Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyer
Whitley Law Firm is a team of attorneys who strongly believe that those who are injured by the negligence of others should be treated with fairness and understanding, in accordance with North Carolina personal injury laws.
In recent years, Charlotte has been a growing trucking and freight transportation hub for the East Coast. While this is excellent for commerce, it has the harmful side effect of increased accidents cases. Automobile, motorcycle, pedestrian, boat, bicycle, and trucking accidents can leave their victims with a wide range of types of injuries, many of them very serious in nature. A birth injury caused by medical malpractice, construction accidents, dog bites, dangerous and defective products, premises liability incidents like slips and falls, pharmacy malpractice, and other acts of negligence leave innocent families devastated. Workplace injuries can leave individuals without employment.
When grave injuries are the result of another’s negligence, carelessness or willful disregard, the victims and their families deserve committed and knowledgeable legal representation. At our firm, our Charlotte personal injury lawyers focused our practice on severe injuries, from those affecting the brain and spinal cord on up to the wrongful death of a loved one.
Our Team’s Awards & Accolades
Several of the attorneys on our team are rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer review rating service. This is the best ranking that a personal injury attorney can achieve and it is based on evaluation by other lawyers plus additional individuals in the judicial community. It is only given to those who have consistently demonstrated the highest levels of professional ethics and results for clients. Attorneys from our firm are also recognized for being among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in our state, the Top 40 attorneys under 40 years of age and for lifetime membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Less than 1% of attorneys in the US are members of this forum.
In order to be selected, a lawyer must have produced for his or her clients a trial verdict or settlement in the amount of 2 million dollars or more. These awards and recognitions really, however, add up to only one significant fact. When you retain a proven Charlotte personal injury lawyer from our firm, you will be represented by both an attorney and a team that has an established record of success.
Personal Injury Claims and Compensation
When an injury brought about by negligence takes place, several legal forces can go into action. Insurance companies have teams of adjusters and attorneys who are trained and highly skilled at devaluing your claim for compensation, denying it or contesting your right to recover compensation in court. In some cases, a quick settlement offer is made to an injured person by an insurance company. This activity is engaged upon with the intention of convincing an individual who is not represented by an attorney to agree to an amount which is much less than they could have recovered with legal representation. In some cases, questions are asked in order to solicit an answer that will later be used to reduce the value of a claim.
If an initial settlement offer is signed, you will forfeit your only opportunity to obtain the full compensation. Unfortunately, ongoing medical costs and care, the lost ability to earn a wage and other costs could last for years, or even a lifetime. The damages that are personal – lost abilities, lost opportunities, and a life that was changed forever by the accident or other incident – can be immeasurable. We don’t want to see this happen to you or your family. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing you with the formidable resources of our firm so that compensation and damages can be in alignment with your injuries and their consequences to your life.
Injury claims routinely have certain key elements in common. Investigating, documenting and proving the cause of your accident and who was responsible and proving negligence is part of the process. How the act contributed or led to your injuries and their extent and severity need to be demonstrated. These actions can involve analysis and use of police reports, statements from those who may have seen your accident, physical evidence from the scene plus use of expert witnesses to demonstrate the points that must be proven. When these actions are undertaken by a professional law firm, it can result in settlement offers that truly reflect what you have gone through.
Each of our lawyers is paid through contingency fee contracts. We require no money upfront and you do not have to pay a retainer in order to take advantage of our experienced legal services. We do not charge a fee unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Throughout our decades of assistance to those in need, we have helped thousands of people with their legal situations. To learn more about us and to discuss possible legal actions on your behalf, contact an attorney from our firm today.