North Carolina Personal Injury Damages
People can suffer personal injuries in a variety of ways. In some cases, a person may be injured if he or she is involved in a motor vehicle collision. At other times, a person can be injured in a pedestrian accident or a slip and fall accident. Still others are injured when they are using a product which turns out to be defective in some way.
If you suffer an injury in an accident that is caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness, you may be in a position to make a claim or file a lawsuit for personal injury damages against the at-fault individual or entity. Our North Carolina personal injury lawyers can help you pursue the damages you by filing a personal injury claim on your behalf. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney.
Proving that You Are Entitled to Recover Damages in Your Personal Injury Case
As a plaintiff in a personal injury case, you have the burden of proving that you are entitled to recover damages. In order to meet this burden of proof, you must first demonstrate that the at-fault individual or entity was negligent.
In order to prove negligence, you must demonstrate that it is more likely than not that the at-fault person acted in an unreasonable manner. For example, in a motor vehicle accident case, you must demonstrate that the at-fault person violated a traffic law or engaged in some other unreasonable conduct, resulting in the accident. Moreover, you must be able to show that you suffered one or more physical injuries in your accident and that your injuries occurred because of the accident.
Economic and Noneconomic Damages
If you can demonstrate that someone else caused your accident, you may be entitled to a variety of economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are used to compensate you for the out-of-pocket costs and losses associated with your accident. For example, you may be able to recover compensation for the medical treatment which you incurred as a result of your accident. Moreover, you may be able to make a claim for lost wages, so that you can be compensated for missed work time.
In addition to these economic damages, you may be able to make a claim for noneconomic damages. Noneconomic damages are used to compensate accident victims for the out-of-pocket costs resulting from their injuries. For example, an accident victim may be able to make a claim for pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of earning capacity, emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of spousal and family support related to an accident.
An experienced personal injury attorney in North Carolina will do everything possible to help you pursue the monetary damages that you need so that you can be made whole after your accident.
Speak to a North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Today
At King Law Firm, our legal team can help you pursue the damages that you need after an accident. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney, please call us at (800) 635-1683 or contact us online today.