Charlotte Personal Injury AttorneysNorth Carolina's Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law Firm Since 1979 Helping People in North Carolina
If you were involved in an accident with injuries, you are facing many challenges right now ... pain, medical bills, lost wages and the anxiety of wondering where the money will come from to get you back on your feet.
You don't have to face these problems alone. When you work with Price, Hargett, Petho and Anderson, you have a team of Charlotte personal injury lawyers who are experienced problem-solvers ready to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
At Price, Hargett, Petho & Anderson, we provide representation to victims in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, as well as workers' compensation claims. Whether you were hurt because of an overly fatigued truck driver, or you were struck by a texting motorist, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the harm that you have endured.
Since 1979, our practice has been devoted exclusively to the representation of injured individuals and their families. Since that time we have assisted tens of thousands of clients injured in a wide variety of personal injury actions including motor vehicle collisions, workers’ compensation claims and wrongful death claims. We strive to be “the best rather than the biggest” injury law firm in North Carolina. To that end, we prepare cases carefully and pay close attention to details. As a result, we have developed a strong record of million and multimillion dollar verdicts, and our experience in catastrophic injury cases has made a real difference in the lives of our clients and their loved ones.Car Accidents
Most car accidents result from the negligence of a driver and possibly other parties. To establish another driver's negligence, you will need to prove that it is more likely than not that the driver owed you a duty of care, they breached this duty, the breach caused your injuries, and you suffered actual damages. If you prevail, you may be able to receive damages for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life, and other economic and non-economic damages. In many instances, however, an at-fault driver tries to shift the responsibility back to the plaintiff, claiming that they were at fault for their own injuries. North Carolina follows the doctrine of contributory negligence, which prohibits recovery by a plaintiff who was even the slightest bit at fault for an accident. For this reason and others, it is important to consult a Charlotte personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after a crash so that your side of the story can be heard.Truck Accidents
A truck driver's careless actions may have devastating consequences for a victim. In some cases, a driver's violation of an FMCSA regulation or another safety law causes injuries to people in a smaller vehicle. When this happens, it may be possible to recover damages under a theory of negligence per se, which applies when there has been a violation of a safety rule that caused the types of injuries that the rule was designed to prevent. Sometimes a trucking company is also responsible for a truck accident because it failed to conduct the appropriate background checks or properly supervise a driver. Truck drivers often require special training from employers so that they can safely operate a heavy commercial truck. When a trucking company puts an unfit driver on the road, you may be able to hold it accountable under a theory of negligent hiring, negligent supervision, or negligent training.Motorcycle Accidents
Often, drivers of larger vehicles do not see motorcyclists on the road. As a motorcyclist, if you are injured by a larger vehicle, your injuries may be severe. Unlike with people inside a passenger vehicle, there are no barriers or structures between the force of the collision and you. Motorcyclists frequently suffer catastrophic injuries. If a motorcycle accident was the fault of another driver, and you establish the other driver's negligence, you may be able to recover the full scope of the damages that you sustained.Wrongful Death
In North Carolina, a wrongful death claim may be brought if the death of a loved one is caused by the fault, neglect, or wrongful act of someone else, such that if the victim lived, they would have been able to sue for their injuries. Damages that may be recovered in a wrongful death case often include hospital and medical care, pain and suffering, reasonable funeral expenses, the victim’s net income, services that the victim provided, loss of society and companionship, and punitive damages.Workers' Compensation
There are many different types of workplace accidents and illnesses. If you are working in North Carolina for an employer with more than three employees and suffer a job-related injury, you may bring a workers' compensation claim. Workers' compensation provides benefits for work-related illnesses and injuries, ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to traumatic brain injuries. For example, if you cannot work at all due to a serious injury, you will be entitled to two-thirds of your pre-injury weekly salary through the workers' compensation system.Medical Malpractice
Careless or incompetent actions by a health care provider may cause serious harm to a patient and their loved ones. For example, a birth injury often leads to a lifelong disability for a child and substantial emotional and financial burdens for their parents. We understand the devastating impact of an incident of medical malpractice and are here to help you try to hold a doctor or another medical professional liable. This generally involves retaining experts who can explain the applicable standard of care in the defendant’s specialty and discuss what the defendant did that fell short of the standard.Seek Assistance From a Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer in Charlotte
It may be challenging to deal with the consequences of a major accident. The Charlotte personal injury attorneys at Price, Hargett, Petho & Anderson are committed to representing North Carolina residents who have been injured or lost loved ones due to the negligence or misconduct of others. For your convenience,, we also have offices located in Rutherfordton, North Carolina and Rockingham, North Carolina. Contact us online or call us at (704) 372-2160 for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer or a workers’ compensation attorney. We have the knowledge and experience needed to assert your rights.