Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyer

If you suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. A Charlotte personal injury lawyer can thoroughly evaluate your case and assess your legal options.

Personal injury lawyers intend to hold the at-fault party responsible for the losses and damages. The injured person often files a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company to recover damages, including lost income, medical costs, and emotional distress or pain and suffering. Suppose the insurance company offers a low settlement or tries to deny the claim altogether. In that case, a personal injury attorney can appeal the denial, negotiate a more fair payout, or file a lawsuit to pursue maximum compensation.


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Christopher Layton


Chris Layton, J.D.,founder of The Layton Law Firm, advocates for victims of accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, etc. He has been practicing law in Charlotte since 2000, where he lives with his wife Genevieve, a native of Concord, NC, and their two children.


Why Choose Our Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyers

Your personal injury claim is important to us. Our firm motto, Recover With Us, refers to our desire to let you recover physically while we work on recovering for you financially. You deserve to have your rights protected.

Don’t let an injury severely disrupt your life. The more severe your injury, the more complicated your claim will likely be. If you were hurt in any type of accident, the first step is to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you seek financial relief. Even if you only suffered minor injuries, medical treatment can still be expensive. Layton Law Firm can fight for you to receive fair compensation. If someone else caused the accident that left you injured, you shouldn’t be responsible for any costs associated with your recovery.

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Benefits of Hiring Our Personal Injury Lawyers

Explaining Your Rights and Providing Legal Advice: We will ensure you understand your legal rights and the options available to you.

Documenting Your Losses and Calculating the Total Value of Your Claim: We meticulously document all your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, to determine the full value of your claim.

Clearing Up Liability Issues: We investigate the accident thoroughly to identify all liable parties and establish clear liability.

Negotiating with the Insurance Company on Your Behalf: We handle all communications and negotiations with the insurance company to secure a fair settlement for you.

Filing a Lawsuit and Representing You in Court if Necessary: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to court and advocate for your best interests.

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1001 East Blvd., Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28203

What Types of Cases Do Personal Injury Attorneys Handle?

At The Layton Law Firm, our personal injury attorney in Charlotte is committed to helping those harmed by the negligent, carelessness, or wrongful actions of others. We handle all types of personal injury litigation, and these are some of the most common serious injuries suffered. If you’ve been injured, we can review your case to decide how best to help you.

Legal Help in Charlotte NCCar accidents account for a substantial portion of personal injury cases, frequently involving significant injuries or even loss of life. Many of these cases result in permanent impairment, disfigurement, or long-term medical conditions that have a lasting impact on the injured person.

Legal Help in Charlotte NCMotorcycle accidents pose a much higher risk of catastrophic injuries or death for motorcyclists when they are struck by another vehicle. The long-term consequences are often severe, including impairments such as brain damage or spinal cord injuries.

Legal Help in Charlotte NCMedical malpractice occurs when healthcare providers fail to meet the accepted standard of care, resulting in patient harm. This negligence can happen in various medical settings and often leads to serious consequences for the affected patient. Healthcare providers may be held liable for their actions.

Legal Help in Charlotte NCSlip and fall accidents occur when property owners fail to maintain safe conditions, leading to injuries. These incidents can result in serious consequences such as broken bones, head injuries, and long-term disabilities. Property owners may be held liable for their negligence in ensuring a safe environment.

Legal Help in Charlotte NCWork-related injuries occur when employees are harmed while performing their job duties. These injuries can range from minor accidents to severe incidents resulting in long-term disabilities.

Legal Help in Charlotte NCWorkers’ Compensation provides financial relief and medical benefits to injured employees, ensuring they receive necessary care and support during their recovery. Employers are required to maintain a safe working environment to prevent such injuries.

Legal Help in Charlotte NCNursing home abuse occurs when caregivers in long-term care facilities fail to provide the expected standard of care, leading to harm or distress for residents. This abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, and neglect. The consequences can be severe, resulting in significant physical and psychological damage. Caregivers and institutions may be held liable for their negligent actions and failure to protect residents.

