GRIMES YEOMAN Personal Injury services:

Car Accidents

Unfortunately, many people will experience a car accident as a driver or a passenger in their lifetimes. Motor vehicle accidents can involve a car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle. Car accidents affect people of all walks of life and happen in all different types of locations. Fatal Car Accidents can occur on rural North Carolina roads or in busy cities like Charlotte. Car accident injuries can also range from mild to severe. In some instances, car accidents cause the death of passengers or drivers involved.


If you have suffered any injuries in a car accident you might be entitled to compensation. In North Carolina, when someone’s negligent or reckless driving causes the car accident that results in injuries, the injured party may be entitled to seek compensation. Successful plaintiffs are entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and pain, and suffering.


Our car accident attorneys have extensive experience representing car accident victims. We have represented clients who have suffered from all types of injuries, ranging from mild to severe. We understand that when you have suffered an injury resulting from a car accident, you need to receive compensation for your injuries. If you have had to take time off of work and you have experienced mounting medical bills, it is helpful to receive payment as quickly as possible.

Truck Accidents

We are advocates for victims of Big Rig, 18-wheeler truck accidents. When a truck is involved in an accident, the damage is likely to be substantial because of the vehicle’s size. A truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds while the average passenger car generally weighs 3,000 to 5,000 pounds. After a truck accident, you do not want to trust your future to an attorney who cannot effectively handle your personal injury claim. A great lawyer can make the difference between receiving the benefits you deserve and getting a settlement that does not fairly compensate you for your injuries.


Our attorneys thoroughly investigate and analyze all truck and auto accident claims in order to understand what happened and who was at fault for the accident. There are rules and regulations designed to reduce the chances of truck driver-related mistakes occurring. For example, the FMCSA has imposed maximum hours-of-service limits on drivers in an attempt to reduce driver fatigue and the FMCSA requires regular inspections of trucks to potentially limit maintenance problems. 


 Unfortunately, drivers don’t always follow the rules and mistakes are still made. We review log books, computer info, accident reports, and other evidence to see exactly who was negligent in your accident. We will also look at your injuries to see what level of compensation is necessary, especially if those injuries require continuing medical care. We will assess all areas of liability and work hard to hold all appropriate parties accountable. 

Traumatic Brain Injury

 The brain is delicate, which means a sudden blow or jolt to the head can do serious harm — even when the skull is not fractured in any way. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer, and it can be particularly difficult to diagnose.  A TBI is a trauma to the head that causes brain damage. The trauma could be a skull fracture, a concussion, or the experience of having one’s head suddenly shaken back and forth or side to side. TBI can result from nearly any type of vehicle accident, ranging from serious rear-end collisions to rollovers and semi-truck accidents. The amount of force placed on the human body by a vehicle collision can often result in serious brain damage. 


 Once you’ve sought out medical assessment and treatment, our North Carolina brain injury lawyers are ready to help you develop your case. 

Workplace Accidents

 Being injured at work can leave you with extensive medical bills and reduced ability to work, if at all. In North Carolina, laws are in place to make sure you are able to pay these bills, recover lost wages, and obtain disability benefits if returning to work isn’t possible. 


 Even though the state of North Carolina has these laws in place, many employers and insurance companies still fail to offer the necessary benefits to cover your losses. If you or a loved one was injured at work, turn to our experienced workplace accident lawyers for counsel and support. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers have helped many injured workers claim the monetary damages and benefits that they deserve after an on-the-job accident. 

Slip and Fall

 Slip and falls are responsible for around 1 million emergency room visits every year. These types of injuries are also the leading cause of workers’ comp claims and the top cause of occupational injuries among those aged 15 to 24. Slip and falls can cause very serious injuries resulting in significant costs, with the estimated price tag for employee slip and fall accidents totaling around $70 million each year.

 

Cuts, bruises, bone fractures, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury, and death are just some of the many potential consequences of a fall injury. The damage done to your body can necessitate costly medical treatment, prevent work and change your life.

If your slip and fall happened at work or because of the negligence of a property owner, you have certain legal rights.


If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall and aren’t sure what to do next, our North Carolina slip and fall lawyers have you covered. We help people fight for compensation after a slip and fall throughout North Carolina, including: Charlotte, Statesville, Mooresville, Monroe, Hickory, Concord, Salisbury, Gastonia and beyond.

Wrongful Death

 In the event that an injured victim does not survive an accident caused by the negligence of another, wrongful death has occurred. If you are a surviving family member of a wrongful death victim, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your loss.

