Personal Injury Lawyers Assisting Victims Throughout North Carolina
Thousands of motor vehicle collisions and other avoidable accidents happen in North Carolina each year, causing injuries that result in financial burdens and emotional trauma to the accident victims. At Maurer Law, we are committed to serving people who need help in seeking the compensation that they deserve following an accident.
Our founder, Michael Maurer, is a former law enforcement officer and insurance company defense attorney. His “insider knowledge” in these areas helps him develop the best case strategies and legal arguments and for his clients, resulting in the best possible outcome for each case. When Mr. Maurer founded Maurer Law, his goal was to provide outstanding legal representation to all clients and that remains our goal today. Step one towards meeting that goal is providing our clients the personal attention that they expect and deserve.
We work tirelessly to make sure that each client’s claims are fully investigated and aggressively pursued. We will not accept a new case unless we would be willing to take it all the way to trial. We prepare every case with this in mind and we know that this kind of preparation is what is necessary for the insurance companies to take your case seriously and offer the compensation that is warranted under your unique circumstances. Let us handle every step of the legal process on your behalf so that you can devote your energies to recovering and feeling better.
In order to provide service to accident victims throughout North Carolina, our firm has offices conveniently located in Raleigh, Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Greensboro. If you are unable to come to our office following a serious injury, we are happy to meet in your home or wherever is most convenient for you and your family.
At Maurer Law, our Raleigh personal injury attorneys are not afraid to take on difficult or complex cases. You can explore reviews by former clients to get a sense of the tough battles that we have won. However, we will be candid with you if we do not believe that bringing a claim or lawsuit is the right strategy in your situation. We offer quality legal advice which allows our clients to effectively evaluate their options.Personal Injury
Personal injury claims can arise in many ways, ranging from car and truck accidents to pedestrian accidents to negligent security claims and nearly any type of negligence claim in between. The common thread running through each case type is a legal theory known as negligence. This basically means that someone’s failure to act in a reasonably careful and prudent manner resulted in harm to another person. If you have been involved in an accident in which someone else was at fault, you should take action as soon as possible. Personal injury cases need to be filed within a certain statute of limitations, or a victim will lose their rights. A personal injury attorney in Raleigh or elsewhere in North Carolina can help you investigate your claim and determine whether your claim is legally viable.Car Accidents
A car accident is perhaps the most common example of a personal injury case. The injured victim must show that the at fault party (usually called the “defendant”) failed to act carefully behind the wheel. Perhaps the defendant failed to yield when required, became distracted by texting, or was speeding excessively. The victim also must show that they would not have been hurt if not for the defendant’s careless actions and they must also provide evidence of the damages that they suffered. Some car accident cases benefit from testimony by a medical expert who can explain the nature and extent of the victim’s injuries, as well as the likely future impact of those injuries on the victim’s life.Truck Accidents
In truck accident cases, not only is the truck driver a likely defendant, but the trucking company that owned the semi-truck and/or trailer may typically be named as a defendant as well. This is because the company is responsible for the actions of its employees while they are on the job. Sometimes the trucking company will bear direct fault for an accident as well. The company might encourage a driver to violate hours of service rules, for example, or it may fail to properly maintain its trucks. Adding a trucking company as a defendant can open up the possibility of having an additional source of liability insurance to pursue for a seriously injured client. We explore every possible avenue of compensation for a client and will not hesitate to fight against large companies on behalf of ordinary people.
Motorcycle accidents cause some of the most catastrophic personal injuries, due to the direct exposure of the rider to their surroundings. Unfortunately, some defendants and insurers try to blame an innocent motorcyclist for being responsible for their own injuries. North Carolina follows the strict “contributory negligence” rule—under which even a small amount of fault on the client’s part can prevent them from collecting damages from the defendant. A personal injury lawyer in our Raleigh office or one of our other offices can help combat this and other defenses raised by the insurance companies and help level the playing field for an accident victim.Nursing Home Abuse
Sadly, neglect and abuse often happen in nursing home, assisted living, and long-term care facility environments. When a nursing home fails to give appropriate care to an elderly patient, they may suffer from bed sores, fractures, difficulty breathing, malnutrition, dehydration, and other health issues. In these situations, the patient and/or their family may have a claim against the owner of the nursing home and against the specific staff member who breached the applicable standard of care. They may be able to recover compensation for the costs of medical treatment for the abuse or neglect, as well as the resident’s pain and suffering. At Maurer Law, we are dedicated to helping the most vulnerable people in our society ensure that their voices are heard.Wrongful Death
When the negligence of a person or entity results in a victim’s death, the family members left behind may have a wrongful death claim against the defendant(s). A personal representative (or executor) of the victim’s estate can bring a wrongful death action with the assistance of a Raleigh personal injury lawyer. If a wrongful death case is successful, the victim’s next of kin may receive compensation for funeral and burial costs, final medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of consortium, and other damages. The amount of compensation can vary substantially from one case to another, depending on factors such as the age and health of the victim, their income and earning capacity, and whether the defendant’s conduct rose to the level of extreme recklessness. The statute of limitations is substantially shorter for a wrongful death case than for a regular personal injury case, so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you have lost a loved one in an accident.Charlotte Office
Maurer Law is proud to have recently opened a new office at 227 West Fourth Street in Charlotte, North Carolina, from which we serve injured people throughout the western portion of North Carolina. If, for example, you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a careless driver on I-77, I-85, or one of the many other major highways in the region, you should contact our Charlotte personal injury lawyers to explore your options.Contact a Knowledgeable Injury Attorney to Understand Your Options
You should not have to undertake the burden of navigating the legal process on your own. We can help you investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident and take any legal action that may be needed. Call Maurer Law at 844-817-8058 or contact us online if you need a personal injury attorney in the Raleigh area or assistance after an accident anywhere else in North Carolina. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is no charge for the initial consultation, and there are no attorney fees or costs unless we win, so clients can rest easy knowing that they will never have to come out of pocket for quality legal representation when they need it most.