Personal Injury

Attorney Handling Personal Injury Cases in Cary

Helping Clients After Car Accidents, Product Liability & More

In the blink of an eye, your life could be changed forever due to the negligence of another person. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries resulting from another person’s negligence, it is important that you understand your rights. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and damages such as lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. It’s important to contact the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood to determine your eligibility for compensation.

Contact us online or by phone at (919) 739-3643 to reach our Cary attorney. Handling personal injury cases for more than a decade, we have the experience needed to represent your interests.

What is a Personal Injury?

A personal injury refers to the damages, losses, or wrongs that an individual suffers due to the negligent actions of another. This negligence could be from direct conduct or omission of actions. Personal injuries can happen at work, in your car, due to a defective product, a medical mistake, faulty repair, motor vehicle accident, or multiple other scenarios. Personal injury laws were created to protect and/or compensate people for physical, psychological, and monetary damages, and cover many different areas and situations including workers’ compensation, wrongful death, birth injuries, catastrophic injuries, and malpractice.

Types of Personal Injuries

While it is difficult to discuss all the types of personal injuries that can occur, some of the most common types include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Car Accidents and Commercial Trucking Accidents: We can seek full compensation for damages and injuries that you sustained in a truck accident, auto accident, motorcycle accident, or other motor vehicle accident. These types of accidents may include rear-end collisions, head-on accidents, intersection accidents, driving left of center accidents, stop sign and red-light collisions, accidents resulting from talking or texting while driving, accidents involving speeding, and collisions caused by drunk driving.
  • Premises Liability: Property owners are required by law to maintain safe premises for the people who are on their property. This includes protecting them from conditions that may be unsafe and providing warning about any hazards. A common type of premises liability lawsuit is a slip and fall accident. This can be caused by slippery floors, cracked flooring or sidewalks, hazardous stairs, and missing handrails. Other types of premises liability could be falling ceilings, icy or snowy sidewalks, trip hazards, and falling objects. Sometimes injuries are a result of inadequate security. If the security of a facility is not reasonably adequate, the landowner may be liable for resulting injuries.
  • Dog Bites and Other Animal Attacks: If a person who was bitten by a dog can prove that the dog is considered dangerous under North Carolina law, and the dog injured the person or damaged the person’s property, the dog’s owner may be liable for the damages or injuries.
  • Dangerous Products: This type of personal injury is referred to as product liability. The law holds manufacturers, retailers, and distributors responsible for injuries caused by faulty or dangerous defective products. Companies have a responsibility not to sell dangerous products to the public, and when they do, and the product injures someone, they may be held liable for the damages. Product liability cases may stem from products such as industrial machinery and equipment, car parts including seatbelts, dangerous toys and sporting equipment, medical devices, and household products.
  • Wrongful Death: Common law says that a deceased person cannot pursue a lawsuit against another person, however, in some states, including North Carolina, there are statutes that allow certain family members to file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of the deceased person. These lawsuits allow the family members to pursue compensation if their loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligent behavior. These cases may include medical malpractice, nursing home abuse or neglect, motor vehicle accidents, and work-related incidents, just to name a few.

How Do You Know if You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you or your loved one has suffered because of someone else’s negligence, it can be difficult to determine what kind of compensation you deserve and what laws apply to your specific situation. As a general rule, it is always best to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer for legal advice, especially if you have any questions or doubt about your injury claim and case.

These four signs can help you decide if you need to hire a personal injury lawyer:

  • You Suffered Permanently Disabling or Long-Term Injuries: If you or your loved one will require long-term care or be left with permanent disabilities, you should speak to a personal injury attorney immediately. Only an experienced attorney will be able to calculate what your injuries are worth and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
  • You Suffered Serious Injuries: The amount of compensation a person receives is largely based on how severe the injuries are. This is based on the amount of medical expenses incurred, the type of injuries sustained, and the length of recovery time. Often the policy limits of a person’s insurance only go so high, but you may be eligible for more compensation. A personal injury attorney can be sure that you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled.
  • Liability is Not Clear or There are Multiple Parties Involved: If you were an injured person in an accident involving multiple parties, you will likely need an attorney. Insurance companies are sometimes complicated, especially when multiple parties are involved. You could be blamed for a portion of the accident, which will decrease your compensation. An attorney can help protect you against these types of counterclaims.
  • The Insurance Company is Refusing to Pay: Although we like to think that insurance companies are on our side, they often refuse to make a settlement offer at all or offer a settlement that is not fair. If you are not able to secure a fair settlement on your own, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately.
Meet Attorney Hardison D. Wood

