Winston-Salem Personal Injury Attorney
Our Winston-Salem personal injury attorneys understand how difficult it is to get back on your feet after suffering a serious injury. Between costly medical bills, time missed from work, tending to your healthcare needs, and dealing with insurance companies, the journey to recovery can seem like an uphill struggle. However, you and your family do not have to cope with this difficult situation alone.
Providing exceptional personal injury litigation with genuine care and compassion is what we do best. Let us take care of you as we would our own family – standing with you through difficult times while fighting for the compensation you deserve. Whatever the cause of the accident, we will do what it takes to hold the responsible party accountable. During the process, we aim to provide the comfort and peace of mind you deserve.
To learn more about how we can help today, contact our office for a free consultation at (919) 785-5000.
We Will Fight for The Best Possible Outcome for You and Your Family
Our free consultations are just the beginning of what we can do for you. Our personal injury lawyers understand the devastating physical, emotional, and financial consequences of being seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence. Therefore, when we work for you, we fight for you as we would for our own. We take time to carefully listen to your concerns and frustrations, turning them into actionable solutions by:
- Guiding you through every stage of the process to claim compensation.
- Making it easy to contact your lawyer and quickly responding to your questions.
- Providing regular case updates and check-ins to see you receive the high level of care and support you deserve.
- Thoroughly investigating the accident’s cause to identify who is at fault.
- Gathering, preserving, and organizing evidence required to prove your case.
- Carefully assessing your current and anticipated financial damages.
- Leading negotiations with the at-fault party or their insurance company to obtain an appropriate settlement on your behalf.
- Taking your case to court if it is in your best interest.
With us, your needs always come first. This means you can make as many appointments with our team as you need, and you’ll have access to your lawyer’s email and cellphone number for responsive, consistent communication. In addition, we provide our legal services on a contingency fee arrangement to keep things manageable financially. This way, there are no upfront fees or hidden costs. You only pay us after we recover your compensation.
Claiming Personal Injury Compensation Is Not Always Straightforward
To be successful in your personal injury case, you will need to prove your entitlement to compensation – typically within three years from the date of the accident per G.S. § 1-52. Key components of the legal process involve gathering evidence to demonstrate:
- Who is responsible for causing the accident and why (proving negligence).
- How your injuries are linked to the accident.
- The extent to which your physical, emotional, and financial damages are due to someone else’s negligence.
Contributory Negligence Laws Can Make the Legal Process More Complex
Further, North Carolina is an at-fault state with strict rules about negligence in accidents. If you are found in any way responsible for causing the accident, you could lose your right to seek compensation.
As you can imagine, it is beneficial for the at-fault party or their insurers to find a way to dispute fault in your claim. They may (and often do) devote considerable effort and resources into twisting events to place blame on you – especially if you sustained severe injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuriesLacerations
- Permanent scarring
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Damage to internal organs
The last thing you need while recovering from your injuries is a battle with insurance companies. We can lift that burden from your shoulders. You can rely on us to stand with you and your family during difficult times. We are determined to fight for your financial recovery.
We Do Not Settle for Anything Less Than You and Your Family Truly Deserve
Settling for less than you deserve in your personal injury case can limit your recovery. Insurance companies have an arsenal of tactics to delay, decrease, and deny legitimate cases. You deserve an equally strong advocate with the resources, skills, and experience to fight for every cent you are entitled to recover.
We give our energy to doing our best for you and your family. When it comes to recovering the appropriate level of compensation, we pursue damages like:
- Current and ongoing medical bills, treatment, and rehabilitation costs.
- Lost income if your injuries prevent you from working while you recover.
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries limit your ability to work or prevent you from working altogether.
- Financial damages for your physical pain and emotional suffering after the accident.
- The cost of any medical equipment, home care, or adaptations to your home or vehicle to accommodate your injuries.
- The cost to repair or replace damaged personal property.
- Any other financial losses you incurred due to the accident.
Our legal teams will take care of everything you need for your claim so that you can focus on your recovery and being with your family. We aim to provide you with the peace of mind that your case is in capable hands. Of course, we always give case updates, respond to your questions promptly, and check in regularly to ensure you’re being well taken care of.
We Fight for Justice After the Tragic Loss of a Loved One
Sadly, any type of accident can be fatal. Losing a loved one is highly distressing to surviving families – especially if someone else’s negligence caused the accident. If you are facing this terrible situation, we offer our deepest sympathy, but please know that you do not have to go through this alone.
