Skilled Personal Injury Representation You Can Rely On
At Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, LLP, we’ve earned a reputation as experienced and effective advocates for the injured in Greenville and throughout North Carolina. Since 1981, we have helped countless clients and their families recover financially after a serious accident or injury caused by the negligence of others.
On this page, you’ll get a sense of how diverse our practice is, as well as how much knowledge and experience our attorneys bring to each and every case.
Wide-Ranging Experience In Personal Injury Law
We are proud to help North Carolinians who have been harmed by the negligence of others or injured while on the job. Our areas of practice include representation related to:
Motor vehicle accidents: Vehicle crashes are among the most common causes of injury and death statewide and nationwide. The majority of our practice has been devoted to helping victims of auto accidents caused by negligent drivers. You can learn more by visiting our auto accidents page.
Injuries on dangerous private property: Maybe you suffered a slip-and-fall accident at a grocery store. Perhaps you were bitten and injured by a neighbor’s aggressive dog. You might have even been attacked and mugged because of inadequate security in a high-crime area. These are all examples of premises liability cases, which relate to accidents and injuries caused by dangerous conditions on private property.
On-the-job accidents and injuries: Most North Carolina workers are entitled to compensation if they are injured at work. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation can be surprisingly difficult to obtain without the help of an experienced attorney. We are ready to protect your rights and help you claim the benefits you deserve.
Nursing home injuries, abuse and neglect: We have the right to expect that our loved ones will receive proper care and protection while living in a nursing home. If an elderly family member has been injured due to the negligence of nursing home staffers, we can help.
Fatal accidents: Few experiences are more tragic than the untimely and preventable death of someone you love. Our attorneys can help you hold the at-fault parties accountable in a wrongful death lawsuit.
No matter how you were injured, you can rest assured that our attorneys are aggressive advocates in and out of the courtroom. While many firms only seek settlements to avoid going to court, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial if the defendants fail to make a reasonable and fair settlement offer during pre-trial negotiations.
Injured In An Accident? Here’s Some Information You Need To Know.
Here are a list of questions and answers based on questions we have asked and answered. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office for a free consultation.
What should you do after an accident?
- Make notes of anything you can remember, such as the actual events, any conversations and any other details of the accident.
- Keep a diary that could include comments about pain, limitations, medications, care, work issues and anything else that could be happening with you after the accident.
- Keep a file of any paperwork that is related to the accident, including the accident report, medical bills, insurance letters or any correspondence received.
- Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle and any other vehicles involved in the car wreck.
- Have someone take pictures of your injuries.
- Follow any and all recommendations from your physician.
- File medical expenses with your health insurance company.
- Call your car insurance company to ask about any medical pay coverage your plan may include.
- DO NOT give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster.
- DO NOT sign any paperwork without seeking the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney.
How do you know if you have a claim?
If you or a loved one was injured due to the fault or negligence of another driver, and you did not contribute to your injuries, then you may have a claim for damages. It’s important to discuss the details with your attorney so you can clarify the validity of your claim.
What types of damages are recoverable?
- Any property damages
- Your medical expenses, past and future
- Your lost wages, past and future
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent damages
How long until my case will be settled?
Your injury claim should not be settled until you have been released by your doctor, and you know the extent of all of your damages – so there is no set amount of time.
The statute of limitation for an injury claim in the state of North Carolina is generally three years from the date of the accident. However, this does not necessarily mean that it will take three years to settle your claim.
Should you hire a personal injury attorney after your accident?
In most accident cases, there will be legal matters concerning fault or liability, damages (property and personal injury), liens and insurance coverage.
An insurance adjuster will contact you after the accident. Please remember, the adjuster represents the insurance company, not you. They will use their experience and training for the benefit of the insurance company, not for you.
If you want your rights to be protected, you will need to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who will work for you.
How do you choose the right attorney for you?
Our first suggestion is to ask your friends and family about the reputation of the attorney you are considering.
Ask questions about the attorney’s experience handling personal injury claims, how long have they been practicing and what types of cases they have handled.
Ask if the attorney or law firm has experience litigating personal injury claims. Litigation is very important, and insurance companies know which attorneys and firms have experience and which do not.
Make sure you are comfortable sharing details of your case with your attorney by meeting with them. This meeting will also ensure that you are confident that they will be working diligently for you.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Options In A Free Consultation
Located in Greenville, Hardee, Massey & Blodgett serves clients in eastern North Carolina as well as statewide. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with our skilled and caring attorneys, call us at 252-787-4632 or send us an email.