Contributory negligence

Will Contributory Negligence Make or Break Your Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Sadly, North Carolina is one of four states that still allows pure contributory negligence in personal injury lawsuits. What this means is that if you are even one percent at fault for your wounds, you are barred from seeking any form of financial compensation what-so-ever. This puts an extreme burden on you, the plaintiff, to thwart attempts from the defense …

Compensation for Emotional Distress

Are You Entitled to Compensation for Emotional Distress?

There are various types of injury compensation awarded after an accident. Some accident victims are surprised to learn they may be entitle to compensation for emotional distress resulting from a negligent accident. With compensatory damages, you will have economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are those that you can compute easily because they consist of payments made by yourself, family …

$815,000 – Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death – – $815,000 Recovered for Family of Victim Killed by Drunk Driver Claims Against Drunk Driver and Bar That Served Drunk Alcohol Type of Action: Negligence, Drunk Driver Liability, Bar and Liquor Liability Injuries Alleged: Fatality of James Warren, age 38, a resident of Wake County. At the time of his death, James was the father to three …

$800,000 – Brain Injury / Truck Wreck

$800,000 Recovered for Brain Injury Victim Involved in Truck Wreck – – Allegations of Contributory Negligence Asserted against Victim (Victim was Illegal Alien who spoke only Spanish) Type of Action: Motor Vehicle Negligence, Commercial Motor Vehicle Negligence, Tractor-Trailer Negligence, Traumatic Brain Injury Injuries Alleged: Closed Head Brain Injury with Frontal Lobe Hemorrhage, Fractured Left Temporal Bone, Fractured Left Maxillary Wall, …

$203,000 – Premises Liability

Premises Liability — $203,000 Recovery for Injured Tenant Negligence Claim, Landlord-Tenant Liability, and Statutory Claims Brief Statement of Claim: Tenant was badly injured due to his apartment ceiling’s collapse. Premises liability, landlord liability. Principal Injuries (in order of severity): Nerve and subcutaneous damage to right ankle and foot, resulting in 25 percent Permanent Partial Disability rating and scarring; aggravation/exacerbation of …

$1,244,636 – Tractor Trailer Accident

Type of Action: Motor Vehicle Negligence, Truck or Tractor Trailer Wreck, Violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Injuries Alleged: Initial injuries included femur fracture, tibial plateau fracture, cuboid fracture, talar neck fracture and SI joint fracture. Plaintiff sustained a partial permanent disability of her ankle (10%), knee (10%) and an additional 5% PPD for her leg based upon reflex …

$1,400,000 – Wrongful Death / Truck Accident

Type of Action: Automobile Negligence, Trucking Negligence, Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR’s), Violations of Trucking Company’s Safety Policies, Wrongful Death Injuries Alleged: Wrongful death case where decedent sustained multiple fractures and internal organ damage. Decedent was 60 year old male on date of collision. His fractures and organ damage required surgeries and intensive care treatment, patient was …

$600,000 – Car Accident

Type of Action: Wrongful Death, Automobile Negligence, Trucking Negligence, Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR’s) Injuries Alleged: Broken neck, fatality within minutes of collision. Name of Case: [CONFIDENTIAL] Court and County with Case #: [CONFIDENTIAL] Filed in a county in Eastern North Carolina Settlement/Trial: Case settled at a mediated settlement conference after numerous depositions. Name of Judge or …

$2,600,000 – Truck Accident

Type of Action: Automobile Negligence, Trucking Negligence, Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR’s) Injuries Alleged: Multiple fractures of femur, hip and leg to female plaintiff, age 43 on date of collision. Injuries required multiple surgeries. Plaintiff is a resident of Wake County. At the time of her injury, she was gainfully employed in an office position at a …