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North Carolina Personal Injury Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers

North Carolina Personal Injury Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers

How do I find a lawyer to take my case

Answered 7 days ago by attorney Stephen A. Black   |   1 Answer   |  Legal Topics: Personal Injury
It sounds like you have a decent case. Discuss with counsel for possible contingency fee representation. 
It sounds like you have a decent case. Discuss with counsel for possible contingency fee representation. 
Look on your resort hotel ticket..some Island resorts allow claimants to bring suit in Florida if guests are alleging injury arising out of resort negligence..not all but in some cases. 
Look on your resort hotel ticket..some Island resorts allow claimants to bring suit in Florida if guests are alleging injury arising out of resort... Read More
Additionally, your case would be a slam dunk on liability if as you say, there was green algae that you personally saw in the immediate area that you feel caused u to slip and fell.    You need to retain counsel here in Florida as the courts here have jurisdiction. I have handled many Amusement park injuries here in Florida,  and give free consults. If the case is taken, then you pay nothing unless we win the case. ... Read More
Additionally, your case would be a slam dunk on liability if as you say, there was green algae that you personally saw in the immediate area that you... Read More

Is it legal to still have me work the whole day if I was injured at work?

Answered a year and 4 months ago by attorney Ms. Martha L. Ramsay   |   1 Answer   |  Legal Topics: Personal Injury
I am so sorry to hear about your injury! First, you should definitely seek treatment for your foot asap to find out the extent of your injury. If you wind up needing extensive medical treatment (i.e. your foot is broken), and you are written out of work, you should definitely contact a Board Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney to find out your options. It is a free consultation. Good luck!... Read More
I am so sorry to hear about your injury! First, you should definitely seek treatment for your foot asap to find out the extent of your injury. If... Read More
This is a very tragic scenario, and one with two different parts. The first part deals with whether the offending parties insurance would pay. The short answer is probably. The state of North Carolina has something call contributory negligence, which means that the pedestrian would be able to collect as long as she was not negligent as well. That is why it is important for you to speak with an attorney before speaking with anyone from the insurance company. The second part deals with estate law in the state of North Carolina, and who would collect. The short answer to that question would also me probably. Proceeds from the wrongful death would disbursed intestate. You would have to navigate the sometimes complicated realm of intestacy law in the state of North Carolina. Therefore, once again it is important that you speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.... Read More
This is a very tragic scenario, and one with two different parts. The first part deals with whether the offending parties insurance would pay. The... Read More

my son

Answered a year and 8 months ago by attorney John C. Hensley, Jr.   |   1 Answer   |  Legal Topics: Personal Injury
It is not unusual for people like this to deny fault. You need an experienced attorney to gather the necessary information about the accident to prove fault, encourage the other insurance company to accept liability, and, if necessary, file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for all of your damages. Let me know if we can help.... Read More
It is not unusual for people like this to deny fault. You need an experienced attorney to gather the necessary information about the accident to... Read More

Can I get compensation for 2 fingers cut in machine?

Answered a year and 9 months ago by attorney Mr. Paul Dezso de Holczer   |   10 Answers   |  Legal Topics: Personal Injury
If you were working through a staffing company and were injured while working as a temporary employee at another company, you may be an employee of the staffing company or you may be a contractor. You may be able to file a Worker’s Compensation Claim at the staffing company or at the workplace company. If these companies classify you as a contractor or subcontractor, they may or may not be correct in doing so. If they are not correct, you could file suit against the workplace company and the workplace employee. You should consult an attorney as to how best to proceed. You should not wait to consult as you could lose track of the employee or one of the companies might not be around later. You normally have three years from the date of the injury to file suit, but you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Best Wishes.... Read More
If you were working through a staffing company and were injured while working as a temporary employee at another company, you may be an employee of... Read More
I would suggest that you consult with a Personal Injury attorney as soon as possible. It is a free consultation and they can give you your best options and let you know what you can do. Good luck!
I would suggest that you consult with a Personal Injury attorney as soon as possible. It is a free consultation and they can give you your best... Read More
Hi and I am so sorry to hear about your accident! First, I hope that you were able to get medical help right away. Second, you should absolutely contact a Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney and go over your options. It should be a free consultation.
Hi and I am so sorry to hear about your accident! First, I hope that you were able to get medical help right away. Second, you should absolutely... Read More

