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Being injured because someone else was careless or negligent may leave you in a difficult position. You may face painful injuries, significant medical bills, and lost income from time missed at work while you recover. Serious injuries can take a toll on you and your family physically, emotionally, and financially. Still, you do not have to face this challenging situation alone, nor should you have to pay for someone else’s wrongdoing.

Our Kinston personal injury lawyers want to help ensure your journey to physical and financial recovery is as stress-free as possible. We tend to your situation with wholehearted care and compassion while managing every aspect of your case.

Starting your claim with us is easy—and it won’t cost a thing to see if we can help. Call Whitley Law Firm for a comprehensive, free legal consultation at (919) 785-5000.

Compassionate, Effective Legal Support for Kinston Personal Injury Victims

Our legal team has helped people rebuild their lives for over five decades. We want to help you and your family, too.

With a sole focus on personal injury litigation, we understand how frustrating it is to be seriously injured—coping with physical and emotional pain, worrying about lost income, and paying unplanned medical bills. Unfortunately, however, claiming compensation is not always straightforward. Operating for profit, insurance companies prioritize their interests above what’s best for you—for example, limiting payouts to promote their bottom lines.

To us, you are not just the sum of your injuries. Instead, we prioritize your needs by getting to know you and your family, truly understanding what you are going through, your challenges, and how being injured affects your life. Our caring and compassionate approach means we focus on your comfort and well-being as you recover.

Your Health and Recovery Are as Important as Your Personal Injury Settlement

At Whitley Law Firm, our approach is a little different than other firms. Everything we do is centered on people, families, and the community, not case files or billable hours. This is the Whitley Advantage. For example, our legal consultation is free. If we believe you are in a good position without our help, we will say so. There is never any obligation; we want to set you on the best path for your recovery.

Our injury lawyers in Kinston will guide and support you through every stage of the legal process, which can involve:

  • Investigating the cause of the accident 
  • Identifying the liable parties
  • Gathering and organizing the evidence required to build a solid case
  • Carefully assessing your current and ongoing financial damages
  • Managing communications and administration with insurance companies
  • Leading negotiations for an appropriate level of compensation
  • Taking your case to trial, where required

You can make as many appointments with us as needed (at your home or our offices), and we’re always available to answer your questions. In addition, we check in with you regularly to ensure you get the support you need and make it easy to contact your lawyer via cell, appointment, or email.

Lastly, we provide our legal services on a contingency-fee basis, so there is nothing to pay until we recover compensation on your behalf.

Personal Injury Compensation: Don’t Settle for Anything Less Than You Deserve


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When making an injury claim, you should not worry about whether the at-fault party’s insurance company will offer the right level of compensation. Unfortunately, insurers attempt to reduce costs by delaying, undervaluing, or denying legitimate cases –– a common issue affecting many injured claimants in vulnerable circumstances.

The problem is knowing how to accurately assess your current and ongoing financial damages. However, using our years of experience, we can build a case that accounts for your:

  • Medical bills, treatment, and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income and compensation if your injuries prevent or limit your ability to work
  • Pain and suffering for the physical and psychological harm caused
  • Loss of enjoyment or quality of life
  • Lost or damaged property

Some costs, such as medical treatment and lost income, are easier to calculate. Others, such as loss of enjoyment of life and emotional distress, are more difficult to quantify due to their subjective and personal nature.

Your Lawyer in Kinston Takes the Time to Evaluate Your Losses

Without experience or knowledge, it can be challenging to assess your financial damages. However, once you understand your losses, you are in an excellent position to decide whether to accept a settlement or negotiate.

Because our personal injury attorneys take the time to build a genuine connection with you and your family, we understand every way the accident has impacted your life. For example, if your injuries limit your ability to work, we prepare a financial projection assessing compensation for your reduced earning capacity. The same applies to emotional distress. If you have PTSD after being injured, we calculate how this affects you now and in the future.

We Advocate for Wrongful Death Claimants in Kinston

Sadly, some accidents are fatal. If you have lost a family member in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent actions or wrongdoing, we are genuinely sorry for your loss and offer our deepest sympathies. We understand the irreparable damage and grief caused.

We hope you will allow us to stand with you at this most challenging time. We strive to ease your pain by tending to your situation with genuine care and compassion while leveraging our legal experience to bring those responsible to justice.

A wrongful death settlement can account for:

  • Pain and suffering from the emotional trauma and distress caused
  • Funeral and burial or cremation costs
  • Medical bills incurred before your loved one’s passing
  • Loss of income, companionship, guidance, and support

If you need us, we are here to support you. With the utmost respect for your privacy, our wrongful death attorneys are here to manage the legal process on your behalf. Let us be your shield from insurance investigations and other legal formalities. We will get you the answers you deserve on your terms so that you can take comfort with your family and our compassionate counsel.

