Have you been injured due to something outside of your control that ultimately was someone else’s negligence of their responsibility? If so, you need to contact The Doyle Law Offices for an experienced personal injury attorney in Raleigh. Hank Doyle, our firm’s founding attorney, has successfully represented injured persons in North Carolina for over 25 years. The team at our firm works diligently for you or your loved ones and is determined in recovering compensation that you deserve.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
A personal injury is when someone suffers bodily injury that is due to the carelessness or negligence of another person. The person injured has the right to make a claim for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs incurred due to the injury. There are many situations that can create the case for a personal injury claim, such as these common ones:
Car accidents have generally been the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the U.S. for many years. Typical causes of car wrecks include drunk driving, speeding, and texting while driving.
Medical malpractice and/or negligence happens when a hospital, doctor, or healthcare provider fails to give the basic standard of care for a specific condition, and that negligence results in death or injury to the patient.
A personal injury case occurs when a dog owner fails to responsibly manage their dog in a way that results in a person getting bitten.
These are also called “trip and fall” cases. Claims typically stem from someone getting injured or falling down due to a hazardous condition that existed in a place of business or at someone’s home. Examples of hazardous conditions include uneven walkways, wet or slippery surfaces, poor lighting, defective stairs, hidden ground holes, broken glass, etc. If you experienced an injury due to defective premises in Raleigh give us a call!
In some situations, people who are victims of physical violence or assault may pursue a claim of personal injury against the offender. This type of claim is separate from any criminal prosecutions that might occur. An intentional injury assault is not only a physical injury but also an action that makes someone expect that they are about to be hurt or touched in a harmful way by another person.
Personal Injury Claim Process
During a personal injury case, you are more than likely dealing with an insurance company that is trying its best to not pay out. It is critically important to have an experienced Raleigh personal injury attorney during this process who can look out for your interests. When you hire The Doyle Law Offices, P.A. to represent you, we take over the process entirely so that you can focus on your recovery. We collect all the documentation needed for lost wages, medical records, and all other necessary evidence in order to present the strongest possible claim.
After we have everything to substantiate your claim, we present a formal demand to the insurance company that is representing the negligent person who caused your injury. In some situations, a settlement amount can be agreed upon, which can save a lot of time and the injured client can get compensation much faster.
In other situations, the insurance company may choose to reject responsibility, in which case our legal team prepares the necessary paperwork to file a lawsuit against the negligent, at-fault party. The insurance company working for the offender is then required to provide a defense attorney for the defendant, pay the defendant’s litigation expenses, and will also pay once a court verdict or settlement is reached.