What Our Clients Have To Say

Working with Vanessa and Chris was an exceptional experience from start to finish. As a mortgage loan officer, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with many professionals, and The Layton Law Firm truly stands out. Their attention to detail and thoroughness deserves a 5 star review and I will continue partnering up with Vanessa and Chris 😊
elsy M.
The Staff and himself were on top of my concerns and my ailments and were very warm to me like I was a family member. More later as case moves ahead.
Sterling W.
Chris was very helpful with giving me advice on my slip and fall case, I would highly recommend them..
Brenda R.
Very professional!! You can truly feel he cares about your situation and wants to see the best outcome possible. He is very thorough and explains everything well!! Definitely recommend this firm!
Kelly W.
I recently needed to have a new will drawn up. The Layton Law Firm was recommended for their professionalism and focus on a client's needs.When I contacted Mr. Layton I was pleased he immediately returned my call. He reviewed the services he could provide. I found him to be articulate and knowledgeable.Most of our sessions had to be done digitally due to CO-VID 19. This was not a problem. Chris very quickly answered all emails and addressed any concerns right away.I found Chris very conscientious and very easy to work with. I highly recommend him.
fran F.
Chris is a joy to work with; he is professional as well as friendly. He treats you like a person and not a paycheck.
Caitlin D.
I found online and reached out with specific tough legal questions. Attorney Christopher Layton responded Immediately with a quick answer as well as an offer for me to call any time! Chris was was wonderfully informative offering thoughtful suggestion. I feel 100% better and can proceed with my eyes open. Thank you!!!
David S.
Since I have known Chris all his life, he has always strived to be the best in whatever he has accomplished. I called him to ask him a question on Wills and Trust and he was so helpful with guiding me in the right direction. He doesn't even practice in my state but took the time I needed to ease my concerns. As a lawyer I wish he was licensed in Delaware because Chris would be my number one choice. His knowledge and kindness can not be matched by another.
Judith G.
Christopher is soooooooo nice and thorough. It is a daunting task finding a lawyer, I know. Never once did he rush me, never once did he make false promises and never once did he try to sell me anything. He is a good honest and caring lawyer who sincerely cares. Look no further - this guy is remarkable and I highly recommend using him. He WILL make a difference.
Vegan R.
Great at what they do I would recommend using them to anyone 👍🏽
Joshua W.
Super approachable, professional , wise consult . Confidence of case being heard & treated with compassion of relaying the applicable laws to the matter. Yep.. Layton Law is top tier quality representation!!!
Tiffany C.
In our opinion there is no better direction to turn than the Layton Law firm.
Mihaly Land D.
Chris Layton was extremely helpful and informative. He always responded quickly to my emails and calls whenever I had questions. I would recommend him highly to anyone.
Heather C.
From start to finish nothing but a pleasant and professional experience. I highly recommend Layton Law Firm!
Becky R.
I felt this firm was very professional but also personally above and beyond with us. We had a very traumatic event in our family that required the services of Chris Layton. He was a great help to us in our time of need. I highly recommend!
Right after my mom passed away we found ourselves in a contract dispute with a mortuary services provider. This was a pre-paid agreement. We learned this company was no longer able to provide the services that had been agreed upon. We requested a refund. The company would only offer a small fraction of the original cost to be refunded. We hired Layton Law to fight this battle during our time of bereavement. They were quickly able to recover 100% of the investment that had been made. They were friendly, responsive, easy to work with and followed through to the end. We are grateful. Thank you Layton Law!
Mark S.
Highly recommend. Chris Layton took my phone call late in the day and answered my laundry list of questions knowledgeably and with great patience. Very thankful for his kindness.
Team 1
I don’t normally write reviews but wanted to share what a great experience we had with Chris. He was so helpful and patient with all our questions. Very progressional. Definitely recommend!
Kristen W.
I needed a Will done for the family and Chris got me a questionnaire almost instantly which was easy to decipher and complete. The price was more than fair and Chris' professionalism was off the charts as he answered all the questions I had. Highly recommend Chris for any legal matters his firm handles.
Joseph S.
Mr. Layton is extremely talented, resourceful, and effective. His responsive and understanding manner made him easy to talk to and work with. I had a difficult legal matter and was extremely frustrated to approach dealing with it or discussing it, but he put my mind at ease, provided amazing advice, and solved my issue quickly. I have never had such stellar assistance from a lawyer who is competent and kind.
Blayr N.
I had a particularly confusing issue with a bank and Chris used his expertise to navigate to a successful conclusion. I have used Chris several times and will continue to do so. I have also recommended Chris to others
Dennis M.
