We represent people who have been injured by someone else's negligence. Edelstein & Payne's North Carolina Personal Injury lawyers know how to maximize our client's damages through diligent investigation and attention to the crucial details that are so important to a successful outcome. We have a successful record of working with medical professionals and other experts to prove injury causation and damages, and a well-earned reputation for putting our clients first.
Injuries are common, and are not always the fault of someone else. North Carolina is what is known as a "contributory negligence" state, meaning that if the victim of an accident is even 1% at fault, they may receive no compensation for their injuries. Thankfully, North Carolina also recognizes the "last clear chance" as a rebuttal to an allegation that a victim contributed to his or her own injury, meaning that the non-suing party can be held liable if they failed to take advantage of the last clear chance to avoid the wreck.
Personal injury claims are complicated, which is why it is important to find legal counsel early in the process. A competent North Carolina personal injury attorney will be able to analyze the situation for evidentiary and other issues that might need immediate attention, and will handle communications with insurance companies so that an injured person can be assured they are not being taken advantage of in a cruel addition of insult to injury.
Our attorneys understand that the people who come to us with personal injury claims are often facing numerous life challenges. Serious injuries cannot be planned for and upend lives. Knowing your rights and whether you even have a valid legal claim can be confusing. Whether you have been in a motor vehicle collision, a bike accident, slipped and fell as a result of someone else's negligence, injured by a malfunctioning amusement park ride, or were the victim of an "intentional" tort such as assault or sexual abuse, our attorneys can help you make sense of your situation and potentially assist you on the road back to normalcy.
Our attorneys and staff have a thorough understanding of personal injury law and related legal issues such as insurance liability and lien laws that might affect how much of an injured person's settlement they actually receive. We take a long view on injury cases, with an eye toward developing the facts of the case until our client's medical recovery has been maximized or we have a realistic certainty of the prognosis. This approach differs from some high profile law firms that seek to maximize profits through speedy settlement with less work, enabling them to maintain impressive marketing budgets.
The attorneys at Edelstein & Payne take a hands-on approach to every case we accept, with an eye toward helping our clients maximize the payout AND the medical recovery. We offer free consultations in personal injury cases.