These tragic circumstances usually require the help of an experienced wrongful death lawyer so that you, as a family member of the deceased, are "made whole.” We work hard to help you obtain compensation to cover medical bills, funeral arrangements, lost income, and other costs associated with the death of your loved one.


 If an accident victim would have been justified in bringing a personal injury claim had they lived, then a wrongful death claim is usually appropriate. Family members who can make a wrongful death claim include spouses of the deceased, parents who lost children, and children who lost parents. In some cases, siblings or other close relatives can file the claim.

Motorcycle Accidents

 Many North Carolina residents enjoy riding motorcycles on a frequent basis throughout the year, both for recreational and commuting purposes. Riders get to experience the freedom that a motorcycle provides on the open road and thrifty consumers enjoy the savings at the gas station. However, riding a motorcycle can still be a very dangerous activity that can result in serious accidents or even wrongful death.


 The reality is that motorcycle riders have very little protection — especially when compared to a passenger vehicle. Motorcyclists do not have the frame of a vehicle to protect them in case of a collision, nor safety features such as seat belts or airbags. Aside from helmets and other minimal gear, motorcyclists have no real protection against a larger vehicle.


 When a motorcycle accident occurs that results in injuries to you or a loved one, you may not be sure where to turn first. Medical bills can pile up quickly and you may be unable to work and support your family while you recover from your injuries. If this is the case, and your injuries result from an accident caused by the negligence of another, then you may have a valid claim to seek compensation for damages you've suffered. 

Train Accidents

Trains are a core part of most people's lives. No matter if it’s the LYNX Blue Line light rail system, Amtrak, or even a freight train, you should be able to rely on the service to allow you to get where you need to go safely. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.


Our North Carolina train accident lawyers have been representing injury victims for over 31 years. We have been able to recover millions in verdicts and settlements for victims of accidents and negligence, and continue to provide the highest level of representation in every case.


Knowing what caused the accident is an important step in the legal process. This may involve investigations into the personnel and machinery involved in the accident. Understanding who or what was at fault allows your attorney to build a strong case to give you the best defense possible and protect your rights. 


 Whether you’ve sustained a minor injury like whiplash or contusions, or if it’s something far more severe, there’s no way to know how it will affect you down the road. We represent victims who have suffered all types of injuries sustained in a train accident, and are prepared to help you through this difficult time so you can receive the compensation you deserve. 

Construction Accidents

 Unfortunately, construction accidents are a common occurrence in North Carolina. However, you can take legal action if you were injured on the construction job. Some of the most hardworking men and women in America make a living from working in one of our largest and most important industries, the construction and building trades. From residential projects to commercial high rises to government infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, highways, tunnels, and airports, men and women of different trades including electricians, carpenters, iron workers, laborers, masons, painters, sheet metal workers, and plumbers support themselves and their families from these jobs that are so essential to the growth and success of North Carolina and the United States.  However, construction is one of the most dangerous industries in which to work.


 North Carolina has special laws that allow many construction workers to secure compensation in the event they suffer an injury on the job by bringing a lawsuit to recover for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of wages and benefits.

Aviation Accidents

Aviation accidents involving private and commercial airplanes and helicopters are among the most life-threatening and dangerous of any transportation accident. Crashes often inevitably cause catastrophic injuries or death to crew members and passengers on board. When such accidents are caused by negligence on the part of pilots, equipment manufacturers, air traffic controllers, or any other people involved in the flight, injured or suffering parties can seek the  compensation they are due for the loss.


At our Charlotte Mooresville area personal injury law firm our aviation accident lawyers have been representing crash victims and their families in all surrounding cities and towns and throughout North Carolina for more than three decades. We understand the hardships that can follow in the wake of a serious aviation accident. You shouldn't have to struggle in order to recover your health, emotional stability, and financial security on your own. If you have suffered injury or the loss of a loved one in an aviation accident, it is vital that you get legal professionals on your side who can help you determine if negligence or reckless actions played a part. 

Birth Injury

 Complications during labor and delivery can cause injury to a mother and / or her baby. A family’s grief after a birth injury can be devastating if the mother or child dies or if the child suffers an injury that will last a lifetime. The costs of treating birth injuries can be astronomical, but the loss extends far beyond just the financial hardships. The emotional pain that occurs from birth injuries can cause trauma and affect a child or mother’s ability to function as much as any physical injury. 

 

There are many types of birth injuries that a child could suffer during labor and delivery. Some of the most common birth injuries include: Brain Damage, untreated jaundice, Cerebral Palsy, bone fractures, stillbirth, depressed skull fractures, Erb's palsy, Meconium aspiration, and shoulder dystocia.  The mother may also be harmed either as a result of mistakes made during delivery or as a result of poor prenatal care. Placental abruption, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes are just a few of many complications that could endanger the life of the mother. 


