Personal injury law protects innocent people when careless, reckless or deliberate acts or omissions cause preventable harm. For more than a decade, the Carolina Law Group has provided determined and dynamic representation for personal injury victims. With offices in New Bern and Beaufort, attorney Tommy Kellis and his team fight for people hurt in vehicle accidents, falls on unsafe surfaces and other incidents. Our firm also litigates wrongful death actions when negligence or improper conduct results in a fatality. No matter who the defendant might be, we can help you recover full compensation for your losses.
Most personal injury claims arise from acts of negligence that cause harm. Our attorneys most often manage cases alleging damages from:
We accept injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no upfront legal fees and do not pay us until you receive compensation from a settlement or a court verdict.
Most personal injury claims involve insurance coverage. A defendant’s insurer can be very aggressive in trying to settle your claim for much less than the amount of damages you deserve. If you try to represent yourself, you’re in for a great deal of frustration, which usually includes lowball offers and long delays in communication.
Injury victims represented by attorneys generally recover much more from defendants than claimants who represent themselves, even after deducting legal fees. Many cases are resolved through settlement, which spares each side the time, expense and uncertainty associated with trials. Our experience in this area ensures that you understand what type of financial recovery is typical in a case such as yours, so you can make informed decisions about how to proceed.
An attorney at our firm can help you overcome one of the greatest obstacles to accident recovery: North Carolina’s contributory negligence law. This strict standard bars a victim who is even one percent of the blame for an accident from recovering any compensation at all. Insurance companies often use this law to pressure claimants into accepting a settlement that is much less than they deserve. But when you have an accomplished trial lawyer on your side, the insurer knows it can’t use cheap tactics. They must negotiate in good faith. We’ll counter baseless claims that you are at fault and vigorously pursue damages for:
North Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases. Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years. However, it’s always best to hire an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Once retained, we begin investigating and preserving evidence to strengthen your case. Waiting until a year or more goes by means that physical evidence may have been lost or destroyed and witnesses’ memories may have faded. For decisive action and a stronger case, it’s imperative that you contact us as quickly as possible.
The Carolina Law Group represents area clients in a full range of personal injury and wrongful death matters. Please call 252-672-2059 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our offices. We have locations in New Bern and Beaufort.