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Personal Injury Attorney in Wilmington, North Carolina

After an unexpected accident, navigating the complexities of personal injury claims can be overwhelming. If you've sustained injuries due to someone else's negligence or recklessness in the state of North Carolina, having a seasoned personal injury attorney by your side can make all the difference.  

At Robert Louis Armstrong Personal Injury Attorney, I provide not only legal assistance but also empathetic support as I work tirelessly to fight for the compensation you deserve. With a deep understanding of North Carolina's legal landscape, I am committed to guiding you through the challenges of your case and advocating for your rights every step of the way.  

My firm proudly serves clients in Wilmington and throughout all of North Carolina, including New Hanover County, Pender County, Brunswick County, and Onslow County. Give my office a call today to schedule a free consultation and learn about your options.   

Personal Injury Claims in North Carolina

North Carolina's personal injury laws have a range of legal principles for the protection of individuals who have suffered harm due to the negligence or misconduct of others. One key aspect of these laws is the concept of 'contributory negligence,' which states that if an injured party is found to have even the slightest degree of fault in an accident, they may be barred from recovering any compensation. This strict standard sets North Carolina apart from many other states, making it crucial for you to establish clear evidence. 

The state follows a statute of limitations that requires personal injury claims to be filed within three years of the date of the accident.  

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Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Filing a personal injury claim in North Carolina involves distinct processes depending on the responsible party.  

Since North Carolina is a fault state, you can file a claim against the at-fault party as long as you can demonstrate their negligence led to your injuries. 

If you were found to be – in any way, even slightly – responsible for an accident, you will have to file a claim against your own insurance.  

If you cannot recover the necessary amount of damage for your injuries, filing a personal injury lawsuit becomes an option. This involves initiating a formal legal process by preparing and submitting a complaint to the appropriate court within North Carolina's statute of limitations. 

Damages Available

In a personal injury lawsuit in North Carolina, you may be eligible to recover different types of damages that can compensate you for the physical, emotional, and financial impact of your injuries. These damages can include economic damages such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and property damage. Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life may be recoverable. In cases of particularly reckless or shocking conduct by the at-fault party, punitive damages might also be considered, which serve as a form of punishment.  

However, it's essential to note that North Carolina applies a principle of contributory negligence, meaning if you're found even slightly at fault for the accident, you might be barred from recovering any compensation. To navigate these complexities and ensure you receive the full scope of damages you deserve, speaking with a skilled personal injury attorney is highly recommended. 

Cases I Handle

  • Car accident injury – Were you injured in a car accident? Car accidents happen so quickly, and they often disrupt your life in many different ways. Even if the other driver admits fault, the insurance company will do everything in it can to make sure you get as little money as possible. Hiring a personal injury attorney will ensure that you are treated fairly in the aftermath of such a horrific event. 

  • Truck accident injury– If you were involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler or other large commercial vehicle, you’re up against big, powerful interests. Trucking companies and other commercial vehicle fleets have highly skilled insurance adjusters working for them, and they are relentlessly fighting against you receiving your fair share. That’s why you need a personal injury attorney to fight the insurance companies for you. 

  • Motorcycle accident injury – If you’re on a motorcycle when you get hit by another vehicle, your chances for injury are much higher than if you were driving a traditional vehicle. Common injuries from motorcycle accidents include road rash, head injury, muscle damage, biker’s arm, and leg injuries. All of these are serious, and you’ll likely accumulate a lot of expenses from your medical treatment. Without a lawyer on your side, these expenses can haunt you for years to come. 

  • Spinal cord injury – Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious injuries you can experience. They often cause extreme loss of strength, sensation, and function, and those injuries can be permanent. Spinal cord injuries often happen because of someone else’s negligence – you slipped on a wet floor that had no warning signs or you were struck by another vehicle. It’s important that you are awarded financial compensation that goes beyond the cost of treatment and covers your pain, suffering, and other losses. 

  • Traumatic Brain Injury – Brain injuries are very complex, and they could involve bruising, tearing, or swelling after an accident. Brain injuries can disrupt your career, require extensive physical therapy, and even prevent you from living independently. After a traumatic accident, it’s very important that you see a doctor for a medical evaluation. If you’ve been diagnosed with a brain injury, you should hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to make sure you are treated properly and get adequate financial compensation. 

Personal Injury Attorney Serving Wilmington, North Carolina

When facing a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact my firm, Robert Louis Armstrong Personal Injury Attorney, and leave the worrying to me. I have over 37 years of experience in assisting clients in their personal injury cases. Reach out today to schedule a consultation. I proudly serve clients in Wilmington, New Hanover County, Pender County, Brunswick County, and Onslow County, North Carolina.