Latex allergy

Answered 2 years and 2 months ago by attorney Mr. Douglas A. Petho   |   1 Answer   |  Legal Topics: Personal Injury
I believe your statue limitations  has run.  "A cause of action for malpractice arising out of the performance of or failure to perform professional services shall be deemed to accrue at the time of the occurrence of the last act of the defendant giving rise to the cause of action." For objects left in the body,  the statute runs one year from the discovery of the object,, however not longer than 10 years after the surgery. Your statue limitations would have run prior to 2007.  ... Read More
I believe your statue limitations  has run.  "A cause of action for malpractice arising out of the performance of or failure to perform... Read More
This would actually fall under the Workers' Compensation section. You need to report the injury to your work as a workers' compensation claim and seek medical attention for your injuries. If you are unsuccessful in submitting a claim or they deny your claim, I would seek help from a Board Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney to see if they can help you.... Read More
This would actually fall under the Workers' Compensation section. You need to report the injury to your work as a workers' compensation claim and... Read More

How long do I have to sue the landlord after the fall?

Answered 2 years and 5 months ago by attorney Ms. Martha L. Ramsay   |   1 Answer   |  Legal Topics: Personal Injury
I am so sorry to hear about your trouble. The Statute of Limitations on a Personal Injury case is three years. You definitely need to consult with a Personal Injury attorney to find out your options. It should be a free consultation.
I am so sorry to hear about your trouble. The Statute of Limitations on a Personal Injury case is three years. You definitely need to consult with... Read More
This is a very difficult question to answer. The answer is dependent upon what your daughter's treating physician finds to be wrong with her as well as what he believes her future treatment will be. I suggest that you discuss these issues with an attorney as soon as possible.
This is a very difficult question to answer. The answer is dependent upon what your daughter's treating physician finds to be wrong with her as well... Read More
I am so sorry to hear about your accident! First off, were you working or just test-driving a new car? If you were working, this would be a workers' compensation consideration and you should contact a Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney. Otherwise, it's all going to depend on medical bills and your ability to work. Your best bet is to contact a Personal Injury Attorney as soon as possible to find out your options.... Read More
I am so sorry to hear about your accident! First off, were you working or just test-driving a new car? If you were working, this would be a... Read More
How frustrating for you and your wife! In our office, the difficulty in getting benefits and help at home is usually due to the medical opinions in the case (or lack of supporting medical opinions). Have the doctors stated that your wife is unable to work? Have the doctors recommended home care to assist her? If so, then the attorney should be able to make a demand for lost wages and get some assistance for her. If such benefits were not awarded two years ago, I assume the doctors gave an opinion that she could work or some time limit ran on those benefits. Getting the MRI approved may require another motion. I recommend that you and your wife schedule an appointment at her attorney's office. Ask first to read her medical records and judge's decision and then to meet with the attorney to discuss your next plan of action. Good luck!... Read More
How frustrating for you and your wife! In our office, the difficulty in getting benefits and help at home is usually due to the medical opinions in... Read More
I am so sorry to hear about your accident. You absolutely should consult with a Personal Injury Attorney to find out your options. You should be eligible for a rental car while yours is being fixed and an attorney would help with that.
I am so sorry to hear about your accident. You absolutely should consult with a Personal Injury Attorney to find out your options. You should be... Read More
Hi and I am so sorry to hear about the accident! It all depends on the coverage of the at fault party. What an insurance company pays is based on coverage amounts. They include medicals as well as pain and suffering and lost wages. If you have not done so already, I strongly urge you to contact a Personal Injury Attorney to find out the best options.... Read More
Hi and I am so sorry to hear about the accident! It all depends on the coverage of the at fault party. What an insurance company pays is based on... Read More
You have asked this question before. although granted this time the wording is a bit better than last time (see below), the answer isn't going to change. My husband and I let a friend borrow our car a couple months ago he filled the tire down the ladder on top of the van resulting in the latter falling off and hitting another car he then ran from the scene and left the van in the parking lot nearby he later called us and told us that he left the van in a parking lot but did not tell us that he the ladder fall off and hit another car we didn't get a letter in the mail letter stating that Ivan and I is at fault for the latter hitting another car we are now being sued shouldn't our friend be the one at fault what should we do about this I really can't tell exactly what's going on because you don't use the proper words consistently - for example is it a car or a van - there is a difference also what the heck does "filled the tire down the ladder on top" even mean? Anywho, as best I can sort out, you are in this mess (assuming the story is true) because you have a ton of wrong ideas about life in general. First, this guy ain't your 'friend' he's a jerk. He looked out for himself and screwed you - that is not a friend. Second, never loan things or money to anyone outside of immediate family. Third, what does you not receiving a letter have to do with anything? After a vehicle owned by you was involved in an accident did you really thing you'd merely get a letter and that if you didn't you'd be off the hook? And if you did think that why would you have thought that if your 'friend' never told you about the accident?... Read More
You have asked this question before. although granted this time the wording is a bit better than last time (see below), the answer isn't going to... Read More
The short answer is your exclusive remedy is likely under workers compensation. You cannot sue your employer for ordinary negligence. 
The short answer is your exclusive remedy is likely under workers compensation. You cannot sue your employer for ordinary negligence. 
Assuming that you could establish liability, your damages are limited the cash value of the dog.
Assuming that you could establish liability, your damages are limited the cash value of the dog.
If you were injured as a result of an intentional assault, you have a civil claim against person responsible. A landowner is generally not  responsible or intentional torts committed on the property by mere virtue of the assault having occurred there. There are exceptions however which can include negligence in hiring or providing security etc. Without knowing the specifics of what occurred I cannot advise whether your case would fall into any of these exceptions. Be aware that generally speaking intentional torts are not covered by liability insuurance. ... Read More
If you were injured as a result of an intentional assault, you have a civil claim against person responsible. A landowner is generally not... Read More
Whether or not medical malpractice occurred during the delivery can only be determined by carefully reviewing the medical records including the fetal heart monitor strip. From your description it sounds like the baby suffered from asphyxia during the delivery. Again, the length of time and duration of and extent of fetal distress can be determined from the birth records. Whether you decide to contact me or another attorney, be sure that the attorney retained as the necessary experience to handle this type of claim. Medical malpractice claims are complex, time-consuming and expensive. The statute limitations on a wrongful death claim is two years. The sooner the better when investigating these type of claims.  ... Read More
Whether or not medical malpractice occurred during the delivery can only be determined by carefully reviewing the medical records including the fetal... Read More

