If you or someone you know has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, the attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates offer our sincerest condolences. Whether you’ve been hurt in a car accident, from medical malpractice or another kind of misfortune, a personal injury can be a traumatic experience. As Charlotte’s leading personal injury lawyers, we are here for you and ready to be your advocates.
Your Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyers
You may be ready to speak with a personal injury attorney today. If so, contact the attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates today by calling (704) 376-1911 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We have more than 60 years of combined legal experience to help you take the first step towards your recovery. You don’t have to go through this process alone, and we are ready to help answer your questions.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2015, there were approximately 1,300 car crashes in the State of North Carolina. From broken bones to skull fractures, countless personal injuries can result from a car accident.
Because a personal injury can take on many forms, the personal injury attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates handle a range of claim types, including:
A motor vehicle collision refers to a variety of accidents, including rear-end crashes, sideswipes, rollovers or head-on crashes. The nature of the wreck will determine the damage involved, both property and personal. Injuries can range from mild to severe, and it is recommended that you seek medical attention, whether the injuries seem to be serious or not. Keep in mind that some injuries can take a day or two to surface.
A workers’ compensation claim occurs when an employee is injured at work or “on the job.” Workers’ compensation does not allow for pain and suffering benefits as a motor vehicle or medical malpractice claim would. Weekly compensation, impairment benefits, medical bills and rehab assistance (depending on the injury sustained) are all covered under workers’ compensation. Each case can still have its own restrictions or exceptions.
Medical malpractice can refer to a variety of injuries, such as cerebral palsy, failure to diagnose cancer and prescribing the wrong medication. Proving medical malpractice claims can often be challenging. Showing evidence that the doctor, medical staff or hospital was negligent and that the negligence directly resulted in injury or damage can be difficult, time consuming and expensive. Seeking legal representation for this type of injury is highly recommended.
A brain injury can range from a concussion to a skull fracture. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a severe injury that can present devastating and long-term effects. Symptoms can include an inability to focus, difficulties with eye and hand coordination and increased aggressive behavior.
A premise liability occurs when a person is injured from an unsafe or defective condition on someone else’s property. In order for this type of claim to become successful, it must be proven that the property owner was negligent, which directly led to the injury or damages occurring. It must also be proven that the property owner knew the property was unsafe and failed to correct the issue.
Product liability refers to defective products on the market that have harmed or injured consumers. If a product does not meet ordinary expectations and can cause harm or danger, the manufactures or seller can be held liable for damages. Various aspects of product liability can include negligence, strict liability or breach of warranty.
Sexual assault or abuse occurs when any form of non-consensual or unwanted conduct takes place. Both women and men can be subject to these attacks, which can include derogatory name calling, threats, rape and more. Not all abuse or assault has to be sexual; acts of violence – such as domestic violence – can qualify for a personal injury claim.
A wrongful death claim can be pursued when a person dies due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct. A wrongful death can result from a car accident, medical malpractice or criminal behavior. A death must occur, and it must also be proven that the death was directly caused due to someone else’s negligence or intent to cause harm.
A personal injury claim can sometimes be complex and expensive, and includes a variety of factors that must be proven for the case to turn out successfully. Hiring a professional advocate with the knowledge and experience to assist you will help ensure a more successful, smooth and convenient process.
Benefits to Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
If you were injured because of another’s negligence, you could benefit from seeking legal representation. The attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates are intimately familiar with a wide range of personal injury cases and have decades of combined experience assisting victims just like you.
Our team is not only qualified to handle your case, but we will take care of all the details – from collecting medical records to making phone calls on your behalf. We will free up your time so you can focus on what’s most important for you: your healing. We also gather witness statements and expert testimonies to help ensure your claim is prepared fully and accurately.
When filing a personal injury claim, remember that time limits do exist. In the State of North Carolina, the statute of limitations for a personal injury case gives the injured party three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. An attorney can help make sure you meet this deadline.
Most importantly, an attorney can help determine whether or not your specific injury qualifies for a personal injury claim.
Contact a Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you know has endured a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you could be entitled to compensation. While a monetary settlement cannot undo the stress and pain you’ve had to experience, compensation can assist with expenses, including medical bills, missed wages and in the most devastating cases – funeral expenses.
Don’t suffer through this difficult time alone any longer. The attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates will fight for you!
Speak with one of our team members today by calling (704) 376-1911 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. Not only do we have the skills and drive to be your best advocates, we dedicate the time, energy and care your case deserves. Let us help you move on with your life.
Three Ways We Can Help You Today
- Help you understand your rights as they apply to your unique case
- Help you to know which medical treatments may be needed
- Help take calls and handle the paper work from insurance companies
I was involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, so I contacted the attorney that I had used in a previous case. I explained to them the situation and they advised me that there was no way that I would be able to recover anything so they would not take my case. I then contacted Charles Monnett & Associates and they accepted my case and I am happy to say that their expert staff was able to settle my case with the insurance companies for $128,000.
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Charles Monnett was very helpful and lead me through the whole legality of my case. Charles was always available and informative on this process.