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Concord Personal Injury Lawyers

Respected Cabarrus County Personal Injury Law Firm Helping Accident Victims Seek Justice and Fair Compensation

In a split second, an accident can change your life. One minute, you’re going about your day as you normally do, and suddenly, your world is turned upside down. And, while we refer to these events as “accidents,” in reality, most of them are caused by another’s negligence. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, slip and fall, or any other type of preventable accident, the dedicated Concord personal injury lawyers at the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, are here to help.

At the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we’ve been representing accident victims for decades, and we know that the financial toll of an accident only adds to your challenges. At the same time, we don’t think it’s fair that you end up with the financial burden, which is why we aggressively pursue compensation on behalf of accident victims from negligent parties and their insurance companies.

What Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

A personal injury lawsuit is a civil claim filed by someone who was hurt in an accident that they believe was caused by another person’s negligence. This word, “negligence,” is at the heart of personal injury law. To succeed in a Concord personal injury lawsuit, you’ll need to prove that the other party was legally negligent.

Common Personal Injury Cases in Concord, NC

Concord is situated about 20 miles north of Charlotte, where many drivers commute to work each day. Concord also sits right near the intersection of two of the area’s largest highways: I-85 and I-485. Given this reality, it’s no surprise that motor vehicle collisions are among the most common types of personal injury cases in Concord.

However, other than car accidents, truck crashes and motorcycle wrecks, the following are also commonly occurring accidents in Concord:

At the Olsinski Law Firm, our Concord personal injury attorneys are dedicated to advocating on behalf of anyone who was hurt because of someone else’s negligent actions.

How Do You Prove Negligence in North Carolina?

Every state creates its own personal injury laws; however, for the most part, they are all very similar. In North Carolina, there are four elements to negligence, each of which must be established.

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care.
  • The defendant violated that duty of care through some action or inaction.
  • The defendant’s breach of the duty owed to you caused the accident.
  • You suffered economic or non-economic damages as a result.
Fault Laws in North Carolina

One of the most daunting aspects of a North Carolina personal injury case is the fact that the state continues to keep its old contributory fault law on the books. Contributory fault is a legal doctrine that prevents anyone who was even the least bit negligent from pursuing a personal injury case against any other negligent party. Thus, under this rule, if you were just 5 percent responsible for a motorcycle accident, you wouldn’t be able to recover a penny even though the other driver was 95 percent at fault.

While North Carolina’s contributory fault law is a challenge, it doesn’t prevent as many of our clients from obtaining compensation as you might think. This is because our Concord personal injury lawyers are adept at favorably positioning our clients’ cases from the outset, decreasing the likelihood of the defendant or their insurance company successfully relying on a contributory fault defense.

Have You Been Injured in a Preventable Accident?

If you or a loved one is still recovering from an accident that was caused by another’s negligence, give the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, a call to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers are compassionate advocates who know how to play hardball with the insurance company, holding them to what’s right. And because we’re experienced litigators, insurance companies know that we’ll take your case to trial if we don’t reach an agreement, adding incentive for the insurance company to settle your case. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with one of our Charlotte personal injury lawyers, give us a call at 704-405-2580. You can also reach our Cabarrus County injury attorneys at 704-918-4747. We represent clients in Charlotte, Concord and Kannapolis, as well as throughout Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Rowan, and Union Counties.

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