Understanding Personal Injury Law

When you have been injured in any accident caused by the negligence of someone else, the success of your claims depend on an understanding of the law behind personal injury liability. Naturally, the Monroe personal injury attorneys at Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers have a detailed understanding of the North Carolina laws governing Monroe personal injury litigation. But, when you understand the important aspects the law, you can help ensure the best success for your case by providing the details and evidence our attorneys need to pursue Monroe personal injury litigation on your behalf.

Determining who is at fault for your injury

The first step in presenting your case is to prove negligence on the part of the individual who caused your injury. This involves proving the following:

  • The person owed a duty to you and failed to carry out that duty.
  • You suffered damages.
  • The failure of the other person caused you to be injured.

The issue of negligence is complex due to the North Carolina contributory negligence law, which may bar you from collecting damages if your negligence contributed to the accident. And, if more than one individual was responsible for the accident, your attorney must prove the degree of negligence for each party because each responsible party pays damages based on the percentage each was negligent.

Monroe personal injury becomes even more potentially complex when an injury is the result of a defective product. In this case, you must prove the product was defective, or that it lacked warnings or instructions to ensure you used the product safely.

The potential value of your Monroe personal injury claim

The more documentation you can bring to our attorneys, the more compensation you are likely to receive for personal injury lawsuits in Monroe and throughout the state. North Carolina law permits you to collect for many losses, including (but not necessarily limited to) the following:

  • All medical expenses, including those anticipated in the future
  • Lost time from work, such as the time spent for doctor and therapy visits
  • A change in future earning ability due to an injury
  • Property damage
  • The costs associated with hiring assistance with household chores when you cannot perform them for yourself
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability
  • Emotional distress

Call us today at any of our three Charlotte personal injury law offices and we’ll talk about your situation at 800-559-5741, or contact us via our web form.