Regardless of the issue that you are facing, trying to navigate the legal system and protect your interests may be challenging, particularly if you have never been involved in a lawsuit or legal action. At the Olsinski Law Firm, we make it our priority to treat each client with the focused and dedicated representation that they need. Our Concord and Charlotte personal injury attorneys fight for the rights of accident victims. We also can represent North Carolina residents who need a criminal defense or family law attorney. Regardless of your situation, we are prepared to help you emerge from the legal process in a way that protects your interests and allows you to move forward with your life.Personal Injury
Personal injury lawsuits may result from a wide variety of accidents, including car crashes, truck accidents, and slip and falls. In any of these cases, a victim will need to show that the party responsible for their injuries acted negligently in causing the accident. Negligence is a legal term that describes the appropriate precautions that apply to any given situation. Drivers are expected to obey traffic rules and stay alert to their surroundings, while stores and restaurants are supposed to clean spills and maintain their property for customers.
After proving that the defendant failed to meet the applicable standard of care, the plaintiff will need to show that the accident was a foreseeable result of the defendant’s carelessness. This issue of causation is important because victims will not be able to recover compensation if they were in any way responsible for the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney at our Charlotte and Concord firm can help you assess your claim and gather evidence that places the fault for your injuries where it belongs.Criminal Defense and DWI
Our tenacious criminal defense lawyers are prepared to assist you with fighting a criminal charge or protecting your rights during an investigation in which you are involved. A common type of charge that a North Carolina resident may face is a DWI (driving while impaired). According to North Carolina law, a driver who operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08% or higher is guilty of DWI. To measure an individual’s BAC, field sobriety and breathalyzer tests are often used on the scene. There are highly specific procedures that officers are supposed to follow when administering these exams, and an error in the process may lead to the result being suppressed and the charge being dropped. It is also possible that the officer may not have had a sufficient reason to stop the driver, which would prevent the prosecution from using anything that happened during the stop.
Other examples of charges that our lawyers handle include vehicular manslaughter, disorderly conduct, drug crimes like possession, and theft-related crimes. Before you speak to anyone regarding your charge, it is essential that you contact a seasoned criminal defense lawyer who can protect your rights at all times.Family Law
Family dynamics are complicated and emotional. Whether you are contemplating getting a divorce or dealing with domestic violence, our skilled team of family law professionals is prepared to assist you with your legal needs. Family law encompasses a wide variety of situations, including custody battles and spousal support disputes. If all of the parties involved are in agreement about what should happen upon a divorce, such as the division of assets and custody of children, the legal process may be relatively straightforward. However, when there are disagreements, the process may take much longer and likely will involve a court proceeding.
In a divorce proceeding or custody dispute, the court will need to issue a final order allocating rights and responsibilities between the parties. In a domestic violence situation, the victim may seek a protective order that establishes limitations on the defendant’s contact with and proximity to the victim. For many people, knowing the first step to take or feeling confident in discussing a sensitive situation may be difficult. We can provide you with the compassionate and discreet legal counsel that you need.Workers' Compensation
Workers’ compensation injuries can cause physical and psychological trauma. An injured worker is entitled to receive wage-loss benefits while they are out of work treating for their injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies often do not provide all benefits to which an injured worker is entitled to receive. An employer may try to an injured worker back to work before they have recovered from their injuries. Our workers’ compensation attorney will help you fight to ensure you receive all workers’ compensation benefits permitted by the law.
To establish a compensable workers’ compensation claim, an injured worker must prove they sustained an injury by accident or contracted an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of their employment. The injured worker may then have to establish their right to receive wage-loss and medical benefits. Our board-certified workers’ compensation specialist at the Olsinski Law Firm is prepared to assist you with establishing your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits.Consult a Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer in Charlotte or Concord
One of the most important things that you can do when facing a legal issue is consult with a seasoned attorney whom you trust. At the Olsinski Law Firm, we have provided assistance to people dealing with a wide variety of legal matters in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties, including in Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Cornelius, Davidson, Pineville, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Midland, and Mount Pleasant. Our Concord and Charlotte personal injury attorneys know what your family and you are going through, and we can ensure that you are guided through each stage of the legal process with confidence. To schedule a free consultation*, contact us online or call us in Charlotte at 704-405-2580 or in Concord at 704-918-4747. Our firm also can represent North Carolina residents who need a criminal defense lawyer or representation in a divorce proceeding.
- Personal Injury
- Criminal Defense
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
- Family Law
- Immigration Law
- Workers' Compensation