Chris is great. His non obtrusive and consultative approach was very much welcomed. Chris provided me great insight and knowledge and asked for very little in return. After this experience, Chris is the only attorney I will turn to when needed.
Brian P.
Being in a car accident can be very nerve-racking and having to search for a personal injury lawyer you can trust can be very scary. After doing some research I chose to contact The Layton Law Firm and after meeting with Christopher Layton, I knew he would be the right guy to handle my family’s personal injury cases. Mr. Layton and his team were very professional and addressed all our needs and responded to ALL my questions and concerns in a timely fashion. I highly recommend The Layton Law Firm.
Not only was Chris easy to talk to and a super cool guy, but he really knows his stuff! Really trustworthy guy and made dealing with my case easy and quick. I feel confident in recommending him to everyone I know, and even people I don't. Best lawyer hands down!
Ryan Van G.
Chris helped our small business navigate through the complex web of negotiating with a large fortune 500 company. Great experience for us. Thanks Chris!
Brian V.
Chris and his team were very swift at getting the answers we needed to resolute our business concerns. Thank You!
J W.
Chris was extremely helpful with information and advice regarding my situation. He is quick with communication via email and phone, and he genuinely cares about his clients.
Amy N.
Professional & Responsive!
Christian C.
I came to the Layton Law Firm upon the recommendation of a friend. I had been out of work for some time but had recently found my dream job. Well by that time, the financial stress was compounded. So I came to Chris somewhat ashamed. After assessing my situation he told me to look at this as a season; a time that would pass at some point.With my confidence restored, Chris and Jenny walked me through the process from start to finish. I had to do a lot of work to provide the necessary documentation in a timely fashion but then Chris and Jenny took over. They ushered me through court sessions, answered all my questions quickly, and advised me on the steps I needed to take beyond my filings.Today, I am happy to report that my financial recovery is on track. I have been able to make major purchases for justified needs and get my and my family's life back on track.Being honest, Chris and his team were a God-send. Without their help I would be financially crippled today. Without his advice and reassurance, I would be walking around in shame. Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 are just that..Chapters. They are not the entire book!
Shawn S
Chris was excellent with handling my case in a timely manner. The service was excellent and the results were wonderful. Also, not to mention his asssitant Jenny was a phone call away and she is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to about a problem that I might have had about my case.
Noble A.
After experiencing a very painful injury due to someone's negligence, I reached out to "major" law firms who professed they will be on your side and fight for your well being. Each turned me down because the case wasn't big enough( a money maker). Frustrated I left a message with the Layton Law Firm and received a call back from Attorney Chris Layton( not a receptionist). He was a thoroughly attentive listener and methodically and cogently guided me on what needed to be done for the benefit of me and my family. Yes the case could turn out to be a small one monetarily yet three times Attorney Layton ensured me he would guide me in the right direction when I settled with the insurance company. Totally sincere and a real person, more attornies like Chris Layton are needed!
Phil S.
They were soo much help , especially Jenn
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Chris was amazing! So thankful for all his help! He was so patient with me through all my questions. He answered all my emails and calls in a timely manner. I couldn’t of asked for a better lawyer!!! If you are looking for the best, look no further!
Julie B.
Very polite, straight to the point and extremely helpful.
We had an excellent experience with Chris managing the closing of our home sale. He was responsible, helpful and the closing was completed without issue. We would definitely choose Chris for future legal needs.
Michael S.
The Layton Law Firm was very pleasant to work with and always returned my calls or emails in a timely manner to answer any questions or concerns that I had. I definitely recommend this firm and Christopher Layton.Julie
Julie A.
Mr. Chris Layton is an AMAZING attorney, he's always answered any questions I've had, by email, phone call, and text!! He's always replied the same day, for me! I highly recommend him! 🙌 He's very professional,UNDERSTANDING, patient, and knows how to EXPLAIN everything you'll need to KNOW!! So GLAD I found him! I'd RATE 100 stars if possible!
ItzM G.
What an amazing guy! Very friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. Highly recommend.
Hannah W
Good person, great lawyer...very responsive and extremely professional!
Bradley U.
Chris and his staff help me get reimbursed after another vehicle hit me. They were always sending me updates and letting me know where we were in the process. Hopefully I wont have to use them in a personal level but I am more than happy to recommend them!
Laura V.
Chris layton is the best lawyer he reply fast and explain very well. And make u understand and his very patient very cool and not rude will reply to reguardless and will answer any questions regarding anything yoy ask him hes very responsible very pleasent nice attitude best attorney need more people like him hes the best i would reccomand him
