Those who suffer injury because of negligence or wrongdoing have certain rights under the laws of North Carolina. The experienced and dedicated Charlotte personal injury lawyers at Auger & Auger have been helping injured victims protect their rights since 1994. With over 40 years of combined litigation experience, our attorneys are never afraid to take on the tough personal injury cases to fight for you. Personal injury laws in North Carolina allow injured victims to file civil lawsuits against people, companies or even government entities whose acts or omissions cause harm. Cases can be resolved in court or through a settlement negotiation, but no matter what, you should have a knowledgeable legal advocate representing you.
When Do You Have a Personal Injury Claim?
Under the laws in North Carolina, individuals and companies owe certain duties to each other. For example, day care centers are obligated to provide adequate care and reasonable supervision to their young charges. Drivers have to follow all driving safety laws and have to make sure they don’t take unreasonable risks. Any time a duty is violated, a personal injury claim can potentially arise. For example, an injured victim could file a personal injury lawsuit if he or she was hurt in the following situations:
In these or other situations, the most important consideration is determining whether someone was negligent. A person who broke a safety rule or who was unreasonably careless can be considered negligent and in breach of a legal duty. This gives rise to a personal injury claim.
Types of Personal Injuries
A Charlotte personal injury attorney at Auger & Auger can represent you in any type of personal injury claim to help you obtain compensation. The amount of money you can recover after you have been hurt varies depending on how badly you were injured. Three of the most common injury types include:
Other injuries include burns, broken bones, amputations and any other physical or mental damage you suffer as a result of an accident.
Compensation in a Personal Injury Case
The severity of your injuries dictates how much money you can recover in a Charlotte accident because compensation is intended to “make you whole.” You should be compensated for:
All medical costs/bills associated with your injury
Lost income or lost earning potential if your injury prevents you from working or forces you to take time off
Pain and suffering damages
Emotional distress damages
Sometimes, the victim is killed in a personal injury case. When this happens, wrongful death damages are also available to surviving family members, including damages for loss of companionship. The amount of compensation should always cover these losses, whether you settle by negotiating with an insurance company to receive payment or whether you go to court and a jury decides how much you deserve. An experienced Charlotte injury attorney will negotiate on your behalf or fight to maximize your compensation at trial.
Contact Our Charlotte Personal Injury Law Firm
At Auger & Auger, our Charlotte, NC injury lawyers have built a practice based on personal injury litigation and on representing the rights of injured victims. We understand how important your case is and we will take the time to meet with you personally to explain the steps needed to protect yourself and loved ones who have suffered personal injuries. Auger & Auger offers free initial consultations, so you can ask all of the questions you have and get the help you need. Make arrangements to meet at any of our five personal injury law offices, or contact us via our web form.
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