Personal Injury Lawyer Raleigh
Personal Injury relates to the losses, wrongs or damages that are caused by the negligent conduct, act or omission of a responsible party to another person. A personal injury can occur at work, in a car wreck, because of a defective product, an operating error, faulty repair, a medical mistake, a construction accident, a bicycle accident, a pedestrian accident, an ambulance wreck, a boating accident or many other scenarios. Personal Injury Laws protect and/or compensate for monetary, physical or psychological damages. However, the damages that are caused must occur due to the negligence or unreasonably unsafe actions or intentional actions of another. Personal Injury Law covers many different areas and situations which include workers compensation law, malpractice, wrongful death, birth injury, bodily injuries, catastrophic injuries and loss of enjoyment of life.
How do you know if you have a personal injury case?
Many personal injury cases are based on the legal concept of negligence. First, you will need to figure out if you or your loved one suffered a personal injury to either you or your loved one’s body. If so, medical attention will be required and a doctor will need to determine if the personal health issues are serious injuries and treat those injuries with conservative medical treatment. Next we consider if the injuries you suffered were due to someone else’s negligence. At the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood, our personal injury attorneys will meet with you in order to properly evaluate and discuss the specifics of the personal injury loss. Our personal injury attorneys will decide what is needed to win and whether we need to retain expert witnesses, private investigators or seek second opinions. At each point in the process, our team of personal injury staff members will explain what is needed, and will ensure you understand where we are in the process.
Generally speaking, whether you have driven a truck or not, you know and understand the size and magnitude a truck carries with it. When involved in an accident, a truck can cause catastrophic injury and damage.
Truck accidents are becoming more common each and every day in the United States as we rely on them for the shipment of goods and the constant need to deliver things quickly. Combine this with the congestion of our streets and there have been a staggering number of serious injuries and death by motor vehicle on our roads. The Law Office of D. Hardison Wood has provided legal representation to clients to file a claim or a lawsuit against the offending party after a truck accident.
With several college campuses such as UNC, Duke, NC State, ECU, Elon, Campbell and more, pedestrian accidents are becoming more commonplace in Raleigh, Durham and surrounding cities. Pedestrians have no protection between themselves and the vehicle which strikes them, often causing catastrophic injury. In the past we have handled several pedestrian accidents. Often times, it is difficult to assess if the pedestrian accident was the result of somebody else’s negligence or the pedestrian’s own fault. Regardless, it is important that you:
- Contact the police department to report the accident
- Stay at the scene of the accident until help arrives
- Obtain any names and phone numbers of witnesses at the scene
The Law Office of D. Hardison has the experience, knowledge, and the determination to litigate pedestrian accident cases. It is challenging to work with insurance companies that want a quick settlement, but that’s what we do.
While motorcyclists may have a reputation for being reckless and sometimes dangerous, often times they are merely victims of personal injury. Unfortunately, many suffer life threatening and catastrophic injuries. Injuries can include spinal cord injury, brain damage, fractures, and sometimes death. There are ways to try and stay safe on a motorcycle, such as keeping a safe distance from other vehicles, positioning yourself so as not to be in a vehicle’s blind spot, and not sharing a lane with another driver.
If you have survived a motorcycle accident or are the survivor of someone who was lost due to a motorcycle accident, the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood can help. Allow us to take on the worry of interviewing witnesses, reviewing police reports, collecting all your records and bills and dealing with the adverse insurance company.
Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers on our roadways. Unfortunately, motorists run into bicyclists across our cities and towns, often causing serious injury. While some people suffer serious injuries immediately following an accident, others suffer from ongoing pain and health problems weeks, even months later.
Contact us as soon as possible so we can look at your case and help get you on your way to recovery. Bike accidents can not only drain you physically but emotionally as well. Contact the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood today so we can speak with you.
Participating in sports can be a great way to have fun and exercise—but with some requiring intense, physical play, safety can become an issue. Unfortunately, reports show that millions of youth are taken to emergency rooms for sport accidents each year. And sometimes, these injuries are caused not by a player’s own conduct, but by the actions of other participants. In many of these cases, negligent parties can and should be held accountable.
By signing a waiver to assume liability for personal injury sustained while playing, you’re also agreeing to abide by certain codes of conduct that prohibit acting recklessly or maliciously. That agreement goes both ways. Coaches, supervisors, administrators, fellow players and various other parties are responsible for facilitating a safe playing environment, and failing to properly do so can be considered negligence. If you or your child sustains injuries during a sport accident caused by another party’s reckless or intentional conduct, you may have the right to collect damages. Personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood can help get that process started.
Traumatic Brain Injury
There are few catastrophic injuries that lead to more difficult problems than traumatic brain injury (TBI). Physical, cognitive, social and vocation losses are all associated with this type of damage. Survivors of TBI often need lifetime care and counseling just to get through the day.
If a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact traumatic brain injury attorney D. Hardison Wood now!
At the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood, victims of TBI can benefit from a network of relationships we have created with leaders in the field of neuroscience and cognitive impairment. Helping us capture a truer view of the losses our clients have and will sustain, these researchers are an indisposable part of effective legal representation today.
We also routinely assist co-counsel in cases where this type of damage is claimed in order to ensure their client gets the help they deserve.
If you or a loved one has suffered trauma to the head, please seek medical attention immediately and then contact traumatic brain injury attorney D. Hardison Wood at 919-233-0520!