Serious injuries aren’t cheap, and having to stay home from work could put you on the hook with a growing stack of bills.
Johnson & Groninger PLLC is here to help. Our Charlotte personal injury lawyers are committed to helping injured people regain control of their lives with proper treatment and fair compensation.
If someone else caused the incident that led to your injury, you have the right to pursue personal injury compensation for treatment and related expenses. We believe strongly in that right, and we’ll work diligently to protect your rights and best interests.
When you hire us as your legal representative, you’re hiring a strong advocate who will fight relentlessly for what you deserve. Call us at (704) 200-2009 to get started.
Personal injury cases we handle
Johnson & Groninger PLLC is proud to offer representation across several areas of personal injury: brain injuries, car and truck crashes, catastrophic injuries, product liability, and wrongful death.
Car and truck crashes
Most crashes are not accidents; if the crash was preventable, it was not an accident. Unfortunately, insurance companies often use this language to their advantage, unfairly and unlawfully reducing or denying valid Charlotte car accident claims.
These deceptive practices are even more common in semi-truck crashes, with trucking companies spending tens of millions of dollars in legal defenses each year. If you or a loved one have been in a motor vehicle accident, our personal injury attorneys in Charlotte are here to help get you the compensation you deserve.
If you were hurt in a bike crash, you shouldn’t settle for just any lawyer – work with a skilled attorney who has years of experience in bicycle cases and who is a bicyclist herself. Ann Groninger has a passion for biking and has merged that passion with her devotion to helping clients.
A “catastrophic injury” has a considerable impact on how the victim can care for themselves, work, and fulfill tasks they used to do with ease. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries (SCIs), and burn injuries are the three main types of catastrophic injury.
Even a relatively “minor” brain injury can have a profound impact on a victim’s life, and can even change the way they feel and express themselves.
Navigating insurance claims and the civil justice system is difficult for anyone, especially for someone suffering from a TBI, so let a Charlotte brain injury attorney from Johnson & Groninger work toward getting you maximum compensation.
By law, manufacturers are required to disclose any elements or functions of their products that could be potentially dangerous or cause harm to a user.
If the manufacturer or retailer fails to disclose a dangerous element, or if their product has a defect that could have been discovered in the manufacturing process, they can be held liable under product liability law.
If your loved one dies due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Damages in a wrongful death claim may include medical costs, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, lost income, and more.
Our skilled and compassionate wrongful death attorneys know how to work with the family during what is often the hardest time they will ever go through.
Don’t miss the deadline to file your personal injury claim
If you were injured in North Carolina, you have three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. Three years may sound like a long time, but don’t put off your case – if you wait too long to file and miss the deadline, you’ll be unable to file and unable to pursue compensation for your injuries.
The statute of limitations may be different for your specific case, so if you’re curious about how long you have to file, call our Charlotte personal injury lawyers now.
Possible damages you can claim
In the legal world, “damages” refers to the sum of money that an injured person is owed because they suffered a loss of some kind. In personal injury cases, damages are paid by the defendant or the person who acted negligently, to the plaintiff, the person who has been injured.
In Charlotte, NC, injured people can recover economic and non-economic damages. We discuss each below.
Economic damages are those that are easily calculated because there’s some kind of “paper trail” attached.
For example, let’s say you were in a car crash that was caused by someone who ran a red light. The collision caused a fracture in your leg. In this case, your economic damages would include everything for which you have a bill, receipt, or invoice: ambulance rides, doctor’s appointments, medication, physical therapy, etc.
In addition to medical expenses, economic damages include lost income (salary and wages as a loss of the incident) and property loss. In the example above, this could be the cost to fix or replace your car.
Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate because there is not a specific dollar amount attached to the loss. This category of damages includes things like emotional distress, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
It’s nearly impossible to argue effectively for these damages on your own. An experienced Charlotte personal injury lawyer from Johnson & Groninger PLLC has the legal knowledge and fortitude to obtain every cent of what you deserve.
Why you need a Charlotte personal injury attorney
The most realistic reason to hire an attorney after being injured? Insurance companies are not looking out for you.
They’re businesses, and as such, they make money by giving you the least amount of compensation possible. That means they’ll do virtually anything to devalue or outright deny your claim. Without an attorney, you’re giving them a far greater chance of getting away with it.
You need a lawyer with ample experience and resources, someone who isn’t afraid to stand up to the insurance company, the reckless driver, the negligent manufacturer, or whoever else is denying your claim to get you the compensation you deserve.
Don’t settle for just any attorney. At Johnson & Groninger, our skilled Charlotte personal injury lawyers have the technical knowledge to drive your case forward, plus more than 20 years of experience dealing with insurance companies, defense firms, and other parties.
How our injury attorneys prove liability
Personal injury cases are based on a theory of negligence, which is the failure to use the care that a reasonable person would in a similar situation. To prove that someone was negligent, you must show four things:
- Duty: the other person (or entity) had a duty of care towards you.
- Breach: They breached — or violated — that duty of care.
- Causation: their breach was the but-for the cause of your injuries. In other words, but for their actions, you would not have suffered an injury.
- Damages: you suffered losses as a result.
Consider a situation where you were hit by a person who was texting while driving. They had a duty to pay attention while driving, and they breached that duty by texting. But for their texting and driving, there wouldn’t have been a crash and you wouldn’t have been hurt. Finally, you suffered damages — such as broken bones, lost wages, and damage to your car — from the crash.
This is a clear example of negligence, but there are situations where it is more complicated, such as in multi-car collisions. Our team of experienced North Carolina personal injury attorneys will investigate your case to ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable for your losses.
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Why hire Johnson & Groninger
Not all attorneys are the same. Many personal injury lawyers lack the skill, experience, and attention needed to handle and win your case. Others will sacrifice your best interests for their personal gain.
Johnson & Groninger is different, and here’s why:
We only get paid if you win
Our injury attorneys are paid on a contingency basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless we win your case and you get paid.
Contingency is important because you can rest assured that we’ll do everything in our power to win your case. Other attorneys may treat you like a paycheck, but Johnson & Groninger treats you like a part of the team.
We treat clients like family
A good Charlotte personal injury lawyer will make you feel valued and respected. After all, you’re the one who suffered an injury; a truly helpful attorney will never make you feel like you’re an inconvenience.
At Johnson & Groninger, we understand that clients have many options for legal services, but they chose us. We would never do anything to jeopardize their choice, which is why we prioritize making clients feel comfortable, welcome, and respected.
We prepare every case for trial
Insurance companies and defense lawyers know which personal injury attorneys will roll over and accept whatever small settlement they can get. They also know which attorneys are prepared to fight for what their client deserves in court.
A good lawyer will prepare every case for trial because sometimes that’s the only way they can earn fair compensation for their clients. Not all firms do this, but we know how important maximum compensation is for our clients. Anything less is unacceptable.
Our Charlotte personal injury lawyers are here to help
Attorneys at Johnson & Groninger are fully dedicated to helping our clients. We’re passionate about the law and are happy to educate injured people about the NC legal system and the ins and outs of their cases.
Each of our lawyers is community-minded and client-focused. Please call (704) 200-2009 to speak with an attorney. We look forward to hearing from you.