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Practice Areas

This page focuses on the practice areas our firm generally handles. 

Auto Accident InjuriesAuto Accident Injuries

Having a Carolina personal injury attorney that understands both liability law and how the car insurance companies operate is a must to get the compensation you deserve. Maybe you need info from an I-26, 40, 77, 85 or 95 personal injury lawyer in North Carolina.  Be sure to download our "Best Guide to Car Accident Injuries in North Carolina ." It provides important tips and information about what you need to do after suffering a serous personal injury in a Carolina car or truck wreck that was caused by someone else's carelessness.  We have some answers.

Boat/Watercraft AccidentsBoat/Watercraft Accidents

This page is devoted to North and South Carolina boat accident injury law. When recreational boats and people on personal watercrafts throw caution to the wind, or consume large quantities of alcohol, serious accidents can occur. If someone is seriously hurt in the open water and the accident was caused by another person's carelesness, the victim should speak to a Carolina (NC/SC) boat accident lawyer right away. 








 

Brain Damage/Head InjuriesBrain Damage/Head Injuries

A traumatic brain injury can change your life forever. You may lose vast portions of your memory, have difficulty thinking and performing basic tasks, and you may even have trouble speaking. If you suffered a TBI in an accident caused by another person or a company, read on to learn what legal options may be available to you.

Bus Accident Injuries

If you are looking for a Noth Carolina injury lawyer to help you with your claim stemming from an accident involving a bus, train, boat, or plane, this is page is for you. These types of accidents can get complicated since you may be dealing with city or state-operated transit vehicles and the types of insurance are different. This is where we can help you. Let us haggle with the claims adjusters and insurance companies. You should focus on recuperating from your injury. View our mass transit accident page to learn more.

Crashes Caused by TrucksCrashes Caused by Trucks

Accidents involving large, commercial trucks can get complicated and you are usually going up against a big truck company with well-trained claims adjusters and defense lawyers. This is where our North Carolina law firm comes in. We have taken big rig, semi, tractor trailer/truck injury cases all the way to a jury trial, using multiple experts, and we have handled such trials in multiple states. We understand their tricks of the trade and will fight to get the compensation you need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and damage done to your vehicle. Be sure to download our "Best Guide to Truck Accident Injuries." Learn about the different types of insurance that may be available to recover damages and the federal requirements all truckers and truck companies must adhere to.

Dangerous Drugs/Medical Product RecallsDangerous Drugs/Medical Product Recalls

Hundreds of medical devices, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are recalled every year and people suffer terrible complications and side effects as a result. If you or a loved one has suffered adverse effects from a prescription drug, or a medical or consumer device or product, check out this page to learn what legal options may be available to you. In some instances, the drug companies which produce these dangerous drugs or medical devices knew about the potential side effects and simply neglected to tell anyone. This is just plain wrong and we will take these big companies to court if this is the case.

Low T Drug Injury

This page focuses on Low T drug injuries. Many men who were prescribed drugs such as Androgel, Androderm, Testim, etc. are now suffering life-threatening side effects like heart attack, stroke, blood clot, etc. There is even multidistrict litigation associated with these drugs. To learn more, review this page.

Medical Malpractice/Doctor MistakesMedical Malpractice/Doctor Mistakes

If you're looking for information about medical negligence and surgical errors, take a moment to review this page. We have free special reports you can download entitled "The Top 10 Tips from Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers" and the "Top 5 Surgical Errors and What You Can Do To NOT Become a Victim." Get these free reports and then take a moment to view our videos and read our articles on this serious and complex area of personal injury law.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

This page contains important information about what to do if you suspect a loved one is being abused or neglected at a nursing home.

Railroad Injury/FELARailroad Injury/FELA

Our North Carolina law firm has represented dozens of railroad workers who werre seriously injured on the job. In fact, we have earned the reputation as a fearless advocate for railroad worker's rights and taking on the big railroad companies. To learn more, check out our free consumer guides - "The Railroad Worker's FELA Rights" and "What Claim Agents Won't Tell You...But You Must Know."

 

North Carolina Railroad - FELA Accident Attorneys

Serious Injuries - GeneralSerious Injuries - General

This page is filled with a myriad of in-depth legal articles, videos, blogs, and frequently asked questions about serious injuries and what you can do to ensure you are properly compensated. After you've had a chance to review the information on this page regarding serious injuries such as electric shock, amputated or paralyzed limbs and factory/industrial injuries and accidents, take a moment to give our office a call for a free, no-hassle consultation to allow us to evaluate whether your potential case meets our criteria. Or, you can fill out the quick contact form on the right side of the screen.

Slips, Trips & Falls

Slip, trip, and fall accidents are very common. For example, someone is walking inside a store and slips on a wet surface or they're walking outside their apartment complex and trip due to an unmarked drainage hole. The injuries sustained can be quite severe including torn knee ligaments, lower back injuries, and head injuries. Check out this page to learn what legal options may be available to you.

Workers' Compensation - Workplace Injuries

This page provides information about our firm's workers' compensation practice. We have a wide variety of workers' comp claims including occupational disease claims. Randy Appleton is the firm's go-to workers' comp attorney.

Wrongful DeathWrongful Death

Losing a loved one in an accident caused by someone else's carelessness is one of the most heartbreaking, tragic events anyone has to struggle with. First and foremost, we are very sorry for the loss you have suffered. You may not want to even think about pursuing damages in a wrongful death case, and that's where we come in. Let us take that burden off your shoulders. We will work tirelessly to pursue justice on behalf of your lost loved one.

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