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A personal injury case is one in which – as the name suggests – the claimant or plaintiff (injured victim) has endured some sort of physical or financial harm and filed a claim to receive adequate compensation. To receive compensation, plaintiffs must prove that the at-fault party’s negligence caused the accident and resulting injury. To learn more about the process, please contact a North Carolina personal injury lawyer today.

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Claimants prove negligence by establishing four elements. The first element, known as “duty,” establishes that the defendant owed the claimant a duty of care at the time of the incident. In the context of an automobile accident, for example, all drivers are under a general duty to operate their vehicles safely and within the confines of state driving laws.

Secondly, the claimant must prove that the defendant breached the duty of care in some way. In other words, the defendant was negligent. Examples of negligence could include:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Failure to clean a spill in the grocery store
  • A physician amputating the wrong leg
  • Driving a truck while fatigued
  • Failing to warn shoppers of a dangerous condition in the parking lot
  • Designing or selling a defective product

Third, the claimant must link the negligence to the claimant’s resulting injury – an element known as “causation.” Depending on the case, causation may be obvious from the facts at hand. Other times, third-party intervention may make proving causation somewhat problematic.

Lastly, the claimant must be able to prove damages caused by the defendant, including physical injury, property damage, and/or financial harm.

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To begin a personal injury case, the injured party will file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer (e.g., auto insurance for a car accident, homeowner’s/business insurance for a slip and fall, medical malpractice liability insurance).

Once the victim has filed a claim, the insurer will investigate. It is likely that during the investigation, an adjuster from the insurance company will call you for a recorded statement about the accident. Do not consent to give a recorded statement before speaking with a North Carolina injury lawyer as the insurer will use anything you say against you.

If the investigation finds you even one percent responsible for your injuries, you will not be able to recover compensation. That’s why it is so important to work with a North Carolina injury attorney to gather the right evidence and present a case that clearly proves fault.

If the insurer finds that its insured is 100 percent at fault for the accident, it will offer you a settlement. These settlements are notoriously low, but we can negotiate for a higher settlement. If the insurer denies your claim or refuses to offer a fair settlement, a North Carolina personal injury lawyer can file a lawsuit and take your case to a District or Superior Court.

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North Carolina Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injury cases can be complex and stressful – especially for a plaintiff recovering from catastrophic injuries. To help lessen the emotional impact of an unexpected catastrophic injury, contact a Primerus North Carolina personal injury attorney to determine if you have a claim.

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