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In an instant, someone else’s negligence or recklessness can rob you of your ability to make a living, provide for your family, take care of yourself, and enjoy the life you once had. When you suffer a catastrophic injury, the daily pain, emotional damage, reduced function and mobility, lost income, and growing medical expenses can be devastating.
But establishing blame and recovering compensation isn’t easy. Even if another party’s fault is obvious, without an experienced lawyer on your side, you’re no match for insurance companies that will do anything to pay out as little as possible.
To win your case and get the justice you deserve, you need an attorney who has successfully handled many of the same or similar claims. Whether you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, by a defective product, a slip and fall, or while in a nursing home, if and how much compensation you obtain can come down to the skill of the attorney representing you.
The lawyers at Ricci Law Firm have 60 years of combined experience successfully pursuing personal injury cases in Fayetteville and across North Carolina. We know what it takes to get the best outcome available.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
The legal team at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers has seen it all. For decades, we have been helping our clients obtain maximum compensation in all types of personal injury cases. Some of the most common matters we handle include:
- Auto accidents.
- Boating accidents.
- Bus accidents.
- Catastrophic injuries.
- Defective medical devices.
- Drunk driving accidents.
- Motorcycle accidents.
- Nursing home abuse.
- Pedestrian accidents.
- Premises liability.
- Product liability.
- Social security disability.
- Truck accidents.
Damages in a Fayetteville Personal Injury Case
Most personal injury damages fall into two categories: economic and non-economic. Although economic damages, such as medical bills and lost income, are easier to calculate, non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, often make up the most significant part of the settlement. Besides compensatory damages, North Carolina allows for punitive damages when the plaintiff (the injured party) can prove the defendant (the at-fault party) engaged in “willful and wanton” misconduct.
Compensatory damages vary widely based on the type and severity of your injuries, as well as any associated property damage, and may include:
- Medical expenses, current and future
- Lost wages, current and future
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Alternative transportation costs
North Carolina also allows for punitive damages when the plaintiff (the injured party) can prove the defendant (the at-fault party) engaged in “willful and wanton” misconduct. A judge or jury’s punitive damages award cannot exceed three times the amount of compensatory damages or $250,000, whichever is more.
Wrongful Death Claims in Fayetteville
Losing a family member or loved one is always tragic, worse when a preventable accident is to blame. Children are denied a parent’s love, spouses wake up without a partner, and families lose a wage earner’s financial support.
Nothing can restore the life of a loved one killed by another’s misconduct, but damages can make up for some of the hurt.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, the deceased person’s estate sues the defendant in the place of the decedent, and the personal representative usually initiates the action on behalf of the surviving family members (such as the spouse, kids, siblings, and parents) and any other heirs.
How a Fayetteville Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Think of all the things needed to prove a personal injury case — police reports, medical records, witness interviews and statements, accident reconstructions, input from experts, etc. Collecting all the evidence takes time, money, and maybe a subpoena.
Besides proving your case, you must disprove the opposing party’s case. That happens formally in court, at depositions, and during mediation or arbitration, but also informally when dealing with the other side’s insurance company and lawyers.
The personal injury attorneys at Ricci Law Firm handle these tasks and navigate these obstacles for you. Plus, because we work on a contingency basis, you don’t pay a fee unless we recover compensation for you.
At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, we will evaluate the details of your case, determine fault, calculate damages, gather evidence to substantiate your claim, and negotiate for the maximum compensation available. Although we always strive to settle out of court, we’re ready to go to trial if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached.
Contact a Fayetteville Personal Injury Lawyer Today
After an injury accident, healing should be your only focus. That’s why you need to call us. Our skilled legal counsel has an impressive history of negotiating favorable settlements, winning courtroom verdicts, and obtaining the best possible result.
Contact our Fayetteville law office today for a free, confidential consultation to learn how we can help you.