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The Layton Firm took care of all! My needs, and in the end Chris got me the best financialCompensation I could have hoped for. Layton Law Firm in the end, is your best! Choice. Go with a winner & be a winner. Thanks again Chris & your associates for everything.....!
The N.
Chris Layton represented me in a slip and fall case. I was in so much pain I could not go to his office. He called reviewed everything over the phone and sent me the paperwork and we got started. Once I finished treating we spoke and planned to meet in person, I missed the appointment. Chris was patient and understanding. He was very responsive and answered EVERY question I had. When it seemed to be too much to explain in email he would call me. Once the demand letter was sent to the defendant Chris' office sent me a timeline to explain how the negotiation process would work. Everything flowed perfectly and then COVID19 hit. The defendants company was not in a position to negotiate any further. We decided to wait patiently. While we were waiting I would pose questions to Chris and he would respond within 24hr. We communicated in some form each month. In June I reached out to see how he and his family and co-workers were doing given the COVID19 situation. After that call Chris reached out the defendant even though I told him there was no rush. He called me back sent the release and on June 19th I picked up my check and met Chris for the 1st time in person. It was such a pleasure to finally meet the person who had helped me sight unseen. What I appreciated the most was not having to chase him down for answers or to ensure he was doing his part. He was on point and I can assure you that should I need an attorney for anything in the future Chris will be my first call, even if he has to refer me to someone who specializes in my area of need. I trust him just that much!
Cheryl H.
3 years ago I was in need of a Personal Injury attorney due to an injury that I incurred. In my search for reputable representation I came across multiple reviews for The Layton Law Firm and reached out, and am so grateful that I did. Mr. Layton has provided exemplary professionalism, service, and advocacy. I highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a Personal Injury attorney!!!!!
Kelli W.
All of my interactions with Chris and Jenny were positive. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking their counsel.
Cody T.
Worked with Chris and Jenny and was extremely happy with the results. Very Professional and would recommend them to anyone needing their services
Jonathan C.
Chris Layton is a cut above the rest. His guidance and legal advice was of paramount importance. Highly recommended. Thanks again to Chris & his team!
Matthew B.
I had the best experience working with Chris at the Layton Law Firm. He guided me through all I needed to know in order to make the best decisions for my situation. Chris is an advocate for his clients and puts their interests first. I highly recommend working with the Layton Law Firm.
Gina Q.
Attorney Layton has been nothing but professional. I highly recommended using him for your legal needs. I have already recommended him to people.
Ms. Toya H
Christopher Layton from the Layton Firm was the man standing by my side when I was drowning in a Legal Dispute. He walked me through the legal process as if he was my friend. He got me out of my situation successfully. If you are involved in a Civil Litigation,save yourself the trouble of getting the run around, contact his office. He will get you results.
Jeanclaude St G.
Chris Layton is the Trifecta of attorneys. He is professional, personable and knowledgeable. Mr Layton was willing to take time time out of his busy schedule to answer any questions I had concerning an issue. He seems to genuinely enjoy his work and I felt valued and heard. I recommend Chris Layton highly!
Dorie C
Mr. Layton was very patient and professional to work with - would highly recommend his services!
Amanda G.
I had such a delightful experience interacting with Chris Layton. He is extremely polite, knowledgeable, personable and punctual. He provides in-depth responses to your questions and does it in a way to ensure you understand without using lots of legal jargon. I would strongly recommend contacting The Layton Law Firm for your BK and other litigation needs. Please give him a call. If he can't help, he'll definitely point you in the right direction. Win-win situation!!
Kenya G.
The Layton Law Firm called and emailed me very quickly after I inquired about their service online. They gave me honest advise and were very kind and courteous on the phone. I would recommend them to friends and family, and also will contact them first on matters in the future.
Tim V.
Mr. Layton is hands down the best! He helped me through a really tough time. He is professional, organized, and so helpful. I had so many questions. He never hesitated to answer them and never treated them as “silly” questions. I would definitely recommend Layton Law Firm.
Julia G.
Chris was so helpful and very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend!
Jessica S.
Christopher Layton was so helpful and took the time to make sure he answered all my questions. He also took the time to make sure I understood what my options were and how they would impact me. He did an amazing job helping me with debt negotiations. I would recommend him to anyone!
Maria M.
