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North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers: Trust Edwards Beightol With Your Claim

How To Find The Right Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Claim?

Unfortunately, people can be seriously injured by the actions of other people or even businesses.

People generally have a duty to be safe to one another. Big businesses — such as trucking companies, construction companies, shipping companies, pharmaceutical companies, food or farming companies, and hospitals — also generally have a duty to be safe. When people or businesses fail to act safely, it can have serious consequences. If you or a family member has suffered an injury that is someone else’s fault, you may have a claim for personal injury. 

We have decades of experience representing people who have been injured by the actions and inactions of others in North Carolina and around the country. We fight daily for our clients to recover everything the law allows. If you believe that you have a personal injury claim, we may be able to help you.

"We truly care about our clients and their families" - Cate Edwards, Esq.

What damages can you claim in an injury lawsuit?

It depends on the state what damages you may claim.

When you or a family member has been injured or killed by the unsafe acts of a company or person, you may have a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While the law cannot undo the injury or bring back your loved one, it may provide compensation for you or your family. While it depends on the state, in general, you or your family may have claims for the following under the law.


If you or your loved one has suffered physical or emotional injuries because of the unsafe actions of a business or person, the law may permit you to recover past and future medical expenses and lost wages as well as amounts for physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of a body part or use of a body part, permanency, scars and disfigurement. If you or your loved one was married at your time of injury, your or their spouse might be able to recover losses, including their lost services, society, affection, companionship and sexual relations. 


If your family member was killed by the unsafe actions or inactions of a company or person, the law might permit recovery for medical expenses, funeral expenses, physical and emotional pain and suffering and the loss of the value of the life. Depending on the state, the value of the life may be measured from the perspective of the person who died or the family that lost the person who died. Lost future wages and support may also be recoverable.

What are the critical components of a successful injury claim in North Carolina?

In order to make a successful claim for personal injury, you must prove three things: (1) negligence, (2) injury and (3) that the negligence caused the injury. In other words, someone or some business must have done something wrong and that something wrong must have caused the injury.

When should I contact a lawyer after an accident?

It is important that you contact an attorney immediately if you believe you may have a personal injury claim. There are deadlines within which claims must be filed or the right to file them is lost forever. Evidence can also disappear if you do not have an attorney to help you preserve it. For these reasons, contact an attorney today to review your claim. Waiting even one day can be the difference between having a claim that you can pursue and being barred from pursuing that very same claim. 

What is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer is an attorney who represents clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Personal injury lawyers are often called “tort” attorneys because we represent clients who have suffered injuries due to someone else’s actions or omissions that were negligent, careless, reckless, or intentional. 

The term “personal injury” refers to harm caused by another person’s wrongful conduct. Examples include injuries caused by automobile accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, defective products, dangerous drugs, unsafe workplaces, and other types of physical damage or emotional distress. Personal injuries can also arise from medical malpractice. If you find yourself in a situation where you are suffering from a medical problem that resulted from someone else’s carelessness, you could qualify to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

As experienced personal injury lawyers, we handle many different kinds of cases. Our North Carolina attorneys handle everything from auto accident claims to workplace safety issues. One thing all our cases have in common is that they involve people being injured physically or mentally due to someone else’s negligence. There are several different types of personal injury lawsuits. These include but are not limited to:

  1. Animal Bite Injuries - When animals attack, injure or even kill you, it can happen anywhere. This commonly includes dog bites, however, we have seen other bite cases including cat bites, snake bites, spider bites, etc. If you suffer serious physical harm as a result of one of these attacks, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the owner of the animal. 
  2. Auto Accidents – Car crashes, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, drunk driving accidents, etc. are all examples of car accidents. If you suffer serious injuries because of someone else’s negligent behavior, such as speeding, texting while driving, drinking and driving, or running a red light, you could file a personal injury lawsuit for your injuries
  3. Aviation Accidents – Airplane crashes, helicopter crashes, commercial flights, recreational flying, air taxi, charter flights, etc. are all types of aviation accidents. If you suffer severe injuries because of another person’s negligence, such as pilot error, mechanical failure, weather conditions, etc., you could file a personal injury damages suit.
  4. Bicycle Accidents – Bike rides, bike racing, mountain biking, BMX riding, rollerblading, skateboarding, scooter riding, etc. are all activities we classify under bicycle accidents. If you sustain serious injuries because of another person's negligence, such as failing to yield the right of way, hitting you from behind, etc., you could sue that person.
  5. Workplace Safety Issues – Workplaces like construction sites, factories, warehouses, mines, farms, etc. are often dangerous places to work. Workers face risks every day, including working around heavy machinery, falling off ladders, getting caught up in conveyors, etc. You could file a worker's compensation claim if you sustain an injury at work. You also may be eligible for a third-party personal injury claim.
  6. Negligence suits – Negligence suits are brought against someone who has committed a tortious act that was the legal cause of your injury. For example, a doctor who negligently prescribed medication that caused your injury may be held liable.
  7. Product liability suits – Product liability suits are brought against manufacturers or sellers of defective or dangerous products. For example, a car manufacturer installs old airbags that fail to deploy in its vehicles. In that case, a person injured in a car accident may sue the car manufacturer for negligence.
  8. Wrongful Death Claim – Wrongful death claims arise when someone dies due to the wrongful act of another person or entity. If a person dies due to the negligent actions of another person or business, then the victim’s family may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent parties. If the negligent parties had the opportunity to prevent the death but failed to do so, then the negligent parties could be held liable for the wrongful death claim. If the negligent parties had no way to prevent the death, then they may not be liable for the wrongful death claim. 

The plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s negligent conduct or product defect was the legal cause of the injury. 

Personal and Professional Skills

Personal injury attorneys combine many skills into one package. Here are some of the characteristics you'll want to look for in a personal injury attorney.

  1. Oral Advocacy

A good personal injury attorney can speak well in front of a jury. A good attorney can explain the legal process and show why the defendant did something wrong, even though there may not have been much he could do about it.

  1. Negotiation

Your attorney needs to be able to negotiate with insurance companies and other parties involved in the case. An experienced attorney knows how to work with others to reach compromises that benefit both parties.

  1. Client Relationships

An effective personal injury attorney is skilled at developing relationships with clients. In addition to being knowledgeable about the law, they need to be personable enough to build trust with people who have suffered serious injuries. Many of these clients will be dealing with pain and suffering, loss of income, medical bills, and other challenges. Having a compassionate personality can help ease their burden.

Facts About Personal Injury Lawyers

  1. A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who provides legal representation to those who have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity.
  2. Personal injury lawyers primarily practice in the area of law known as tort law.
  3. Tort law is the body of law that allows individuals to seek compensation for injuries or damages caused by the wrongful acts of others.
  4. A personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for your injuries or damages.
  5. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
  6. Personal injury lawyers typically work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you win your case.
  7. If you have been injured in an accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case.

Call Our Attorneys At Edwards Beightol

If you have been injured in an accident, contact our personal injury lawyers. At Edwards Beightol, we can help you obtain compensation for your pain, suffering and medical bills. We are dedicated to helping accident victims receive justice and fair compensation for their injuries. We are proud to say that we have won millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We know what it takes to win these cases and will work tirelessly to ensure you get the maximum compensation possible. No matter how small or big your claim is, we will work hard to ensure you get the best possible outcome.


What are the risks involved in pursuing a personal injury case?

One of the biggest risks is that you may not win your case. If you do not win your case, you will not receive any compensation for your injuries. However, you will not be out of pocket from taking legal action if your case was undertaken for a contingency fee. In that case, the attorneys who front case expenses will bear the majority of the risk on your claim, as they will not get paid and they will not get their expenses back unless they recover compensation for you.

What are the most important things I need to know about personal injury law?

There are a few things that you should keep in mind when it comes to personal injury law in North Carolina. First and foremost, it is important to understand that this area of law can be quite complex. There are a variety of different rules and regulations that come into play, and it can be difficult to navigate the legal system without the help of an experienced attorney.

How do personal injury lawyers help their clients?

Personal injury lawyers help their clients by providing them with legal representation for their claim. At our firm, we ensure our clients understand the process, and we take the time to answer all their questions. We handle all negotiations with insurance companies, investigation of the incident, litigation in court and complete processing of the claim.

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