Accident legal assistance in Charlotte? Dogs and other pets can cause severe injuries in the event they bite or attack somebody. Dog and pet owners have a responsibility to ensure that other individuals around these pets are safe, but there are times when pet owners fail to take proper safety precautions. North Carolina has various laws regarding dog bite injuries, and victims are often able to recover significant compensation from insurance carriers or at-fault parties in these cases.
You may be entitled to other insurance benefits. If you have PIP, auto med pay, group or private health insurance or are covered under a spouse’s or parent’s insurance, your attorney can coordinate submission of all collateral insurance claims to maximize your total recovery. Never settle your claim before its time. It sometimes takes many months to settle a claim. Occasionally a claim may take a year or longer to be resolved. In fact, it is not in the accident victim’s best interest to settle certain types of claims too soon because it often takes a long time for serious injuries to become evident or for treatment or surgery to provide the maximum benefit to the injured party.
According to N.C. Gen. Stat. section 1-52 the statute of limitations on personal injury cases is three years. This means you have three years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to obtain compensation. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may qualify for an extension to the statute of limitations. An attorney from our firm can let you know how the statute of limitations can affect your case. There are three main types of damages available in a personal injury case, economic, non-economic and punitive. The first two are called “compensatory damages” since their main purpose is the compensate the injured party for their losses associated with suffering an injury. Economic damages, as the name suggests compensate the injured party for financial losses related to their injuries such as the inability to work and medical expenses. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for more intangible losses such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. Punitive damage differs from the first two in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party. As such punitive damages can be quite severe and are not often awarded. Read additional info on www.priceattorneys.com.
Vehicle accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers are not uncommon in and around our area. These incidents can lead to severe injuries, but victims are often left going up against aggressive insurance carriers in order to obtain compensation. We handle all types of traffic accidents, including those involving traditional passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, tractor-trailers, Uber and Lyft vehicles, delivery vehicles, and more.
Employees are eligible for coverage if they are injured in an accident arising “out of the course and scope of employment,” meaning that not every injury occurring at work is covered. The injury must result from an “accident”. If an injured worker sustains a permanent injury, a doctor may assign an impairment rating to the injured body part. Compensation based on this rating is set by statute and will vary depending on the body part injured and the rating assigned by the treating physician.
Attorney Douglas A. Petho is a native of the Charlotte area who joined the firm in 1993. Since joining the firm in 1993, attorney Petho’s primary focus has been the litigation of plaintiff’s personal injury suits. He has successfully tried hundreds of cases to jury verdict involving automobile accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, animal attacks, intentional torts, and work-related accidents. He has served as a representative of the plaintiff’s bar on the Mecklenburg County District Court Rules Committee and has served as an arbitrator in numerous insurance disputes. See additional information on priceattorneys.com.