If you or someone in your family has been seriously injured or killed due to someone’s negligence, our experienced personal injury lawyers at Sherrill & Cameron, PLLC are prepared to help. As resourceful trial attorneys, we know how to develop and present essential evidence to prove your claims of liability. As seasoned negotiators, we can often achieve favorable results without the need to go to trial.
At our Salisbury law practice, we represent the victims of negligence in cases related to:
Our experience gives you an advantage in personal injury cases where the defendant denies fault, questions the severity of your injuries, or contests the amount of your losses. Whenever your case requires medical or forensic testimony, we can call on a highly qualified expert to present technical evidence in a clear and persuasive way.
North Carolina is one of the few remaining states to follow the doctrine of pure contributory negligence. This has serious implications for auto, truck, motorcycle, or boating accidents, because it allows a defendant to assert that the victim share responsibility for the accident. If the defendant can show any evidence the victim was even one percent at fault, the victim is barred from collecting any compensation for losses. Because of the potential for an “all or nothing” result in your case, you must retain experienced and knowledgeable legal representation.
Victims of personal injury in North Carolina have three years from the date of the injury event to bring a lawsuit, or they lose their legal rights forever. However, there are certain circumstances that can extend the time allowed, by “tolling,” or halting, the statute:
Next of kin have two years to bring a lawsuit for wrongful death.
Personal injury law is supposed to “make the victim whole again.” Unfortunately, that is not always possible. Many victims of negligence have their lives changed forever. Still, justice requires ample compensation for losses, which can include:
It is very difficult to put a price on a victim’s pain and suffering and other intangible losses. However, a knowledgeable lawyer can draw from experience to estimate the potential value of a case and work diligently to maximize the client’s damage award.
A serious personal injury has far-reaching consequences for your future. Only trust your case to an experienced attorney with a record of success. Call Sherrill & Cameron, PLLC today at 704-633-5723 or contact our Salisbury office online to schedule a free consultation.