When you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligent acts of another, it can be an incredibly difficult time. Not only are you dealing with physical and emotional pain, but you may also be worried about financial matters such as medical bills and lost wages. In these situations, it is important to have someone by your side who can help you understand your legal rights and the personal injury litigation process. Contacting an experienced Raleigh personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices of John M. McCabe can help get you and your family the compensation you deserve.
At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., we have been fighting for the injured and their families since 1994. As one of the most respected personal injury law firms in Raleigh, we pride ourselves in the companssion we offer clients.
Our firm handles a variety of personal injury cases for clients in and around Raleigh, North Carolina including cases involving:
Auto vehicle accidents are the most common basis for personal injury claims. Injuries can range from whiplash, lacerations, and sprains to catastrophic brain or spine injuries, paralysis, and more. These injuries can result in staggering medical and personal expenses.
Bus accident cases are complex because they often involve commercial or governmental agencies with experienced legal teams.
Bicyclists are vulnerable to injury due to their lack of protection as they ride the roadways in and around Wake County. Injuries from bicycle accidents can be minimal, severe, or fatal. Hiring a bicycle accident lawyer will ensure you get the most compensation possible.
Dog bites and attacks can be traumatic to individuals, especially children North Carolina generally holds negligent pet owners responsible for such incidents. When you hire a team experienced in dog bite injury law, you'll get the most compensation possible.
Like bicyclists and pedestrians, motorcyclists have a greater risk of severe injury or death when an accident occurs. The inattention of other drivers often causes motorcycle accidents.
Elder abuse in nursing homes is an unfortunately common occurrence. It is our passion to protect our most vulnerable citizens, the elderly.
North Carolina is known for having a high rate of pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians can suffer profound injuries when struck by vehicles in traffic due to their total lack of body protection. Even at slower speeds, individuals can be thrown several feet in a pedestrian accident resulting in severe physical damage.
Because of the weight and size of these often massive vehicles, truck accidents can be among the most dangerous. You will need a savvy truck accident lawyer to deal with any commercial trucking company’s legal team.
In the wake of a fatality that never should have occurred, you can file a wrongful death claim seeking appropriate damages. You will need one of our aggressive wrongful death attorneys that understand catastrophic injury cases to help you pursue a maximum award.
When it comes to personal injury lawsuits, having an experienced lawyer on your side can make all the difference. The Raleigh personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of John M. McCabe have a deep understanding of North Carolina laws that apply to your claim and are committed to seeking justice for those injured. Our experienced personal injury attorneys focus exclusively on personal injury law, giving them many years of experience in handling these types of claims.
A personal injury lawyer will not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we fund the entire case and only pay ourselves back if you win a settlement. This ensures we work hard for the case and that you don't have more out-of-pocket expenses.
When you have been injured by someone else, you can seek many types of compensation in a lawsuit. While every case is different, just some things you can seek are:
Other types of compensation are:
Punitive damages are a type of legal damages that a court will award in order to punish the wrongdoer for egregious misconduct or to set an example for other potential violators. They are generally in addition to any other compensatory damages that were awarded.
Economic damages are losses related to income or profits that an individual, business, government entity, or other organization experiences as a result of a legal action or other misfortune. They include both tangible and intangible losses such as lost wages, medical expenses, loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
Special damages, also known as consequential damages, are those that do not occur directly from a breach but are considered a consequence of that breach. They include economic losses such as lost profits or the cost of repair or replacement. They may also include other losses such as emotional distress due to the breach.
The Law Offices of John M. McCabe has experience seeking not just fair compensation but maximum compensation for our clients.
While there are too many injuries to mention, the most common personal injury injuries we work to compensate you for are the following:
Traumatic Brain Injuries, or TBIs, are damage to the brain caused by an external force. This can be a blow or jolt to the head, penetrating head injury, or a violent shake of the head and torso. TBIs can range from mild (such as a concussion) to severe and potentially deadly.
Back and neck injuries are types of trauma to the spine, including the muscles, nerves, ligaments, discs, and other tissues. Symptoms may include pain, numbness, and tingling in the arms or legs depending on the severity of the injury. Treatment generally includes rest, physical therapy, medications, and occasionally surgery.
Spinal injuries are damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. Such injuries can cause permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of injury.
Broken Bones or Fractures
Broken Bones or Fractures after an accident are medical emergencies in which the broken bone is cracked, splintered, or completely broken. Treatment for a fracture usually involves the use of a cast and in some cases surgery. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, and tenderness around the affected area.
Lacerations or deep cuts after an accident are a type of physical injury that occurs due to a traumatic event such as a car accident, collision, or fall which can cause severe and deep tissue damage resulting in torn or jagged flesh.
Soft tissue injuries affect the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Examples include strains, sprains, contusions (bruises), and tears.
The value of a personal injury claim is determined by many factors, including the extent of your injuries, the facts of how the accident occurred, and the insurance policies available to provide compensation.
In some cases, an accident can cause traumatic brain injuries or permanent disabilities that limit the victim’s ability to work. This can significantly affect the value of a case. Determining the exact worth of a personal injury claim is complicated and inexact. It requires careful consideration of all relevant factors in order to assess its value accurately.
As one of the leading personal injury law firms in North Carolina, The Law Offices of John M. McCabe has years of experience handling personal injury claims and can give you a general sense of what your claim may be worth once we review all the details and medical records associated with your case. We understand that this is an essential decision for you and will do our best to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your losses.
The statute of limitation in most states is two years. However, this varies if you're suing a governing authority like the city or state. Other exceptions can be the age of the injured. Make sure to call us as soon as possible so we can start your case.
Do not talk to an insurance adjuster. Their goal is to pay out the least amount possible. We understand the tactics the insurance companies will use — such as claiming you were contributorily negligent — as they attempt to deny your claim and pad their bottom line. While they search for ways to avoid responsibility for what has happened to you or your loved one, we will work diligently to hold them accountable and maximize the compensation you are entitled to. Before you talk to any insurance company, call our personal injury lawyers so we can advocate for you.
There are many variables in the time frame of a case, so this is almost impossible to answer. Most cases are settled out of court, with the two sides going back and forth to reach a settlement. Each back and forth has an amount of time the other side is allowed to wait to respond. Some lawyers quickly respond to a counter; others wait until the last minute. It also takes time to build your case and gather the evidence, witness statements, and experts we might need. It's safe to assume that complex cases will take longer while straightforward cases will settle in a shorter time.
Unfortunately, it would be best if you covered all bills until the case is settled. This includes medical bills and everyday bills. It goes a long way to contact the companies you owe money to and explain to them what's going on. Many bill collectors will work with you and even waive late fees. Keep track of all late fees and any time you take to work with bill collectors.
Yes, it would be best if you had an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle your case. We will work hard for the most compensation possible for you and your family. Contact us today.
Contributory negligence is a legal doctrine that states that if an individual contributes even partially to the situation or event which results in their injury, they may not be able to recover damages from the other party. A court will typically examine how much each individual was at-fault for an accident when deciding whether a person can recover damages. North Carolina is one of the few states that follow the contributory negligence doctrine.
Before speaking to anyone from the insurance company, contact us today for a free consultation. We will take care of your legal issues and keep you informed about the status of your case while you focus on getting back on your feet.