Chris is very professional and I felt at ease knowing he is handling my case
Rodnesha P.
Layton Law Firm went above and beyond to take care of our needs. I can't praise them enough for the way they handled a complicated matter. Thank you, Chris and Jenny, for taking your time to listen and assure me when I got a lot stressed out. Even on the weekends, they would reach out. If you are looking for compassionate and caring people, Layton Law Firm will not disappoint you.
Angela B.
Chris is everything I was looking for in a lawyer. He is honest, professional and very thorough. He took the time to really listen to my concerns and to be sure I received the best possible outcome. It was nice to work with someone who really cared about doing a good job for me.
Diane E.
Super customer service! Took the time to walk me through options and was very responsive.
Darryl B.
I can't recommend Chris Layton and his staff enough! I decided to do a little self lawyering around my debt and ended up in basically a mess. From my first call with Chris to my most recent conversation with Jenny, an amazingly informed and helpful paralegal in the office, I've never felt rushed and I'm constantly given options on how to proceed forward. I've had many questions as I've gone along and whether it's voicemail or email the response time from the office is incredibly prompt and thorough. Chris returned one of my calls on a Saturday and Jenny emailed me back on a question last week while on funeral leave!Did I mention that so far I haven't been charged a dime! I'm not a pro bono case, I simply haven't reached the point where court time has been necessary but I expect it will be. To that end however Chris was very upfront on his fees and even gave me options with that as well as historically based expectations/outcomes.The firm's professional, options based, communicative, and caring guidance has given me great relief knowing they are out in front of everything that can come up and there for me.Carl B.
Carl B.
Chris is my family lawyer and I cannot speak highly enough of him!He has helped successfully with a personal injury matter and through the process he was so patient and respectful and kind and did an excellent job. He did such a good job that I have used him for multiple situations.I would recommend him and his law firm to anyone!Thank you Chris!
Madeline K.
Attorney Chris Layton personally spoke to me when I called in regarding a potential case. Attorney Layton was patient and took the time to understand the complexities of my case. Ultimately, he provided a referral to another form. I appreciate and respect Mr. Layton for knowing when to suggest a different approach. It is quite obvious that Mr. Layton is looking out for *me* rather than himself.
Karesa E.
I highly recommend the Layton Law Firm. The service was excellent and the results were wonderful. I'm glad I chose Chris Layton to represent me.
Melissa S.
Chris was very helpful, responsive and professional. He provided useful information and was very prompt with his responses. Thank you Chris!
pamela B.
I encountered one of the hardest things to endure this past year, loosing a parent. My father lost his fight to cancer, earlier than I had anticipated.While my fathers time was so precious at the end, I had consulted with attorney Layton on assisting me with setting up my fathers will.He graciously obliged and made me feel at ease, knowing this was my first time going through loosing a parent, he was very courteous and understanding.Attorney Layton answered all my questions and walked me through the process. I am very grateful to have had his knowledge and expertise.
Kelly G.
Christopher Layton is the only injury lawyer I've ever needed. I was hit by a car on my bike, hurt my back a little and had no idea the Insurance would help pay me back for any damages or bills. I was afraid to go to the doctor because I couldn't afford it, so I reached out to Layton law firm. He gave me recommendations for doctors that are willing to be paid by the reimbursement which helped so much.Overall, I wouldn't have gone to the doctor and wouldn't have made a single dime if it wasn't for Chris Layton. He seriously helped me when I didn't even know I needed it. He will maximize your return, he works very hard to be sure of it.
Nick H.
Super helpful! Chris answered all our questions and in a timely manner! Our family would HIGHLY recommend!!
Jessica B.
Chris is the greatest! He took my phone call both of the first two times I called and gave me very helpful information to get started. He made me feel comfortable and important, in that he expressed genuine concern for my situation and gave me prompt, courteous attention. I would recommend him for anyone I know, including family and friends.
I highly recommend Chris Layton. He is very professional, easy to work with, and honestly cares about his clients! We look forward to using him again in the future!
Ariel R.
A true personal injury professional, Chris was a joy to work with!
Allie U.
Absolutely wonderful experience having our wills written! Chris made the process go so smoothly and answered all of our questions. Being new to NC, he also explained some of the legal nuances of the state. So happy we choose his firm.
sherri E.
Chris is a great lawyer! He's very dedicated and committed to you from start to finish. We were working on my case for 2yrs before I settled! He communicated with me to make sure I was aware of everything and he made sure I got the most out of my settlement!!Bridgett McKinley
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How to Win a Personal Injury Case

