Personal injury can cause tremendous cost, both emotional and financial, for all those involved. If you suffered injury as the result of someone else's careless action, you may have unexpected medical costs and serious health challenges. If you are facing a lawsuit over a personal injury claim, you may have concerns about protecting your rights and ensuring that justice is fairly served.
The North Carolina law firm of Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, PLLC has filed claims on behalf of injured persons, and we have also defended companies facing personal injury lawsuits. Because we have handled both sides, we truly understand the challenges posed in a personal injury case – and we have a thorough knowledge of the relevant liability and insurance laws, and how to apply them to your particular situation.
In the State of North Carolina, a personal injury case is often won or lost based upon the following three questions:
- 1. Can the injured party prove that someone else acted negligently, causing his or her injuries?
- 2. Did the injured party contribute in any way to their own injuries? Under North Carolina law, the principle of “contributory negligence” is applicable – meaning that if the injured person shared any of the fault for the injuries, he or she may not be able to recover damages.
- 3. If the injured party can prove negligence, how much money is he or she entitled to as compensation for those damages?
Establishing the answers to these and other questions requires experience and skillful negotiation to achieve a successful resolution, whether the client is the injured party or an insurance company. Attorneys at Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, PLLC have handled claims in state and federal court, as well as mediations and formal arbitrations. Having worked with clients on both sides of the courtroom, we have a better understanding of the issues each case presents – and we leverage our knowledge to help our clients successfully resolve their legal matters.
If you are being sued in a personal injury case, or if you have been injured and you want to learn more about your legal options, the attorneys at Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, PLLC are ready to help. Please contact us in our Greensboro offices at 336.282.8848 to schedule an appointment.