance companies. The matter did not enter into litigation, so the names of the parties and insurers were kept confidential.

The accident occurred on May 7, 2008, when the Augers’ client, a Florida college student, was a front-seat passenger in a vehicle that was transporting him back to his college campus. While traveling on I-95, just outside of Yemassee, S.C., the driver, lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll several times. The driver was charged with exceeding the posted speed limit. The accident caused the victim to sustain a fractured right clavicle, right hand, right wrist and a partial amputation of his right second toe. He underwent two operations on his wrist and hand which involved the internal fixation of hardware (screws and plate) to secure the fractures.

Herbert Auger, a respected auto accident and personal injury attorney, filed liability claims against the vehicle owner’s [auto insurance] carrier and the driver’s personal automobile insurance carrier (excess coverage). Attorney Auger then pursued an under-insurance claim with the victim’s parent’s through the under insurance provisions of their auto insurance policy (UIM coverage). Attorney Herb Auger ultimately negotiated a settlement with the three carriers for a total of $490,000.

“I’m pleased that we were able to secure a fair cash settlement for our client, who suffered a number of painful injuries that will likely remain with him for years to come,” said Auger, founding partner of Auger & Auger, a leading personal injury law firm based in Charlotte.

Auger & Auger’s practice is focused on personal injury litigation and has more than 20 years of experience in this niche. The firm’s lawyers meet with each client and carefully explain the steps they need to protect themselves and any loved ones who have personal injuries. Auger & Auger offers free initial consultations to North Carolina personal injury victims. The firm has three offices in Charlotte and North Carolina to help serve Charlotte and the surrounding areas, including a new location just opened at 717 S. Torrence Street, Suite 101, in Charlotte.

For more information, please visit www.augerlaw.com or call (704) 364-3361.

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Charlotte Attorney Herbert Auger Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum

One of nation’s most prestigious groups of trial lawyers certifies Auger as newest member

Charlotte, N.C. – May 20, 2010 – The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the U.S., recently certified the highly regarded Charlotte attorney Herbert W. Auger as the organization’s newest member.

Membership in The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multimillion-dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 3,000 members located nationwide, which is fewer than 1% of all U.S. attorneys.

Auger is well-respected for his work as an personal injury attorney and auto accident attorney in NC.

“I’m flattered and humbled by this recognition, which is reserved for attorneys who have acted as principal counsel in a case with an outcome in excess of one million dollars,” said Auger, founding partner of Auger & Auger, a leading personal injury law firm based in Charlotte.

Auger is a graduate of Touro College and the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. He specializes in plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, including automotive accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, aviation accidents, workers’ compensation matters, nursing home neglect cases and premises liability disputes.

Auger & Auger’s practice is focused on personal injury litigation has more than 20 years of experience in this niche. The firm’s lawyers meet with each client and carefully explain the steps they need to protect themselves and any loved ones who have personal injuries. Auger & Auger offers free initial consultations to North Carolina personal injury victims. The firm has three offices in Charlotte and North Carolina to help serve Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

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Charlotte Attorney Calls on North Carolina Senate to Pass “Comparative
Negligence” Bill in Order to Better Protect
Injury Victims in State

Herbert Auger, veteran personal injury attorney, notes that North Carolina is one of just four states to deny any monetary award if injured party is even slightly to blame for accident

Charlotte, N.C. (Lexis Nexis) July 23, 2009 — The North Carolina State Senate needs to take prompt action and pass H813, a bill sponsored by Rep. John Blust (R-Greensboro) that would change the state’s negligence standards in tort lawsuits, according to highly regarded Charlotte attorney Herbert Auger.

North Carolina is one of four states in the nation that applies a “contributory negligence” standard to cases where people are accidentally harmed. Contributory negligence is a legal doctrine stating that if a plaintiff in a civil case involving negligence was also negligent in any way, they cannot receive any compensation from the defendant, even if they were found to be only 1% responsible. This doctrine originated in England and is regarded as English “common law” – but due to the harsh ramifications of this doctrine, it was abandoned in England in 1945 when they adopted a statute similar to the bill now in the hands of the North Carolina Senate.

“I have personally met with a number of North Carolina citizens who were victims of accidents caused by someone else’s negligence, but they were unable to pursue claims due to this unjust law here in our state,” said Auger, founding partner of Auger & Auger, a leading personal injury law firm based in Charlotte.. “Why North Carolina would follow an outdated and unfair rule of law that originated was subsequently abolished in England over 50 years ago, is shocking. This doctrine is essentially a denial of access to justice for these folks.”

Bills to change the state’s negligence standards have been pushed and failed since the mid-1980s, but a bill sponsored by Rep. Blust passed the House in May. The bill is now under consideration by the Senate.

Supporters of H813 – the “Uniform Apportionment of Tort Responsibility” Act – argue that North Carolina should switch to a system in which fault is apportioned out to each party in a negligence case. So in the case of a $100,000 settlement, an injured party who was found to be 10 percent responsible for her accident would only be paid $90,000. Under the present law as it exists in North Carolina, this injured plaintiff would receive nothing.

Auger & Auger’s practice is focused on personal injury litigation and the firm has more than 19 years of experience in this niche. The firm’s lawyers meet with each client and carefully explain the steps they need to protect themselves and any loved ones who have personal injuries. Auger & Auger offers free initial consultations in Charlotte, so clients can ask all the questions they have and get the help they need.

For more information, please visit www.augerlaw.com or call (704) 364-3361.