In North Carolina,  a person is at fault for an action or omission that’s negligent, reckless, willful, or wanton. To recover damages in a North Carolina personal injury case, you have to prove that a negligent party had an obligation to avoid acting in a way that exposed you to the risk of injury.

  • The defendant had a duty to either act or not act in a specific way.
  • The defendant breached their duty.
  • Breach of that duty was the cause of the plaintiff’s injury.
  • The defendant should have foreseen the likelihood that someone would be harmed by their action or inaction.

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Proving Fault in Personal Injury Cases in North Carolina

In North Carolina, you can prove fault in a personal injury case using a variety of evidence. Here are few examples:

  • Police reports: Notes taken by police officers at the scene or when a report is filed
  • Witness statements: Testimony from people at the scene, including passengers
  • Visual evidence: Photographs of the scene, injuries, and video footage from red light cameras or storefronts

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How Long Do I have to File a Personal Injury Case in Charlotte?

North Carolina’s General Statutes (G.S.) § 1-52 states that a cause of action for personal injury or property damage doesn’t accrue until the claimant becomes aware of the harm or should have become aware of it. The cause of action also can’t accrue more than 10 years after the defendant’s last act or omission.

Three Years. If you are suing for medical malpractice or personal injury cause of action, the lawsuit must be filed within three years of the accident that caused the injury.

Two Years. Wrongful death and Workers’ Compensation only have two years for a lawsuit to be filed.

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How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Help You Maximize Recovery

At Layton Law, we are committed to maximizing your recovery through expert legal strategies and personalized attention. If you have been injured, follow these steps:

  1. Hiring an Experienced Attorney: Your very first step in pursuing a personal injury claim is selecting an experienced attorney. Someone with a proven track record of success in both settlements and trials. We understand the nuances of personal injury law and are prepared to take your case to court if necessary.
  2. Conducting a Thorough Investigation: Before filing a lawsuit, we launch a comprehensive investigation to collect as much evidence as we can uncover. This includes gathering photographs of the accident scene, obtaining witness statements, and securing any other relevant documentation. Our goal is to build a strong case that clearly demonstrates the defendant’s liability.
  3. Documenting Your Injuries: We can’t stress enough how important accurate documentation of your injuries is to build a solid case. Our team works to collect and organize all your medical records and reports, including emergency room visits, primary care consultations, and any follow-up treatments. Proper documentation supports your claim for compensation and helps quantify the extent of your damages.
  4. Consulting with Expert Witnesses: In complex cases where liability is disputed, we collaborate with expert witnesses, such as accident reconstructionists and medical professionals. Their insights and testimony can bolster your case and clarify the events leading to your injury.
  5. Negotiating a Settlement: Most personal injury cases are resolved through settlements. We leverage the evidence gathered to negotiate a fair settlement with the defendant’s insurance company. Mr. Layton is a skilled negotiator who strives to secure maximum compensation without the need for a prolonged trial.
  6. Filing a Lawsuit and Going to Trial: If a settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to file a lawsuit and advocate for you in court. Our team then prepares for trial, presenting a compelling case to the judge or jury. We aim to achieve a favorable verdict that reflects the full extent of your damages.
  7. Achieving the Final Outcome: Throughout the litigation process, we remain dedicated to your case. Whether through settlement negotiations or a court trial, our priority is to achieve the best possible outcome for you. We handle appeals if necessary, ensuring that justice is served.

