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While suffering a serious injury that you caused yourself may be a painful ordeal, it may add “insult to injury” another entity’s negligence – or even intentional – causes you harm. The other entity could be another person or it may also be the result of some type of defect in a product.

A Cary personal injury lawyer could fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact a well-practiced attorney to assist you in your personal injury case.

Typical Types of Personal Injuries

When most people think of “personal injury,” car, truck, motorcycle, slip and fall, and similar accidents come to mind, all of which may cause severe injuries, permanent disabilities or even fatalities. Other types of personal injuries may not be as well-known but could include defective products and assault. In a worst-case scenario, a personal injury attorney in Cary could end in the death of the injured individual.

Contributory Negligence Law in Cary

North Carolina is a fault state with a contributory negligence law, under statute § 1B-1. This means that a person suffering a personal injury cannot have been responsible for even one percent of their injuries.

If they are considered responsible for even the smallest fraction of an injury, they may not be able to pursue a claim. That is one reason why an injured party is not advised an insurance adjuster any more information than acknowledging the date of the incident.

Giving any information that the insurance adjuster could use against the injured person in terms of liability could invalidate the claim.

Personal Injury Damages

Compensation for a personal injury in Cary is known as damages. Such compensation may include:

  • Medical expenses – current and future
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

In cases where the responsible party may have acted in an extremely negligent manner, or deliberately caused injury, punitive damages are a possibility. These damages are meant to punish the perpetrator.

How a Personal Injury Attorney Could Help

A skilled Car personal injury lawyer could investigate every aspect of a case to determine who is at fault. It might be possible that a driver who caused a serious accident is not the party responsible. The car they were driving may have had an inherent defect that caused brakes to fail.

All responsible parties could be held liable for the serious injuries they cause. It may be imperative that an injured person does not settle with an insurance company before consulting an attorney. Insurance companies want to settle for as little as possible.

They could know the amount of money necessary for each injured person to obtain the medical care, rehabilitation and other services they need based on the severity of their injuries and prognosis.

Contact a Cary Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury due to another party’s negligence or reckless behavior, you may need the services of a Cary personal injury lawyer.

For a free, initial consultation, call today or contact the firm online. Let an accomplished attorney evaluate your case and explain the entire process.