If you have been injured by someone else’s carelessness, negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation under the personal injury laws of North Carolina. Your personal injury claim should be pursued by experienced, qualified personal injury lawyers who will seek to recover the highest level of compensation possible for your injuries.
At Strickland, Agner & Associates, we have the skill and successful track record to represent your interests and fight for your rightful compensation against the insurance companies and the parties responsible for your injuries.
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One of the most common personal injury claims arise from motor vehicle accidents. There are millions of car accidents in the United States every year, and a large percentage of them result in personal injury claims filed with insurance companies and in court. In some cases, victims may need to collect from their own insurance companies through their uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage.
The malpractice of a doctor, nurse, hospital or other health care provider is another very common form of personal injury case. Medical malpractice claims include the failure to diagnose, medication errors, faulty medical devices, neglect, unclean environments leading to serious infections or illnesses, surgical errors and misdiagnosis, to name just a few. If you are a victim of some form of medical malpractice, we can help you seek to hold the medical provider accountable for your injuries and losses.
Although workers’ compensation may pay for medical expenses and part of a victim’s lost wages, it does not compensate victims for pain and suffering or other damages resulting from an injury sustained at work. In these instances, a third-party lawsuit may be brought against those responsible for your injuries.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are extremely common, and can result from wet floors, icy sidewalks, stairways in disrepair, slippery parking lots, cracked or buckled pavement, and a variety of other dangerous conditions. Typically the liability for a slip and fall case will fall upon the property owner, landlord or property management company of the premises where the fall occurred. Other parties may also be liable, for example, an escalator company or elevator maintenance company that failed to perform their duties correctly and caused an unsafe condition resulting in a slip and fall.
In addition to slip and fall cases, premises owners or managers can be held liable for other types of injuries that are sustained. Failure to maintain and keep a property safe for its tenants or visitors, leading to an injury can result in a personal injury action. Examples include not repairing unsafe conditions such as rotting floors, ceilings or walls, not mitigating damage from asbestos-laden building materials, unsecure windows and entrances leading to criminal trespassing, or the failure to provide proper training or supervision for security personnel.
Assault and Battery
When a criminal act such as assault or battery results in the personal injury of another, the victim may also pursue a civil claim for damages. Even though a criminal case may be filed against the defendant, a civil case is the only way to pursue compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages or future earnings, and other forms of damages recoverable under the law.
Dog Bites and Other Dangerous Animal Attacks
Owners of dogs and other dangerous animals have a responsibility and legal obligations to keep their animals under control. When a pet owner fails to meet that duty, and someone else is injured due to an attack or a bite, a civil action can arise to recover compensation for injuries. While many dog bite cases also are intertwined with premises liability, it is important to understand that when and how the bite occurred plays a large role in determining the outcome of a personal injury claim. Other exotic pets that escape captivity of the owner and cause injury to others also give rise to liability for the pet owner to pay for a victim’s losses and injuries.
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Strickland, Agner & Associates provides free consultations to personal injury victims in Goldsboro and surrounding areas. Let us give you peace of mind and the compassionate, professional legal advice that you need.
If you or someone you love has been injured by the negligence or intentional act of another party, please contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. We do not charge a fee unless we recover money for you, and we are committed to helping you pursue justice and your rightful compensation.
Have you been injured because of someone else’s reckless behavior? Were you involved in an automobile collision? Were you hurt on someone’s property? If you were injured in any way, talk to us! We will explore whether you may be entitled to compensation. We do not charge for the initial consultation and it does not hurt to find out what your rights are from an experienced personal injury attorney.