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If you were injured in an accident because of someone’s carelessness, contact The Layton Law Firm at 704-749-7747 or click here to have our team review your case. Find out how we can help you pursue the compensation you need to get your life back on track.

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If you’ve been in an accident, dealing with insurance companies is often an inevitable part of the process. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Initial Reporting: After an accident, you should report the incident to your insurance company as soon as possible. This is a critical step for starting any potential claims process.
  2. Communication with Other Party’s Insurance: If the accident involves another driver, their insurance company will likely contact you for a statement. It’s important to remember that their goal is to minimize the payout, so be cautious with what you say.
  3. Your Rights: You have the right to speak with an attorney before giving any statements to insurance companies. An attorney can help you navigate these conversations to ensure you don’t inadvertently harm your case.
  4. Handling Settlements: Insurance companies often propose settlements quickly. However, these initial offers are typically lower than what you may be entitled to. Consulting with a personal injury lawyer can help you evaluate whether the offer is fair or if you should negotiate for a higher amount.
  5. Legal Assistance: Dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming, especially when you’re recovering from an accident. A personal injury attorney can handle all communications and negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf, ensuring your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.
  6. Documentation: Keep thorough records of all communications with insurance companies, including emails, letters, and phone calls. This documentation can be crucial if disputes arise later.
  7. Medical Expenses and Repairs: Document and submit all your medical treatments and car repairs to the insurance company. They need this information to process your claim correctly.

Remember, while you may have to interact with insurance companies, you don’t have to face them alone. Seeking legal advice can make the process smoother and help secure a more favorable outcome.

A denied insurance claim can be a significant setback, especially when you’re dealing with the aftermath of an accident. Here’s what you need to know and the steps you can take:

  1. Understand the Reason for Denial: Insurance companies are required to provide a reason for denying your claim. Common reasons include:
    • Incomplete or incorrect information on the claim
    • Disputes about who was at fault
    • Allegations that your injuries are not covered under the policy
    • Claims that you failed to seek timely medical treatment
  2. Review Your Policy: Carefully review your insurance policy to understand the coverage details and ensure that the denial reason aligns with the terms of your policy. Sometimes, denials are based on misinterpretations or errors that can be challenged.
  3. Gather Evidence: Collect all relevant documentation, including accident reports, medical records, witness statements, and any correspondence with the insurance company. This evidence can support your case if you decide to appeal the denial.
  4. Appeal the Denial: You have the right to appeal the insurance company’s decision. This process typically involves:
    • Writing a formal appeal letter outlining why you believe the denial was incorrect
    • Submitting additional evidence or documentation to support your claim
    • Following the insurer’s appeal procedures as outlined in your policy
  5. Seek Legal Assistance: An experienced personal injury attorney can significantly improve your chances of overturning a denial. They can:
    • Help you understand the denial and your policy
    • Assist in gathering and presenting additional evidence
    • Communicate and negotiate directly with the insurance company on your behalf
  6. File a Complaint: If your appeal is unsuccessful, you can file a complaint with your state’s insurance department. They can investigate your case and determine if the insurance company acted in bad faith.
  7. Consider Litigation: If all other options fail, you may have to file a lawsuit against the insurance company. This step should be taken with the guidance of a personal injury lawyer who can help you navigate the legal process and fight for your rights.
  8. Stay Informed: Throughout the process, stay proactive and informed about your case. Regularly communicate with your attorney and follow up with the insurance company as needed.

Remember, a claim denial is not the end of the road. With the right approach and professional help, you can challenge the denial and work towards receiving the compensation you deserve.