wife slipped fell in crackerbarrel

Answered 3 years ago by attorney John C. Hensley, Jr.   |   1 Answer   |  Legal Topics: Personal Injury
I am sorry to hear this happened to your wife. What were her injuries? Whether or not the store is liable to your wife would depend on the specific facts of what caused her to fall. Stores are generally liable for dangerous conditions that they created or that they should have discovered and repaired.... Read More
I am sorry to hear this happened to your wife. What were her injuries? Whether or not the store is liable to your wife would depend on the... Read More
As I understand from your question, foreign material was left in your abdomen following your 1997 surgery. This was discovered in 2012. Based on these facts, I am afraid your statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit has expired. Generally in cases like this, the lawsuit must be filed within 1 year of discovery of the foreign body, but no more than 10 years after the surgery. I am sorry I cannot be of more assistance.... Read More
As I understand from your question, foreign material was left in your abdomen following your 1997 surgery. This was discovered in 2012. Based on... Read More

How can I get maximum payout from insurance company?

Answered 3 years and 3 months ago by attorney Ms. Martha L. Ramsay   |   1 Answer   |  Legal Topics: Personal Injury
I am so sorry to hear about the accident and hope that she is okay. You need to consult with a Personal Injury attorney as soon as possible. Please make sure that your wife does not give any recorded statements.
I am so sorry to hear about the accident and hope that she is okay. You need to consult with a Personal Injury attorney as soon as possible. Please... Read More