Basics of NC Personal Injury Law

A NC personal injury lawyer can provide the experience you need

At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, serving communities throughout North Carolina, a personal injury lawyer is prepared to provide quality representation for you if you've been injured due to someone else’s negligence. We combine technology, resources and experience to fight for our clients’ needs. Our goal is to obtain the compensation our clients rightfully deserve under North Carolina law.

What is a personal injury?

In simple terms, personal injury is when a person suffers injury due to someone else's actions. It is up to the injured party to prove that the other party acted irresponsibly in causing the accident — such as running a red light or a dog bite — and that the injury was a direct result of these actions.

The plaintiff (injured party) can bring a claim or lawsuit to recover expenses related to medical care, lost wages, property damage, and pain & suffering. Injury can also include invasion of privacy and emotional distress, among other things.

How contributory negligence can affect your case

North Carolina is a contributory negligence state. This means if the insurance company can prove you in any way contributed to the accident, you may be completely barred from obtaining compensation for your injuries.

Contact our law offices today to see if we can help

Handling a personal injury claim on your own can be difficult, especially if you have work and family responsibilities that demand your attention. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin may be able to help you. Several of the attorneys in our Personal Injury Department have at least 10 years of experience or more. The team also has several members who formerly worked as defense attorneys for insurance companies, so they have seen the law from both sides. Call us today for a free case review and conversation about your potential claim.

Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. We can put our experience and resources to work for you.

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin — we're on your side.