You only choose a personal injury attorney when you need one. When you or someone you love is injured because of someone’s carelessness, you need help to make it right. You need the best solution because your case is different, it is personal, and it is important. And your choice matters: you need experience, compassion and proven results.
The attorneys at Johnson & Groninger will work for you when you are wronged or injured. You receive one-on-one attention, whether we seek a settlement for you, or whether we fight for you in court. Your best solution is our goal: you need compensation to cover your medical bills, your lost wages, and to fund your recovery. We understand that your injury can change your life forever.
Our firm has a proven record of success in personal injury cases. We negotiate and go to trial in bicycle crashes, motor vehicle crashes, trucking crashes, cases involving workers’ compensation and personal injury, falls in public places, inadequate security, and dangerous products.
Think you can’t afford high-quality representation? Your case evaluation is free. And we won’t charge a fee if we don’t get you compensation for your injuries. But don’t wait — your case deserves immediate attention. Contact us now.
Each year about 1,000 cyclists are involved in crashes on North Carolina roads. But your bicycle crash is not just a number. Every crash is different, and understanding the causes and forces in your crash is key. You need a lawyer who understands bicycles and cyclists. Attorney Ann Groninger is a cyclist who is dedicated to protecting the rights of cyclists. Her book, The Ride Guide, is an easy to understand explanation of North Carolina bicycle law.
Cyclists who chose Ann have benefited from her experience. Some of her case results:
- $4,500,000 verdict in a trial against a company and its owner for the wrongful death of a Durham cyclist;
- settlement against a company in the Eastern North Carolina wrongful death of a Union County bicyclist;
- $400,000 verdict on behalf of an injured bicyclist in Union County;
- $250,000 insurance limits in a disputed liability uninsured motorist – bicycle crash case after obtaining an order from Federal Court requiring defendant insurer to arbitrate;
- $600,000 settlement in bicycle case from the underinsured driver with personal assets;
- $450,000 plus judgment in Union County bicycle case;
- $13,000,000 settlement in Mecklenburg County auto crash case;
- $250,000 verdict in Forsyth County premises liability case;
- $250,000 liability and UIM settlement in Wake County where initial UIM offer was $20,000 of $150,000 available;
- $550,000 settlement in products liability case against bicycle manufacturer;
- $250,000 limits settlement in denied liability motor vehicle crash case in __- County
- $675,000 settlement in Gaston County pedestrian case;
- $800,000 in Mecklenburg County motorcyclist case;
- $200,000 in products liability case against bicycle accessory manufacturer;
- $135,000 in Henderson County case that was turned down by multiple other attorneys because liability was heavily contested;
- $50,000 insurance limits in Henderson County case that was turned down by multiple other attorneys because liability was heavily contested;
- Multiple dozens of additional cases tried or settled on behalf of bicyclists in multiple North Carolina counties, including Mecklenburg, Union, Buncombe, Henderson, Watauga, Forsyth, Guilford, Durham, Wake, Chatham, Orange, Cumberland, New Hanover, New Brunswick and other North Carolina counties.
Ann Groninger is backed by a team of lawyers who go to trial on bicycle cases: Helen Baddour, based in the Charlotte office with Ann, and Valerie Johnson and Drew Culler in the Durham office. You can read about Helen and Drew’s $150,000 verdict against a driver in a company truck who ran over the arm of a cyclist after the driver’s aggressive driving caused the cyclist to fall here. With two offices, we cover the state of North Carolina.
You need an experienced and committed bicycle crash lawyer when you are injured in a bicycle crash. Choose Johnson & Groninger to help you hold the wrongdoer accountable. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Your crash is not just an “accident.” Motor vehicle collisions are so common that we call them accidents, when in fact they could have been prevented. Crashes occur because someone did something wrong. It could be carelessness, or even intentional. But when a crash happens it is no accident. In North Carolina, 1,442 people were killed and 125,454 injured in 2018 in motor vehicle collisions. Many of those collisions were due to inattention, driving under the influence, or speed. Whatever the reason for the crash that injured you, you need a lawyer who can help.
