Personal Injury

Personal Injury Attorney Services for the High Point, NC, Area

Attorneys dedicated to your physical and financial recovery

If you or a loved one has suffered any physical, emotional, or financial damages as the result of another’s negligence, you have a right to take legal action by filing a personal injury claim. Scott Law Offices represents victims throughout the Piedmont area of North Carolina in a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car crashes — We manage litigation for all types of auto accidents, especially those resulting in catastrophic injury caused by drunk or distracted drivers. Motorists, passengers and pedestrians can trust our firm to pursue the maximum possible damage awards.
  • Bus and truck accidents — Commercial bus and tractor-trailer wrecks can cause massive damage and severe injuries. Our firm has the experience and resources to fight large insurance companies to achieve excellent results.
  • Motorcycle accidents — Motorcycle riders can have a difficult time proving the other driver was at fault. We investigate your accident thoroughly to build the most compelling case possible.
  • Premises liability — A landlord’s liability can extend to numerous injury scenarios, such as dog bites, slip and fall accidents, swimming pool accidents and firearms accidents.
  • Workplace accidents —If you are hurt on the job, you don’t necessarily have to settle for workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on the facts of your accident, you may have grounds for a negligence lawsuit against a third party. We represent workers hurt in construction accidents or workplace accidents involving defective equipment.
Our dedicated attorneys know North Carolina law inside and out. We examine the totality of the facts and explore every avenue for your recovery.

Personal injury attorneys experienced in dealing with insurance companies

When you’ve been in an accident, the insurance company may contact you directly and try to settle your case, but don’t expect an insurer to offer full value for your losses. If another person is at fault, you are entitled to receive compensation for:
  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription drug costs
  • Lost wages
  • Job retraining
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
You are under no obligation to accept any settlement the insurance company offers you. And you should never give a recorded statement to an insurance company about your injuries or how your accident happened without first talking to a good accident lawyer.

Our personal injury attorneys negotiate aggressively with the insurance company on your behalf. If necessary, our injury lawyers will take your case to court and present to the jury the physical, emotional, and financial effects your accident and injuries have had on your life.

Representing your motor vehicle accident liability claim

Auto accidents can cause serious and sometimes devastating injuries. These can range from cuts, bruises, and soft tissue injuries to catastrophic injuries including head, neck, spinal cord and brain injuries. After a car crash injury, it’s natural to have questions such as:
  • What do I say to the insurance company?
  • How do I pay for my medical bills?
  • How do I know if I am getting everything I deserve?
These are some of the questions people injured in auto accidents ask themselves. The lawyers at Scott Law Offices can help by providing answers to these questions, offering advice regarding your legal rights and remedies when you are involved in a car accident or any other type of accident.

High Point Auto Accident Attorneys Protect Your Rights

Personal service and aggressive litigation deliver results

More than 108,000 people were injured and 1,260 were killed in more than 220,000 reported vehicle crashes in North Carolina in 2013. If you are injured in a car accident, you may face a long, painful recovery and struggle to pay medical bills while you’re unable to work. At Scott Law Offices, we understand the enormous stress you’re under. We provide the personal service that gives you peace of mind and aggressive litigation that delivers positive results.

Distraction, speed and alcohol lead causes of NC accidents

Common causes of North Carolina auto accidents include distraction, excessive speed and alcohol consumption. Driver distraction is a self-reported statistic, so numbers are not necessarily reliable, but in 2013, 22.4 percent of North Carolina crashes involved a driver who admitted to being distracted. Thirty-one percent of all fatalities involved speeding. More than 10,000 crashes in 2013 were connected to alcohol consumption above the legal limit. Thirty-two percent of all crashes and 31 percent of fatalities were alcohol related.