We’re Proud of the Results We’ve Achieved for Personal Injury Claimants

Our firm wants to take this moment to showcase our commitment to client success. So, we’ve compiled a list of some of our most notable case results. We do this to instill confidence in our legal abilities and dedication to your legal rights.

Here are some of our stories:

  • Our client was a mail carrier in a rural area. While making her rounds, a tractor-trailer collided with her vehicle, resulting in disabling injuries. We secured $5.5 million for her losses.
  • Our client, who was also at work, fell during a demolition project. We recovered $4 million after we showed that his employer acted negligently.
  • We were honored to manage a family’s wrongful death case. They agreed to a $3 million settlement from the liable party.

Do these case results reflect how much you can recover? Not necessarily. We determine how much you can recover by weighing various aspects of your situation. One thing’s for certain: with us advocating for your family, you can have peace of mind knowing that we’re fighting for every dollar available.

When Should I Consider Hiring a Kinston Personal Injury Lawyer?

If your claim is complex (discussed below), you deserve a strong, experienced advocate to take on the many responsibilities of building a robust case. You may consider hiring a lawyer from our firm if:

Your Compensation Claim Involves Specialist Knowledge of the Law

There are many areas of personal injury law. For example, premises liability law applies in slip and fall accidents. In contrast, a workplace injury typically involves workers’ compensation legislation – different and specialized areas of the law.

We can help you to resolve cases involving:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Cyclist accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Injuries caused by defective products
  • Dog bite injuries

Regardless of who caused your injuries or where, we will help you to understand the laws that apply to your situation, determine liability, and file a claim with the appropriate party.

The Accident Caused Severe or Catastrophic Injuries

Serious injuries significantly impact your home life, ability to work, and overall enjoyment of life. Examples include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • The loss of a limb or use of a limb
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic lifelong illnesses 
  • Disability
  • Serious burns
  • Impaired sight or hearing
  • Internal organ damage

Claims involving serious injuries are often well-defended due to the amount of compensation required to help the victim and their family recover. You deserve an equally strong advocate to protect your rights. Let our family help your family do just that.

Your Claim Involves Multiple Liable Parties

When more than one party is liable for your injuries, there are more sources from which to seek compensation, but it adds complexity to the legal process. For example, if you are injured in an auto accident, and the at-fault party was a delivery driver using a commercial vehicle, the driver and their employer could be responsible for causing the accident.

We will investigate the cause of the accident to identify who is responsible before filing a claim with the appropriate party or parties.

The At-Fault Party, Their Insurer, or Their Lawyers Dispute Your Claim

As we mentioned earlier, insurance companies operate to make a profit. They achieve this by taking more in premiums than they pay out in settlements. If you feel like the insurer has denied, delayed, or undervalued your claim, we can help.

Our injury lawyers can add weight to your claim because we know how to overcome challenges in the legal process and the tactics that can be used against you. This makes it far more difficult for the at-fault party’s insurance to settle for less than you deserve.

Additionally, if it is in your best interest and how you wish to proceed with your case, our civil trial lawyers have the resources, knowledge, and experience to take it to court where necessary.

Our Personal Injury Firm Stands With You During This Challenging Time

To summarize, if you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to support and guide you. We will fight for you as we would for our own family.

To give you an idea of what it is like to be part of the Whitley Law Firm family, here are a few kind words from our previous clients:

  • “They made every rough road a smooth one and treated me as if I were their only client. I will and have recommended the Whitley Law Firm to any and all who seek their professional services.” – W.M. | Park Hill, NC
  • “I would like to send my appreciation and gratitude out to the Whitley Law Firm in Kinston. The entire staff treats everyone with respect, courtesy and dignity.” –  K.J | Kinston, NC
  • “The Whitley Law Firm makes you feel like family. I will use them again for any issues that may arise. They are also the only firm I will ever refer others to. I could not have had a better experience. Thank you so much Michele and the entire family at Whitley Law Firm.” –  J.T | New Bern, NC

We believe that these testimonials offer insight into our unwavering commitment to client success. Your comfort, satisfaction, and confidence are at the heart of everything we do throughout the claims process.

The Whitley Family Stands With You During These Tough Times

Whitley Law Firm is proud of its long history of helping injured people obtain the compensation they deserve. If you are searching for personal injury lawyers in Kinston who will tend to your case with compassion and wholehearted care, contact us for a stress-free consultation at (919) 785-5000. As noted, there’s no obligation to work with us when you call, and we can discuss your options at no charge.