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Types of Cases That a Durham Personal Injury Attorney Handles
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Many people don’t realize that personal injury attorneys handle more than car accident cases. A personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you need any time you suffer an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. At Martin & Jones, we are a full-service injury law firm focused on helping injured North Carolinians get fair compensation for their injuries. No matter what type of accident caused your injury, a Durham personal injury attorney from Martin & Jones will have the knowledge, skill, and experience you need.  

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice arises whenever a hospital, doctor, or other medical professional fails to provide a service that meets the standard of care. Medical malpractice can result in serious harm, suffering, and even death due to improper diagnoses, medication errors, or surgical errors. Unfortunately, because they are so technical, these cases are very difficult for non-lawyers to pursue on their own. 

If you believe that you or your family member has suffered harm due to medical malpractice, a Durham injury lawyer who handles medical malpractice cases can give you the help you need. From gathering vital evidence to arranging expert testimony to support your claim, they will have the experience and knowledge you need to get results. 

Product Liability Cases

Product liability cases are those claims where a dangerous or defective product has injured someone. To pursue a product liability claim, you need to prove that you were injured by a product that was unreasonably dangerous when used for its intended purpose. There are many ways that a product can be defective – it may be due to a design error, a manufacturing error, or inadequate instructions or warnings. It can be challenging to identify the precise way in which the product was rendered defective, but this is a critical element in your claim. To further complicate matters, the opposing party in these cases are usually corporate entities that are unlikely to admit fault. For these reasons, you need a Durham injury lawyer who can help you prove your case so that you can get the compensation you deserve. 

Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Scooter Accidents

Motorists have a legal obligation to share the road with all other users, including walkers, cyclists, and others. Unfortunately, many motorists don’t know the law when it comes to sharing the road, or they simply fail to drive safely. Cyclists, pedestrians, and other users face incredible risks when on our roadways, and in the event of an accident, are very likely to suffer severe, life-changing injuries. An accident can leave you unable to work or even facing long-term disability. 

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists also face special hazards when out on the roadways. Because they are comparatively smaller and lighter than the average passenger vehicle, motorcyclists face a much higher risk of suffering severe injuries and even death in the event of an accident. In addition, many motorcyclists are often blamed for the accident, even when the other driver’s negligence caused the accident. If you are a motorcyclist who has been injured in an accident, we recommend that you talk to a Durham personal injury attorney with experience in handling motorcycle accident cases. 

Premises Liability Claims

Property owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their property is safe for customers, guests, or other visitors. Property owners can fail to meet this obligation in many ways, including providing inadequate security, failing to meet building or occupancy codes, or simply failing to maintain the property. If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are a type of premises liability claim but focus specifically on situations where someone is injured due to a fall. These are often the result of the property owner’s negligent maintenance but can also be the result of failing to warn guests and visitors of known hazards. 

Boating Accidents

While boating is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, it also poses significant hazards to people on the boat and others. Unlike motor vehicles, there are far fewer rules for piloting a boat and lax enforcement. As a result, careless and even reckless behavior is far more common on the water than on the roads. That said, the causes of boat accidents are often the same – speeding, boating while distracted, or boating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you have been injured while out on the water, you need a Durham injury lawyer who has experience with boat accident claims and knows how to handle your case.   

Accidents Involving Large Trucks and Other Commercial Vehicles

Accidents involving trucks or other commercial vehicles can also be complicated – the driver, as well as their employer, may be responsible for causing the accident. Trucking companies and other commercial transportation services are subject to laws and regulations that impose specific requirements intended to keep other drivers safe. An experienced Durham injury lawyer will know the applicable laws and be able to identify when the driver’s or their employer’s negligence caused your accident. 

Car Accidents 

Car accidents may be the most common type of accident case a Durham injury lawyer handles. And while these cases may be common, each fatal car accident has its own unique set of facts and challenges. Even if the other driver is obviously at fault, you will still need to prove your case and navigate the insurance claim process. We help our clients get compensation for their losses, including their medical bills, pain, and suffering, and lost income. 

Work with a Durham Personal Injury Attorney at Martin & Jones

At Martin & Jones, we’ve been helping injured people across the state of North Carolina since 1982. We have extensive experience in handling all types of personal injury claims. More importantly, we understand the challenges you face when you have been seriously injured. To discuss your case with a Durham injury lawyer who knows how to get results, contact us today at 800-662-1234 to schedule a free consultation.

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The law firm you choose makes a difference. If you are the victim of an accident or an illness that someone else caused, the North Carolina personal injury law firm of Martin & Jones has the depth of experience, skills and sensitivity to make your road to recovery as smooth as possible. Whether you have experience with the legal system or have never hired a medical malpractice or personal injury lawyer before, our attorneys and staff will do our best to answer your questions, provide clear advice and prepare you and your family for what to expect. If you would like more information or to meet with one of our attorneys, please fill out the form below or call us at 800.662.1234.