NC Personal Injury Attorneys Setting the Standard

Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, PLLC

Rick Pinto, Paul Coates, Ken Kyre, and Deb Bowers have all been named ‘Super Lawyers’ for 2017, an award given to only 5% of potential candidates! Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. In addition, Jonathan Ward and Nikki Feliciano have been named ‘Rising Stars’ for 2017 by Super Lawyers, an award given to only 2.5% of potential candidates.

At the civil litigation firm of Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, PLLC, we have built a practice that sets us apart from other law firms. Essentially all we do is trial work in civil matters, either defending individuals and companies who are threatened with a lawsuit or are already facing one, or representing an individual or company who has a claim they desire to pursue. Our attorneys handle civil litigation day in and day out, and we have many decades of experience collectively. Our diverse and extensive experience provides a distinct advantage to the clients we represent. Our firm is AV rated by the well-respected and authoritative Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating they bestow.

We have built a strong and favorable reputation for being dedicated, knowledgeable, skilled, experienced, and effective litigators, and that includes not only the conduct of trials but also the myriad pretrial activities that are inherent in litigation, and also negotiating efforts that come into play when matters are sought to be resolved by settlement. Our eight attorneys handle varied and diverse claims in state and federal court, not only for individuals and companies who have been sued, but for those who have claims to pursue. Having worked for clients on both sides of the courtroom, plaintiff and defendant, we have a better understanding of the challenges each case and each side present.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please check us out; view our attorneys’ profile pages, see the various practice areas in which we engage. We see ourselves as setting the standard, and we just may be who you need to help you in the uncertain world of civil litigation.

Legal Decisions of Interest

  • A recent opinion out of the Texas Supreme Court has recently been the subject of a lot of commentary around the insurance coverage and construction world. The case is Ewing Construction Co. v. Amerisure Insurance Co., and it came before the Texas Supreme Court on certification of questions from the Fifth Circuit (Ewing Constr. Co. […]In cases involving construction defect claims (and potentially other types of claims), the insurance policy that is implicated is a very important issue.  The issue of whose policy and/or which policy is “on the risk” for a particular claim is most often referred to as “trigger of coverage”.  Some states’ laws allow all policies in […]
  • In connection with a discovery dispute between the parties, the Court of Appeals held that a blanket general objection asserted by the defendants based on “the attorney/client privilege, the work product doctrine, or any other applicable privilege or doctrine” was inadequate to effect the intended purpose of the objection. The Court noted that even though […]In a lawsuit involving a mobile home park tenant assaulted by another tenant, the Court of Appeals stated that although North Carolina law has recognized a landowner’s duty to exercise reasonable care to protect tenants from foreseeable third-party criminal acts, such a duty did not include a duty to evict a tenant, and although other […]
  • In a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by the parents of a deceased child alleging that defendant doctors were negligent in failing to discover lacerations to the child’s liver at the hospital following a car accident, the Court of Appeals agreed that the parents’ expert witness’ testimony was not improperly speculative, even though the expert used […]The North Carolina Supreme Court “adopted” the reasoning of the dissenting Court of Appeals judge and hence held that the age of a lawful visitor injured on property naturally occurring (a creek), in and of itself, did not impose a higher standard of care on the property owner, because such a heightened level of care […]
  • In a product liability action involving a self-propelled wheelchair that caught fire, resulting in the house to catch on fire and burning Plaintiff’s decedent, the Court of Appeals held that the defense of “insulating negligence” (by which a defendant is insulated from liability by an independent act of another) does not apply where it is […]The Court of Appeals, asserting that it was following established law, declined to allow damages for the loss of a pet dog based upon a strong emotional bond the owners had with the dog, and instead damages were generally limited to the cost of “replacing” the dog, since the Court viewed the dog as merely […]
  • Although Plaintiff filed the Complaint without it being signed and ordinarily that would result in the action being deemed not to have been properly instituted, Plaintiff’s prompt remedial measures of filing an amended, signed Complaint corrected the deficiency, and the amended Complaint related back to the commencement of the action for purposes of timeliness. Estate […]

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