NC Personal Injury Attorneys Setting the Standard

Personal Injury

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 conduct, 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 legal rights. The Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers firm has filed claims on behalf of injured persons, and we have also defended companies and individuals facing personal injury lawsuits. Because we have handled both sides, we 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 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, to how much money is he or she entitled as compensation for those damages?

Establishing the answers to these and other questions requires experience and skill, whether the client is the injured party, or a person or company being sued. Our attorneys have handled countless personal injury claims in state and federal courts, and having worked with clients who have sued as well as those who have been sued, we have a better understanding of the issues each case presents – and we utilize our knowledge and experience to help our clients in their lawsuits.

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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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NC Personal Injury Lawyers