We would be honored to stand with you, seeking answers to your questions and pursuing the negligent party for their wrongdoing. With the utmost respect for your privacy, our wrongful death team will shield you from dealing with formal investigations and insurance companies and protect your family’s legal right to compensation.
Surviving family members may be entitled to:
- Funeral and burial or cremation costs
- Medical expenses before your loved one passing
- Pain and suffering
- Compensation for loss of companionship, comfort, and guidance
- Loss of services, protections, and care
- Loss of income
We Treat Your Family Like Our Family
The Whitley family understands the depth of your loss and that no amount of money can ever replace your loved one, but we also know how overwhelming it is to deal with financial and practical issues while you and your family are grieving.
As such, we are here to provide compassionate and effective legal counsel, tending to your situation with sensitivity. This is just one aspect of the Whitley Advantage that we hope makes the process of recovering compensation easier on grieving families.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Are Prepared to Handle
Unfortunately, many different types of accidents can result in serious injuries. Once the initial shock has worn off, it can be difficult for you and your family to adjust to what happened. You may face a long recovery and worry about the state of your finances.
This is why we are here, and it’s what we do best – fighting for your best interests while providing exceptional legal care. With over five decades of experience, our lawyers can help you to seek compensation in a variety of personal injury or wrongful death cases such as:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Dangerous products
- Medical negligence
- Premises liability cases related to slip, trip, or fall accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Cycling Accidents
- Dog Bite incidents
While we cannot undo the past, nor can we erase the pain and the suffering you have experienced – we can help you to get through this difficult time and look forward to the future.
Proving Negligence May Look Different Depending on Your Case
Typically, our team will have to meet the four legal elements of negligence to secure your compensation. We will use the evidence we gather to meet these requirements as we negotiate with the insurer or present our case to a judge or jury. The types of evidence we gather may include:
- Accident reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Photo and video evidence
- Forensic evidence
- Physical evidence, such as torn clothing
- Expert testimony, such as accident reconstruction services
- Black box data
- Dash cam footage
- Background checks
- Hours of service logs
- Maintenance records
Whatever we need to support your case, our investigative team will find it and use it to support your claims.
Your Local Personal Injury Lawyers in Winston-Salem
With offices spanning North Carolina, our injury lawyers have served the local communities, including Winston-Salem, for nearly five decades. From auto accidents to workers’ compensation claims, or from social security disability matters to complex civil litigation, no case is too difficult for our legal teams.
With plenty of prior experience to draw upon, the Whitley Law Firm provides a more personalized and comprehensive level of service to injured people who turn to us for help during difficult times. Our hard work and connections to the community have enabled us to obtain hundreds of millions in compensation for severely injured people throughout North Carolina.
Our Clients Testify to the Whitley Advantage
We want to help you and your family, too. Meanwhile, to give you an idea of what it is like when we work for you, here are a few kind words from our prior clients sharing their thoughts about being part of the Whitley Law Firm family:
“I was injured while working. I realized I needed to hire an attorney shortly after being injured. I went to about five different ones to ask about my options. When I met Michele I knew right away she was who I needed and wanted on my side. Michele Welsh was my case worker. She was with me every single step of the way. I never felt alone again. She made herself completely available. 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.”
“Aleigha Langtange was truly great to work with! I’m so glad she is the face of the firm as an Intake Specialist, she made me actually decide to go with the firm. She is kind, understanding and a good listener. Thank you for everything.”
If you have questions about making a personal injury or wrongful death claim, you can learn more during your free initial consultation. It won’t cost you a thing to find out if we can help!
Don’t Settle for Less Than You Deserve – Allow Us to Fight for Your Rights
Taking the first step toward recovery is easy with the Whitley Law Firm, and it won’t cost you anything – just a little of your time. We’re happy to provide a free consultation to potential clients.
Allowing us to manage your case comes with these additional benefits:
- More than 80 years of combined legal experience working hard for a positive outcome in your case.
- Consistent, caring support from the moment you hire us.
- Responsive, effective legal advice whenever you have questions.
- A law firm with good standing in the community and a demonstrable history of success in litigating personal injury cases.
- No-win, no-fee representation, so you pay nothing until after we win your case.
Call our team today at (919) 785 – 5000 or contact us online for a free consultation.