Greensboro Personal Injury Attorneys Seek Compensation for Victims
Experienced North Carolina firm works to hold negligent parties accountable
If you’ve been injured at work or hurt by the negligence of others, you may be unsure of what to do next. Calling an established North Carolina personal injury lawyer is a good place to start. Located in Greensboro, Hodgman, Rowlett & Jahnes, P.A. has been helping countless people in the community and the surrounding areas get back on their feet after an injury since 1972. It’s important to remember that you have rights, and we know how to assert those rights effectively for you in a court of law. We limit the total number of cases we work at one time so you can be sure that your matter has our full attention. In Greensboro, Burlington, Asheboro, Lexington, Eden, High Point and the surrounding areas, our attorneys fight for fair compensation for people who have been hurt in an auto accident, injured at work, or otherwise suffered damages due to someone else’s negligence.
What types of cases do injury lawyers handle?
As the third largest city in North Carolina with approximately 300,000 residents, Greensboro is a center for various businesses and educational institutions. With all of that activity, problems can occur. If you do get hurt, you can trust our attorneys to provide high-level legal support for a full range of personal injury cases, including those stemming from:
- Vehicle collisions — After you’ve been in an auto accident, our lawyers are capable of handling insurance negotiations and legal actions in pursuit of a resolution that makes victims whole. We also can advise you on the specific considerations associated with truck and motorcycle collision cases.
- Workplace accidents — People who have experienced a workplace injury on a construction site, while driving for work or in some other environment rely on us for effective advocacy in third-party personal injury litigation as well as their workers’ compensation claims.
- Unsafe premises — Property owners have a duty of care to guests who are lawfully on their premises. If you were hurt on someone else’s property due to poor lighting, a damaged walking surface, the lack of a proper handrail, inadequate security or another type of negligence, we will review the facts and advise on options to recover damages from the liable party or parties.
In those matters, as well as lawsuits arising from defective products, medical malpractice and other forms of negligence, we assist people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, vision loss, spinal cord damage, broken bones, whiplash, internal injuries and other types of bodily damage.
How much does it cost to bring a personal injury lawsuit?
Concerns about legal costs should never stop you from seeking justice after you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s negligence. Our firm works on a contingency basis which means that we do not collect attorney’s fees unless our client secures a financial recovery through a settlement or judgment. When we meet with you, we’ll discuss the type of compensation you might recover and the percentage of that payment which would go toward legal representation.
What damages are available?
Whether your case is resolved through settlement discussions or in court, it’s important to understand the types of damages that a personal injury plaintiff can receive in a verdict. This gives plaintiffs an idea of what they can expect and forms the basis of negotiations with the defendants. A negligent party can be held liable for economic damages such as medical bills, lost income and reimbursement for rehabilitation expenses. You can also seek compensation for any permanent disfigurement, the pain and suffering you experienced and the diminished enjoyment in your life due to the injury. These amounts are usually linked to the extent of physical harm you’ve experienced.
How long does a victim have to file a lawsuit?
North Carolina usually gives personal injury plaintiffs three years from the date of the incident to initiate litigation against the negligent parties. However, the timeframe can be extended in situations where the victim is incapacitated or under the age of 18. Both of these circumstances toll the statute of limitations, stopping the clock until conditions change. Parents can file on behalf of their minor children, however. In a case involving chemical exposure or some harm where symptoms might not be easily apparent, that statute of limitations starts to run when the victim learned, or should have reasonably discovered, that they were hurt by the defendant’s negligence, within certain limitations, such as our state's statute of repose.
Contact a proven Greensboro workers’ compensation lawyer to set up a free consultation
Hodgman, Rowlett & Jahnes, P.A. advocates on behalf of injured clients in North Carolina workers’ compensation cases. Please call 336-609-7593 or contact us online to discuss your matter with a qualified attorney. Our office is in Greensboro. Se habla español.