After a serious injury, most victims have to deal with insurance companies. For the most part, these firms care little about their own policyholders. If they cause car crashes or file claims, the unfeeling companies respond by raising their rates. If that’s how they treat policyholders who pay premiums, imagine how they treat accident victims. The bottom line is that these companies only care about their own profits.
Our dedicated personal injury attorneys are different. Our professional team fights for accident victims from day one. First, we listen to you so we can understand your needs and goals. Next, we diligently build a claim for damages, based on the available evidence and applicable law. Then, we assertively stand up for you, in court and around the negotiating table.
Our personal injury attorney, Hank Doyle has successfully represented hundreds of cases involving personal injury in Cary, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Rolesville and across Wake County over the last 20 years.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is vital to talk with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Contact us to find out how The Doyle Law Offices, P. A. can help you.
Most personal injury claims are based on negligence, which is a lack of ordinary or statutory care. In terms of degree, negligent is worse than careless and not as bad as intentional. Negligence claims come in many forms, including:
Year after year, car crashes are usually the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States, and can be due texting while driving or drunk driving. Most drivers have a duty of reasonable care. They must drive defensively and obey the rules of the road. Commercial operators, like truck drivers and Uber operators, usually have a higher duty of care.
Many falls occur in public places, like nursing homes, shopping malls, or grocery stores. Landowners usually have a legal responsibility to keep their premises reasonably safe. That duty includes keeping the outside and inside free from fall hazards, like uneven walkways or loose mats.
The average animal attack settlement amount has increased substantially since 2007. In North Carolina, personal injury lawyers have several legal options, but the law is rather complex. Some owners are strictly liable for damages. Other victims can pursue negligence or scienter (knowledge) claims to obtain compensation for their injuries.
Property owners and drivers have a high duty of care, and physicians and dentists have an even higher duty of care. So, there is usually no such thing as carelessness among physicians. Any mistake they make during diagnosis or treatment is usually negligent.
Fundamentally, negligence claims do not “blame” anyone for an injury. We all make mistakes, and we must all accept the consequences of our mistakes. Frequently, these consequences include making things right. In this context, that means paying compensation. No one can turn back the clock to prevent an injury that’s already occurred.
Be sure to check out our personal injury FAQ page to learn more about what our clients are asking. We would be glad to clear up any questions you or a loved one may have!
After a head injury or another serious injury, the medical bills often exceed $100,000. Most health insurance companies cite policy loopholes and refuse to pay these costs. And, most Wake County families do not have the resources to pay them.
Insurance adjusters know that accident victims are under financial stress, so they often relentlessly push for a settlement during this period. However, victims have no way of knowing if the settlement offer is fair.
Our personal injury attorneys address both these concerns. Attorneys usually connect accident victims with doctors who charge nothing upfront for their services. As a bonus, these doctors typically focus on personal injury matters, so they have the experience to properly diagnose and treat such injuries.
Furthermore, personal injury attorneys interface with the insurance company. There are no more calls to your home or hospital room. And, since a lawyer can accurately assess your claim’s financial value, you never have to worry about settling for less.
Most civil cases settle out of court. If liability is clear, insurance companies have a duty to settle matters quickly and on victim-friendly terms. However, mostly because of legal loopholes like contributory negligence, liability is rarely crystal clear. So, insurance companies usually drag their feet.
To put pressure on the insurance company and to preserve the victim’s legal rights, most Raleigh personal injury attorneys file legal paperwork. Shortly thereafter, most Wake County judges refer these matters to mediation.
A third party mediator, who is usually an unaffiliated personal injury attorney, listens to both sides and then tries to facilitate a settlement. Mediation usually lasts either a half day or a full day. If both sides negotiate in good faith, mediation is usually successful.
Consultations for personal injury cases are no-cost and no-obligation. If you decide we are the right law firm to represent you, we will aggressively fight for your rights to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.
There are no attorney fees unless we recover money for you.
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