Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Charlotte, NC
Decades Spent Fighting for Compensation for Our Clients
Personal injuries may not be as rare as they seem, and when they occur, it is important that the appropriate parties be held responsible. In 2015 alone, injury-related deaths numbered in the hundreds of thousands, yet many victims of personal injury, car accidents and medical malpractice are left to fend for themselves when it comes to paying for the ensuing medical costs and lifestyle changes. In Charlotte, hundreds have entrusted their personal injury legal care to Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C.
If you believe you are entitled to compensation, do not settle for discount lawyers where experience is needed. Businesses, insurance companies, and individuals will often stop at nothing to defer responsibility and avoid paying fines.
At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we believe in helping our clients find their way through the difficulties of obtaining restitution by offering experienced legal understanding and an aggressive approach. With hundreds of cases tried in front of a jury, we know what it takes to strategically obtain the best possible outcome.
We have helped hundreds of clients obtain compensation in cases of:
- Motor vehicle accidents
Vehicle accidents occur at alarming rates throughout the state of North Carolina. Unfortunately, these incidents can occur between multiple vehicles as well as incidents involving vehicles versus pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
- Truck accidents
Accidents involving large commercial trucks can be devastating for those inside traditional passenger vehicles. Often, these incidents are caused by the careless or negligent actions of truck drivers or trucking companies. Our team strives to secure full compensation for our clients, and we are not afraid to stand up to well-funded trucking companies in the process.
- Premises liability incidents
Property owners must ensure that their premises are safe for visitors and guests. Not only does this include eliminating slip and fall accident hazards, but this also includes every other part of the premises where people could pass through. Some of the most common causes of premises liability accidents include accidental poisonings, defective displays, faulty stairs, elevators, or escalators, and more.
- Defective products
Product manufacturers, companies, distributors, and third-party sellers have the duty to ensure that any product sold to consumers is safe. Unfortunately, there are times when defective products make it to the market. This can include products with defective designs, products damaged during the manufacturing process, and products that have misleading or inaccurate labels.
- Surgical Errors
Surgical errors are procedural errors that cause injury or death before the surgery has even taken place. While there are many types of errors that can occur all have devastating impacts. If you have been a victim of a surgical error you have the right to recover compensation. Learn more about how we can help you today!
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can have catastrophic, often permanent repercussions. Our firm understands the devastating impact these types of injuries can have on you and your family and are dedicated to working hard to recover the compensation you deserve. Learn more about injury law and how our team can help you by reading our spinal cord injury page.
- Brain Injuries
The full impact of sustaining a brain injury often doesn’t happen at the moment of impact but gradually over time. Our firm is experienced in handling these types of cases and understands the toll traumatic brain injuries can take on you and your family. We are committed to fighting for your best interest! Learn more about how we can help you today.
- Burn Injuries
Whether your burn injury is a chemical burn, an electrical burn, or a burn caused by fire or scalding, our firm is prepared to fight for you. Let our team of qualified attorneys fight for the compensation you deserve while you focus on what is most important, recovering from your injuries. Learn more about what we can do for you today.
- Wrongful Death
Anytime somebody loses their life due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another person or entity, the family member or personal representative of the deceased may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in order to recover compensation. These cases can become immensely complicated, but family members deserve to have some sort of compensation and closure for their losses. Wrongful death claims arise in various ways, including vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, defective product incidents, and more.
- Dog Bites and Other Animal Attacks
Dogs and other pets can cause severe injuries in the event they bite or attack somebody. Dog and pet owners have a responsibility to ensure that other individuals around these pets are safe, but there are times when pet owners fail to take proper safety precautions. North Carolina has various laws regarding dog bite injuries, and victims are often able to recover significant compensation from insurance carriers or at-fault parties in these cases.
- Slip and Fall Injuries
Property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for their guests. This includes a duty to ensure that any slip and fall hazard is identified and remedied as quickly as possible. Charlotte slip and fall incidents regularly result in victims sustaining severe injuries, including broken and dislocated bones, severe sprains and strains, concussions, and more. Slip and fall injury victims are often able to recover various types of compensation from property owners and insurance carriers.
How long do Charlotte injury victims have to file a claim?
Each state is responsible for setting time limits for how long victims have to file lawsuits against the alleged negligent party in their case to recover compensation. The North Carolina personal injury statute of limitations is three years from the day the injury occurs. If an injury victim fails to file a lawsuit within this three-year timeframe, they will likely lose the ability to recover any compensation for their losses.
This statutory time limit does not include any deadlines put in place by insurance carriers involved in the case. Typically, insurance carriers require that injuries be reported very soon after the incident occurs, or victims may face delays or claim denials.
Types of compensation available in these cases
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, you may be entitled to various types of compensation. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our attorneys are regularly able to help clients recover the following:
- Complete coverage of our clients’ medical bills
- Coverage for any lost income a client incurs
- Property damage expenses
- General household out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of quality of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party
The total amount of compensation available to a North Carolina personal injury victim will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular situation. Our attorneys work diligently with economic, medical, and financial experts to properly calculate the total expected losses for each client.
Why Experience Matters
We’ve been in business for nearly 40 years, operating under our philosophy of providing the highest quality representation rather than focusing on business growth. Each member of the team at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. possesses over 25 years of individual experience and has been an integral part of offering the service quality Charlotte residents have come to trust—just ask the generations of family members that have continued using our services.