When you are in need of a personal injury lawyer in Wake Forest, choose to work with attorneys who have ample relevant experience. For over 25 years, Hank Doyle, our firm’s founding attorney, has represented injured persons in Wake Forest and across North Carolina successfully. Our team works tirelessly and compassionately to help you or your loved ones recover compensation which you deserve.
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 which might give rise to a personal injury claim, some common ones we illustrate here:
In the U.S., car accidents have generally been the leading cause of injury-related death across multiple years. Typical causes of car wrecks include drunk driving texting while driving, and Uber/Lyft accidents.
Medical malpractice or negligence occurs when a hospital, doctor or healthcare provider fails to give medical care which meets the basic standard of care for the specific condition that results in death or injury to the patient.
Tractor-trailers can cause serious damage on the road. If you have been involved in an accident in the Wake Forest area, call our personal injury lawyer for assistance.
These cases are also regularly called “trip and fall” cases. These claims can usually arise when someone gets injured or falls down because a hazardous condition existed in a place of business or within a home. Examples of such hazardous conditions can include uneven walkways, broken glass, wet or slippery walking surfaces, defective stairs etc.
These 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.
In some situations, people who are victims of physical violence or assault may pursue a claim of personal injury against the wrongdoer, a claim which is apart and separate from any criminal prosecutions which might occur.
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 is where the services from an experienced personal injury attorney are so important. When the 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.
After that, we will present a formal demand to the insurance company for the at fault or negligent person who caused our client’s injury. In some situations, a settlement amount can be agreed upon at this point. If this happens, it can save a great amount of time and can get & the injured client the money which they deserve faster.
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.