Personal Injury

Personal injuries deserve personal attention.

A personal injury claim can provide monetary compensation for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.  Our attorneys understand the deeply impactful nature of a personal injury.  We work diligently and compassionately to guide our clients through these life changing events.  Everyone knows to seek medical care after an injury, but few know what to do next.  Let us help you navigate this stressful process.  

Our Wilmington personal injury attorneys have specialized and unique expertise handling personal injury claims.  While we now focus our practice on helping injury victims, we previously defended personal injury claims for big corporations and insurance companies.  That experience helps us keep our clients one step ahead and gives us insight on how to maximize the value of a claim.

What comes next after an accident?

First things first, take care of yourself.  Get the medical treatment you need.  You may have received treatment immediately, but maybe not.  Sometimes the adrenaline from a traumatic experience can mask symptoms of an injury.  An injury may also take time to become apparent.  At the first sign of a problem, get treatment.  

You may be contacted by the insurance company for the at-fault party.  They will likely attempt to gather information about the incident that caused your injury.   In our experience, the insurance company for the at-fault party is almost certainly not trying to help you.  The insurance adjuster will often try to take a "recorded statement."  They are trying to obtain information that can be used to evaluate the exposure to their insurance policy.  More pointedly, they may be trying to get information they can use to prevent you from recovering the damages you may deserve.  Decline the recorded statement and get a lawyer.  

What will the Wilmington,NC personal injury attorneys at Horton & Mendez do for me?

We provide services that help our clients get medical care and maximize the value of their case.  Our attorneys can arrange for medical treatment through our network of respected doctors and providers.  Also, we'll do everything we can to make sure the adjuster does not create a record they can use against you.  We will also conduct an investigation on your behalf to seek out any evidence that will support your case and advance your interests.  These first steps are the foundation on which a solid personal injury case is built.  

We help our personal injury clients understand the legal landscape.  All along the way, we will keep you updated and help you assess your options.  Throughout our representation of a client, we offer our expertise and provide insights into how the insurance company may be viewing the client's case.  This helps you stay a step ahead and make well-informed decisions about what to do next.

We will fight for you.  Our attorneys will do everything we can to resolve your case quickly and favorably. However, our experience has shown that sometimes the insurance companies drag their feet or continue to deny claims that should be paid.  When that happens, we'll take the fight to them and initiate legal process to apply pressure.

Once a case is filed, we handle the heavy lifting.  At the outset, we will engage in formal discovery on your behalf.  This may include obtaining documents and other information from the at=fault party and their insurance company.  We will also work with any witnesses and experts that may be needed to prove your claims. Throughout the litigation process, our main priorities will be defending your rights, keeping you updated and prepared, and maximizing your recovery. 

Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle

Car Accidents

Electrical & Burn Injuries

Trucking Accidents 

Product Defect Claims

Workers' Compensation and Workplace Injuries

Defective & Dangerous Drugs

Boating Accidents

Premises Liability

Medical Malpractice

Deck Collapse Cases

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Pool Injury & Drowning Cases

Spinal Cord Injuries

Slip & Falls

Defamation

Motorcycle Accidents 

Wrongful Death

Catastrophic & Traumatic Injuries

We always take a hands-on approach with our personal injury clients.  We’ll investigate your case, explain the law, and keep you informed and prepared every step of the way.  If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, call us today for your free legal consultation.  There will be no attorney fees unless you recover compensation. 

How long do I have to file a claim?

The answer to that question depends.  You should contact a licensed North Carolina personal injury attorney to help make that determination based on the specific facts in your case. 

Time can be limited to file a claim.  The statute of limitations for personal injury cases is found in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-52(16).  Unless another provision applies, a claim should be filed within 3-years from the date of injury.  However, in certain cases, such as wrongful death or product liability claims, different statutes of limitations may apply.  Don't wait to seek out legal advice to help with your claim.



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