Consider that North Carolina law holds that if you contribute to a crash in any way, you cannot recover for your injuries in a crash — even if the other driver is many times more responsible. You can’t afford a misunderstanding when your compensation is on the line. The insurance company will make sure that they have experienced representation on their side; shouldn’t you have from help from an experienced Durham personal injury lawyer?
If you have been hit by a tractor-trailer, you may be left with serious injuries. A tractor-trailer can weigh more than 80,000 pounds. Large trucks often travel on highways and at high speeds. We all know of the potentially deadly consequences when there is a truck wreck.
At Johnson & Groninger, our trucking accident attorneys understand the laws and regulations that protect you from the negligent actions of truck drivers and the companies that employ them. We know that these companies and their insurers will try to make you settle for as little as possible, and will fight for an amount that fairly compensates you with current and future damages.
You may have a premises liability case if you were injured by the carelessness of a property owner or the tenant. You may have heard about “slip and fall” cases; you might think that that is what premises liability means. But even though slips and falls might be the first thing that come to mind, open holes, falling objects, inadequate security, and other defects can cause serious injury.
The truth is that property owners in North Carolina have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and to warn people of dangerous conditions. Premises cases call for an experienced personal injury attorney. The law requires that you cannot recover if your injury is partly your fault, even if the property owner admits to being negligent. The lawyer you choose makes a difference — because you may not be at fault, or you may be the victim of conduct so bad that your fault won’t matter. The property owner will have representation; will you?
Sometimes injuries might involve a workers’ compensation claim, if you are an employee of one business and are hurt on another company’s property. Or when workers from another employer come in and fail to properly install equipment. Your workers’ compensation and third-party claims work together, but many personal injury lawyers don’t know workers’ comp. At Johnson & Groninger, we have handled claims where:
- A tanker truck driver was blown off of the top of his truck when the employee carelessly caused hot chemicals to spew out of a hose;
- Multiple workers suffered injuries in a gas explosion;
- Employees suffered neck and head injuries where an automatic door crashed into them;
- Workers were exposed to toxic chemicals;
- Numerous other situations involving crashes and falls.
If you or someone you love has been injured on someone else’s property, contact our North Carolina personal injury lawyers about bringing a premises liability claim against them.
You may have heard of some of these dangerous products: the exploding gas tank on the Ford Pinto; the airbags in Toyota cars that injured or killed people; electric cords that caught fire; brakes that didn’t work; washing machines that exploded; breast implants that leaked and caused disability. A product can have different types of defects. Some defects come from:
- Dangerous design: The product is bound to fail because the design was faulty;
- Manufacturing errors: The product was not made the way it was supposed to be; or
- Failure to warn: The product should have come with warnings for the consumer about how it should not be used.
You might not be aware of all of the injuries that can come from products sold in the U.S. The Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps a list of recalls and product warnings that you can check before you buy, to keep you and your family safe. But sometimes, checking for warnings is not enough.
If you believe that a dangerous or defective product caused your injury, you should ask questions and keep any evidence of the product. Because you will have to show that you used the product correctly, you need a lawyer who understands the law and the evidence needed to prove your case. Huge corporations will have lawyers on their side, and they hold the design and manufacturing evidence; how will you hold them accountable? Let our attorneys at Johnson & Groninger help you.
You hear about “wrongful death” lawsuits so often that can sound impersonal. A bicyclist who was killed by a texting driver, or a construction worker who was killed by a falling object. Or a child who dies because of a dangerous product. But when the death is of your husband, your daughter, or your parent, it is personal. Losing a loved one because someone was careless, negligent, or meant to cause harm is the worst thing that can happen to you. You will survive, but you will never be the same.
When a defendant kills your loved one, you may have to help with a criminal case against the wrongdoer. It is vitally important to have justice when a crime is committed. But justice doesn’t stop at the criminal courtroom. You will have to survive each and every day without your family member.
At Johnson & Groninger, we have assisted families trying to pick up the pieces of their lives follow a tremendous loss. Nothing can bring a loved one back. But justice can help you and your family. The loss of income, comfort and support you are suffering should be respected and compensated.
Contact the wrongful death attorneys at Johnson Groninger for a free consultation today.
Contact A Law Firm That Cares
A sudden and unexpected injury can happen at any time. If it happens to you, contact Johnson Groninger to learn how we can help with your personal injury claim or workers’ compensation case.