Discover truck accidents & personal injury legal assistance in Charlotte Keep a diary of all of your complaints and limitations on your physical activities. This will help you remember details many months later when you are required to provide a statement or testify about how your injuries impacted your daily life. Start thinking about the witnesses you may need in the future. It may be necessary someday to have friends, neighbors or co-workers testify regarding your disability and pain and suffering. Read additional information at priceattorneys.com/truck-accidents. 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.
Vehicle accidents occur at alarming rates throughout the state of North Carolina. Unfortunately, these incidents can occur between multiple vehicles as well as incidents involving vehicles versus pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. Accidents involving large commercial trucks can be devastating for those inside traditional passenger vehicles. Often, these incidents are caused by the careless or negligent actions of truck drivers or trucking companies. Our team strives to secure full compensation for our clients, and we are not afraid to stand up to well-funded trucking companies in the process.
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.
In North Carolina, the employer is responsible for: Medical care- Workers’ compensation provides for payment of medical expenses, including hospital and rehabilitation services, prescription medication and travel expenses. The injured worker may also be entitled reimbursement of travel expenses to treatment facilities at the rate of 50.5 Cents ($0.505) per mile, provided that travel is 20 miles or more per round trip. Lost wages- Lost wages are paid after the first seven days of disability and are calculated at the rate of two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wages. These benefits are referred to as “Temporary Total Disability” or TTD and “Temporary Partial Disability” or TPD.
Our motto “the knowledge and experience you need” is not merely a catchphrase. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience in personal injury claims. Our staff consists of former insurance adjusters, assistant district attorneys, and experienced litigators. The firm has successfully litigated thousands of cases and recovered over $200 million on our client’s behalf. Few attorneys in Charlotte have tried over 300 cases to juries, but each attorney at Price Petho & Associates possess over 25 years of individual experience. By understanding the practices and strategies that work best in court, we are equipped to help our clients get the restitution they deserve. We offer free consultations, so you can learn more about your case without any obligation. Additionally, we earn no fee unless we help you recover compensation. Find more info at priceattorneys.com.