When you are in need of a personal injury attorney in Wake Forest, choose to work with attorneys who have ample relevant experience. For over 27 years, Hank Doyle, our firm’s founding attorney, has represented injured persons in Wake Forest and across North Carolina successfully. Whether you're the victim of a personal injury case or you are seeking justice for someone who has experienced personal injury, our team can help.
Different Types of Personal Injury Cases
When do personal injury claims generally come about? Usually when someone suffers bodily injury that is due to the carelessness or negligence of another person. There are many situations that might give rise to a personal injury claim, some common ones we illustrate here:
According to a recent calculation by Forbes Advisor, there was a fatal car accident every 15 minutes in 2020. This is an unfortunate 7% increase from 2019. With more than 35,000 traffic-related deaths, 54.5% of the victims were drivers of automobiles, 16.2% were pedestrians, and 15.5% were motorcyclists. In fact, North Carolina was found to be one of the top 10 highest-risk states responsible for the death of motorcyclists. Whether you've been the victim of a hit and run or you're at fault for a car accident, The Doyle Law Offices are here to help. To get started, give our law firm a call at (919) 228-4487 or fill out the contact form below.
Medical Malpractice or Medical Negligence
Medical malpractice or negligence occurs when a hospital, doctor, or healthcare provider fails to give medical care that meets the basic standard of care and results in death or injury to the patient. Specifically, medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider knows how to treat a patient but intentionally does not provide sufficient medical care, resulting in injuries or death. Medical negligence, on the other hand, occurs when a medical provider has no intention of harming the patient but does something that causes injuries or death to the patient. An example of medical negligence is a delayed diagnosis. If a doctor fails to diagnose a condition and the patient's condition gets worse over time, you may have a medical negligence case. If you're seeking justice for someone who has severe injuries or who has passed due to medical malpractice or negligence, contact personal injury attorney, Hank Doyle today.
Truck Driving Accident
While semi-trucks or tractor-trailers are vital to the economy thanks to their transportation of essential goods, they, unfortunately, pose a risk on the road due to their sheer size and slow-stopping ability. When it comes to large truck accidents, there is some positive news. While there was a 26% increase in large truck accidents in 2021 compared to 2020, less than 1% of those accidents are fatal. With that said, semi-truck accidents are more likely to produce fatal accidents. The majority of accidents occur during the daytime and at an intersection, surprisingly enough. In 2020, North Carolina had 150 fatal accidents. Truck accident settlements are impacted by a variety of factors, including the extent of property damage, past and future medical costs, emotional distress causes, and more. If you or someone you know is experiencing the outcome of a link id=3066]large truck-related accident[/link], contact our personal injury attorney, Hank Doyle of The Doyle Law Offices today.
You may be more familiar with defective premise cases as "slip and fall" cases. Property owners have a legal obligation to maintain safe premises. Thus, a defective premise case usually arises when someone gets injured or falls down due to a hazardous condition in a place of business or within someone else's home. Examples of such hazardous conditions can include uneven walkways, broken glass, wet or slippery walking surfaces, and defective stairs. You should be aware that slip-and-fall cases are extremely difficult to win due to the sheer challenge of proving the case. Most cases are settled before they even go to trial, or they are dropped. This is important because it's essential to consult a personal injury attorney who can advise you on whether you should present your case in court. If you do decide to take your case to court, our personal injury firm will advise you of the best courses of action throughout the process. We will advise you on what action to take so you can experience the best outcome for your unique case.
Dangerous Animals - Dog Bites
Animal bite claims can come about when a dog owner fails to prudently manage their dog or allows them to run loose resulting in a person suffering an injury from a dog bite. We don't have to tell you that injuries that result from animal bites are extremely emotionally distressful and painful. If an animal is invading your space, running rampant, and/or not in a secure area when it bites you, you may have a legitimate personal injury case. If so, we urge you to contact our personal injury attorney, Hank Doyle, as soon as possible so he can advise you on the best course of action and help you reach a desirable settlement.
In some situations, people who are victims of physical violence or assault may pursue a claim of personal injury against the wrongdoer. Our personal injury attorney firm does not take these unfortunate cases lightly by any means. The harm caused by one person upon another is a serious matter and we treat it as such. If you or someone you care about is experiencing serious injuries, emotional distress, or even death by physical violence or assault, we encourage you to contact our law firm today and file a claim under our guidance and vast experience.
How a Personal Injury Claim Compensation Can Come About
In most situations, people who are pursuing a personal injury claim will be interacting with an insurance company. During this process, the services from an experienced personal injury attorney are so important. When The Doyle Law Offices, P.A. firm is hired to represent someone who is injured, we take over this process entirely so that our client can focus on recovering. Our team will collect all the lost wages documentation, medical records, and all other necessary evidence in order to present the strongest possible claim.
We will then present a formal demand to the insurance company for the at-fault or negligent party who caused our client’s injury. In some situations, a settlement amount can be agreed upon at this point. If this is the case, it can save a great deal of time and get the injured client compensation in a timely manner.
In other situations, an agreement may not be reached or the insurance company may choose to reject responsibility. When this occurs, our team will prepare the needed paperwork and file a lawsuit against the negligent, at-fault person. This person’s insurance company is then required to provide a defense attorney to said negligent, at-fault individual, pay the defendant's litigation expenses, and will still eventually be writing the check once a court verdict or a settlement is reached.
Contact Wake Forest Personal Injury Attorney, Hank Doyle, to File a Claim
If you or someone you care about is currently experiencing the after-effects of a personal injury case, we encourage you to contact our personal injury attorney, Hank Doyle, of The Doyle Law Offices, today. Personal injury attorney, Hank Doyle, is equipped with over 27 years of experience and is available to advise you on the best course of action in regards to your unique case. To get started, give our law firm a call at (919) 228-4487 or fill out the contact form below.