 Many types of birth injuries are incurable and leave the child in need of lifetime care. If a doctor or hospital caused a birth injury, they should be held liable to pay for all of the costs associated with the medical treatment the mother or child needs. A medical malpractice claim can also be brought by an experienced North Carolina birth injury lawyer to obtain compensation for non-economic losses, including pain and suffering and emotional distress. 

Products Liability

Our North Carolina personal injury lawyers hold negligent manufacturers accountable!  

Everyone who buys a product has the right to expect that the product is reasonably safe to use. While products can come with some inherent risks, manufacturers have an obligation to warn customers about the dangers of their products so they can make smart choices and protect themselves from any hazards. Sometimes, however, manufacturers will release dangerous items into the marketplace. From drugs that cause unexpected side effects, to car tires with treads that separate, to MP3 players that catch on fire; dangerous products can do significant harm to innocent people who trust that the products are safe.


Manufacturers must be held accountable if they expose the public to a dangerous product, and one of our Charlotte area product liability attorneys can help you take legal action if you or a loved one was harmed by a defective product.

Pharmaceutical Liability

  Our experienced personal injury lawyers are pioneers in the involvement in numerous pharmaceutical liability litigation cases, with an extremely successful track record. Our Pharmaceutical Liability lawyers have decades of experience representing clients who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others.


Our Charlotte area law firm also represents clients who have suffered injuries involving such high profile dangerous drugs and devices such as Pharmaceutical Drugs: Opioids, Talcum Powder, Testosterone Therapy, Hip Replacement Devices; Depuy Pinnacle, Stryker Rejuvinate, Stryker ABG II, Hernia Mesh, as well as many other drugs and medical devices.


Our pharmaceutical liability attorneys offer a unique blend of compassion, empathy and zealousness, and are committed to achieving nothing less for our clients than the fullest compensation available under law.

Nursing Home Abuse

 Over 3.2 million adults live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities in the USA. As many as 40 percent of all adults will enter a nursing home at some point during their lives and as the US population grows older, the number of nursing home residents is expected to grow. Many of these elders are well-cared for, but many may be the victims of abuse.


Elder abuse, particularly when it involves a patient in a residential care facility, can be difficult to detect and for every reported case of abuse, more than five cases may go unreported.

Nursing home abuse is a serious concern and seniors who have been abused have a 300 percent greater chance of death in the 3 years following the abuse than those who aren’t abused. Up to 1 in 6 North Carolina nursing home residents may be the victim of abuse or neglect every year.


Though many North Carolina nursing home residents are well-cared for, abuse continues to be more prevalent than most people wish to believe and over three-fourths of the cases of nursing home abuse are perpetrated by caregivers. Abuse can consist of Physical abuse, Psychological abuse, Sexual Abuse, Financial Exploitation, Neglect.


 Our nursing home abuse attorneys offer a unique blend of compassion, empathy and zealousness, and are committed to achieving nothing less for our nursing home clients when they are their most vulnerable. We work hard to make sure you and your loved ones receive the fullest compensation available under law. 

Toxic Exposure

 There are over 100,000 types of mold. While some spores are harmless, others can cause severe and long-lasting health problems. If you have health issues that were caused by mold, our toxic mold attorneys can help you obtain justice. 


 Mold can cause mild symptoms such as fatigue, runny nose, nausea, and headaches. Severe conditions linked to exposure include chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity, sick building syndrome, or toxic encephalopathy. 


 Our North Carolina toxic mold attorneys can help you put together a compelling case by gathering expert witnesses who can attest to the circumstances surrounding your injury. Our Charlotte area lawyers can also coach you on how to testify so you can paint a strong picture in the trial. 


 With over 31 years of experience, we have a proven track record of taking cases to court or negotiating high settlements for our clients. Insurance companies know that we don’t back down until you get what you deserve. 

Medical Malpractice

 Every year, thousands of people are injured or even die because of mistakes made during their medical care. Known as medical malpractice, these preventable mishaps can take place in hospitals, private surgeries, medical clinics, or when receiving treatment from any other kind of healthcare provider. Mistakes in healthcare have the potential to become life-changing, leading to loss of income, pain and suffering, ongoing medical needs, and long-term care bills. These errors can also cause significant emotional distress. 


 Medical errors can occur in a number of ways and become the basis for a claim for malpractice. Your attorney may look at possible mistakes when determining whether you have a valid cause to sue for compensation. 


 If you suspect that the standard of care given by your medical professional has fallen short of what they should have provided, then the doctor or physician might be held responsible for all damages suffered.

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