If you were partially to blame for your injuries, it can affect your personal injury claim, but it doesn’t necessarily prevent you from recovering compensation. Here’s what you need to know about comparative negligence in North Carolina:

  1. Understanding Comparative Negligence: North Carolina follows a legal doctrine known as contributory negligence. This means that if you are found to be even slightly at fault for the accident (even 1%), you may be barred from recovering any compensation from the other party. This rule is stricter than in many other states.
  2. Determining Fault: Determining fault in an accident involves evaluating the actions of all parties involved. Evidence such as police reports, witness statements, and expert testimony can help establish the degree of fault each party bears.
  3. Impact on Your Claim: Because North Carolina’s contributory negligence law is so strict, insurance companies and defendants will often try to prove that you were at least partially to blame to avoid paying compensation. This makes it crucial to build a strong case that minimizes or eliminates your share of fault.
  4. Role of an Attorney: A personal injury attorney can:
    • Investigate the accident thoroughly to gather evidence supporting your claim
    • Counter any arguments that attempt to place blame on you
    • Advocate on your behalf to demonstrate that the other party was fully or primarily responsible for the accident
  5. Exceptions and Defenses: There are a few exceptions to the contributory negligence rule in North Carolina, such as:
    • Last Clear Chance Doctrine: If the other party had the last clear opportunity to avoid the accident but failed to do so, you may still recover compensation despite your partial fault.
    • Gross Negligence or Intentional Harm: If the other party’s actions were grossly negligent or intentional, they may still be held liable.
  6. Protecting Your Rights: If you believe you may be partially at fault for your injuries, it’s important to seek legal advice immediately. An experienced attorney can help protect your rights and work to ensure that contributory negligence does not unfairly prevent you from receiving compensation.
  7. Insurance Company Tactics: Be aware that insurance companies may use contributory negligence as a tactic to deny or reduce your claim. Having legal representation can help counter these tactics and improve your chances of a fair outcome.
  8. Settlements and Negotiations: Even if contributory negligence applies, there may still be opportunities for negotiation and settlement. Your attorney can help negotiate a fair settlement that considers the complexities of your case.

Remember, admitting partial fault doesn’t automatically disqualify you from seeking compensation. Legal guidance is essential to navigate the intricacies of contributory negligence and to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Personal injury cases can arise from a variety of incidents, including car accidents, slip and falls, workplace accidents, and more. Here are some of the most common injuries that people sustain and for which they seek compensation:

  1. Whiplash and Neck Injuries:
    • Common in car accidents, particularly rear-end collisions.
    • Symptoms include neck pain, stiffness, and headaches.
    • Can lead to long-term issues if not properly treated.
  2. Back Injuries:
    • Includes herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, and fractures.
    • Often result from car accidents, falls, and heavy lifting.
    • Can cause chronic pain and limited mobility.
  3. Head and Brain Injuries:
    • Includes concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and skull fractures.
    • Common in vehicle accidents, falls, and sports injuries.
    • Can have severe, long-lasting effects on cognitive and physical functions.
  4. Broken Bones and Fractures:
    • Frequently occur in car accidents, falls, and physical assaults.
    • Can range from minor fractures to complex breaks requiring surgery.
    • Recovery times vary depending on the severity and location of the fracture.
  5. Soft Tissue Injuries:
    • Includes sprains, strains, and contusions.
    • Common in slip and fall accidents, sports injuries, and car accidents.
    • Can cause significant pain and require physical therapy.
  6. Cuts and Lacerations:
    • Can occur in car accidents, workplace accidents, and falls.
    • May require stitches or more extensive surgical repair.
    • Risk of infection if not properly treated.
  7. Burn Injuries:
    • Can result from fires, explosions, and exposure to chemicals or hot surfaces.
    • Severity ranges from minor burns to life-threatening third-degree burns.
    • May require extensive medical treatment, including skin grafts and rehabilitation.
  8. Internal Injuries:
    • Includes internal bleeding, organ damage, and punctured lungs.
    • Often result from high-impact accidents like car crashes or severe falls.
    • Can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.
  9. Psychological Injuries:
    • Includes emotional distress, PTSD, and anxiety.
    • Common in cases involving severe accidents, assaults, or traumatic events.
    • Psychological support and therapy may be necessary for recovery.
  10. Joint Injuries:
    • Includes dislocations and injuries to the knees, shoulders, and hips.
    • Common in sports injuries, falls, and car accidents.
    • May require surgery and extensive rehabilitation.

Understanding the types of injuries commonly associated with personal injury cases can help you recognize the importance of seeking medical attention and legal assistance. If you’ve sustained any of these injuries, it’s crucial to consult with a personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and pursue the compensation you deserve.

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