Understanding auto insurance laws in North Carolina

North Carolina requires all drivers to carry liability insurance in at least the following amounts:

  • $30,000 for bodily injury liability, per person per accident
  • $60,000 of bodily injury liability total per accident
  • $25,000 of property damage liability, per accident
Many drivers carry more coverage, because these minimum levels are often not sufficient for a serious accident. However, many drivers defy the law and carry no insurance at all: the Insurance Information Institute estimates that 9.1 percent of North Carolina drivers are uninsured. If you get into an accident with an uninsured driver, you may have to make a claim against your own insurance company, provided you have uninsured motorist coverage.

Steps to take immediately after an accident in North Carolina

Immediately after an auto accident, it’s difficult to think clearly, especially if you or one of your passengers has been seriously injured. However, there are basic steps you must take:

  • Get to a safe place — If your car can move, get it to the shoulder of the road. If the car cannot move, you’ve got to make your car visible by dropping road flairs or fluorescent triangles. Don’t drop road flairs where fuel is leaking. Always be careful leaving your car in traffic.
  • Call for assistance — Use your cellphone to notify police and request an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  • Get identifying information from the other driver —You don’t necessarily want to engage with the other driver, especially if you suspect he or she is under the influence. But at the minimum, you should record the license plate number, make and model of the car and get a description of the driver.
  • Preserve evidence — Take photos of the accident scene, damage to both vehicles and any injuries. Ask the police how to obtain an accident report.
  • Seek medical care — Go to the emergency room and get yourself checked. Adrenaline following an accident can often mask injuries. Injuries to soft tissues may not set in for hours.
  • Call an attorney — The sooner you contact a lawyer, the better. Your attorney can act to preserve evidence, making your case stronger in the long run.
Never attempt to deal directly with an at-fault driver’s insurance company. To get the full compensation you deserve, it’s always better to have professional legal representation.

Let our High Point, NC accident attorneys evaluate your case for free

Scott Law Offices provides free consultations and case evaluations following auto accidents. Learn how our experienced and dedicated injury attorneys can help you obtain full compensation for your losses. Call us at 888-983-0417 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Premises Liability Attorneys Litigate Slip and Fall Injuries in High Point, NC

Holding property owners and others accountable for hazardous conditions

Premises liability law in North Carolina is based on the principle that landlords or tenants who control property have a duty to make that property reasonably safe for visitors. Therefore, a landlord is liable when any hazardous condition that he knew or should have known about, that was not open and obvious to a visitor, causes harm to that visitor. At Scott Law Offices, our attorneys represent people from all walks of life who suffered premises liability injuries, ranging from slip and fall accidents to dog bites. We give personalized attention to every case and fight aggressively to deliver the best results possible.

Common venues for slip and fall accidents in North Carolina

A slip and fall accident can occur anywhere: private residences, public property, business venues, or transportation services. Naturally, most such accidents occur in highly trafficked areas such as the following:
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping malls
  • Theme parks
  • Parking lots
  • Bus and train stations
  • Entertainment venues
The reasons a slip and fall occurs vary, but the common factor is an unsafe condition that was hidden from the victim, such as:
  • Broken handrails
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Potholes
  • Loose tiles
  • Slick, wet surfaces
Landlords are generally not liable for an open and obvious hazard or hazards they have marked with signage. But factors such as inadequate lighting can hide an obvious hazard from a visitor’s view, making the landlord liable for injury.

Common injuries from slip and fall accidents in North Carolina

A sudden slip resulting in a fall onto a hard surface can cause numerous types of serious personal injuries. Common slip and fall injuries include:
  • Concussion or brain injury
  • Fractured wrists, hips or coccyx
  • Compressed vertebra or ruptured disc
  • Torn ligaments or joint cartilage
These are serious injuries that require determined legal representation. A premises liability case can be difficult to make, so be sure to select an attorney who has the experience and knowledge necessary to deliver the results you need.

Contact our High Point, NC attorneys for slip and fall accident representation

Scott Law Offices provides free consultations and case evaluations following premises liability accidents. Our experienced and dedicated injury attorneys are ready to help you obtain full compensation. Call us at 888-983-0417 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.
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