D. Hardison Wood is a North Carolina crash-worthiness attorney who focuses his practice on products liability, professional negligence, and other complex personal injury litigation, and appellate work. He Mr. Wood also represents small businesses; offering counsel on contracts, vendor disputes, partnership issues and more.

How Much is a Personal Injury Case Worth?

While everyone would like to know exactly what their personal injury claim and case are worth, there is no definite answer. The value of each personal injury case is based on the situation and the parties involved in each particular case. An experienced personal injury attorney will likely be able to review your case and give you an estimate of the compensation for which you are eligible, but no compensation is ever fully guaranteed. What we can guarantee is that our legal team will seek every possible source of compensation for your damages through a personal injury lawsuit.

  • Fair Settlement

    “They did a wonderful job in helping me get a fair settlement. I will refer them to friends and family. Thank you sooo much!”

    - D.H.
  • Professional Legal Representation & Warm Personalities

    “Thank you for everyone’s hard work, it made a very hard time for me feel a lot better. Thank you all for that!”

    - L.S.
  • These Are the People That Care

    “Thank you all for a job well done! And Hardison, you will always be my hero!”

    - R.B.
  • Clever, Tough & Honest Lawyer

    “If you get hurt in an accident, go to Mr. Wood first! Mr. Wood not only got them to pay for what happened, he did it all in about 8 months.”

    - V.C.
  • Couldn’t Ask for Better Customer Service

    “During one of the worst times of my life, this law firm was there for me. Each step of the way.”

    - M.T.
/

Are You Ready to Discuss Your Case with a Cary Personal Injury Attorney?

The Cary attorney at the Law Offices of D. Hardison Wood understands the tactics that insurance companies use. We can search for ways to protect your rights and get you the full compensation to which you are entitled under the laws of North Carolina. We work diligently to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions while giving accident victims the time to focus on their recovery.

Contact our law firm for a free consultation today at (919) 739-3643.

  • Minor Passengers and Wrongful Death Estate v. Automobile Manufacturer $2,280,000

    The case settled for a total of $2,280,000.00 on the second day of trial.  The injured passengers each received sufficient compensation for their injuries.  The family of the deceased set up a scholarship in their child’s honor.

  • Wrongful Death Estate v. Ambulance Service $1,550,000

    Even though our client’s reported income was only around $4,000 per year before his death, this case settled at mediation for $1,550,000. He was a good man, and there was no reason for him to die on the interstate that day.

  • Wrongful Death Estate v. Tractor-Trailer Company $1,000,000

    Truck drivers have late shifts, long-hours, and they work hard. Sometimes though, they can be a menace to the driving public. This young man’s family came to us after their son died in a late-night collision on the interstate with a fully loaded 18-wheeler and the accident report stated it was all the fault of their son.

  • Minor Child v. Major Surgical Center (Confidential)

    Pediatric surgeons have a special place in the medical world.  They aren’t just assisting patients, they are aiding the future.  Sometimes though, their mistakes can cast a cloud on that child’s promise.

  • Bernhardt v. NC State Highway Patrol: Successful Verdict

    Police officers keep us safe and make sure drivers obey the law. However, in some cases officers can overstep their bounds and use excessive force in extenuating circumstances.

  • Workplace Injury/Workplace Death (Confidential)
/

What Set Us Apart

  • Se Habla Español
  • Over a Decade of Legal Experience
  • Track Record Of Success
  • Personalized Attention & Care
  • Millions Recovered For Our Clients

We're Here to Help

Request Your Free Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.