Fayetteville Personal Injury
The county seat of Cumberland County, Fayetteville is home to over 200,000 residents, which makes it the sixth-largest city in North Carolina. Many people are familiar with it because of the nearby U.S. Army base at Fort Bragg. While its surroundings are pleasant, its large population and thriving economy mean that accidents may happen on its roads, at its businesses, or in other places. If you have been injured in a car crash, a truck wreck, a slip and fall, or another unexpected accident, you should talk to a Fayetteville personal injury lawyer about filing a claim for damages from the person or entity whose careless conduct caused your harm. At Maurer Law, we can guide you through the process of seeking compensation to help with paying medical bills and covering your lost wages, as well as addressing your pain and suffering and other forms of harm.Bringing a Personal Injury Claim for Damages
A defendant whose careless conduct resulted in an accident will likely fight hard to avoid or minimize their liability. Their insurance company will try to keep any settlement or judgment as low as possible. In order for a victim or plaintiff to have their version of events presented persuasively, it is critical to retain an experienced attorney who can investigate, litigate, and negotiate the case with the vigor that they deserve.
To show that the person or entity that caused the accident is liable, you will need to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that they failed to use the appropriate care under the circumstances. This legal standard will vary according to the specific situation. For example, a driver is expected to obey traffic laws and drive safely to avoid putting other people on the road at risk. Someone who runs a red light, drives while intoxicated, or texts behind the wheel probably has not met this standard of care and may be held liable for any crash that results. Similarly, a business needs to regularly inspect its property for any hazards that might harm its customers and take reasonable actions to address them.
North Carolina is a “contributory negligence” state, which may complicate a personal injury case. This rule means that, if a plaintiff shared in the responsibility for an accident, they will be barred from recovering damages. Defendants often try to shield themselves by invoking the contributory negligence principle, so a victim’s attorney will need to anticipate that tactic and gather evidence to prove that their client did not act carelessly in the circumstances.Retain a Seasoned Personal Injury Lawyer in the Fayetteville Area
Attorney Michael Maurer brings his knowledge of the inner workings of the insurance industry to each case that he handles, putting this information to use for injured people. Attorney Maurer is also a former police officer and detective, jobs in which he learned invaluable investigation skills that he now uses to make sure that no stone is left unturned when gathering evidence in a case. He can collect and review medical records, enlist expert witnesses such as accident reconstructionists or vocational rehabilitation professionals, and take other steps to maximize your damages. Call Maurer Law at (919) 229-9359 today or contact us online for a free consultation with a Fayetteville personal injury attorney. Most of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, so there is no reason to wait until you can pay a legal fee upfront to consult a car accident lawyer or get help with another personal injury case. We get paid only if and when you get paid.