Auto Accident Injury
Our attorneys have handled many auto accident claims and cases, and we have a tremendous amount of experience in handling personal injury claims arising out of auto accidents. These include auto accidents caused by drunk drivers, rear-end accidents, intersection and “T-bone” accidents, unsafe lane change and side-swipe accidents, and numerous other car accidents where persons have been injured by the negligent, careless or reckless conduct of another motorist. Where a person has been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another, then this gives rise to a claim for personal injuries under the law.
Distracted driving has become a cause of very many car accidents. where persons are operating vehicles on at speed on highways, roads and streets while talking on hand held cell phones, texting, or doing other things that take away their attention from their responsibilities of driving. Drivers who speed, tailgate or make unsafe lane changes cause many accidents on our roadways, and their unsafe behavior causes many accidents in which persons are injured through no fault of their own.
Semi Truck Accident Attorneys
Accidents involving tractor-trailers and semi trucks can sometimes present special issues. When a motorist is struck by a large commercial vehicle, the injuries can be catastrophic and the damages may be astronomical. We are experienced in handling such trucking cases. Commercial trucks typically weigh much more than other vehicles on the highway and often have a much greater stopping distance and take much longer to bring to a stop. For this reason, safety dictates that truck drivers maintain a safe speed and also maintain a greater stopping distance.
Professional and over the road truck drivers are limited by law to driving a certain maximum number of hours per day and are required to maintain drivers logs. Many modern trucks are also equipped with event data records (“black boxes”) which can record important information about an accident or incident, such as the truck’s speed and braking.
We have experienced Semi Truck Accident Attorneys
We are experienced in handling such cases and in conducting investigation and discovery into whether trucking companies and their drivers have failed to comply with the applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances.If you or a family member has been injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or semi truck, or some other form of large commercial vehicle, please contact us as we can likely be of assistance in seeing that a favorable resolution is obtained.
Motorcycle Accident Attorney North Carolina
We have handled many cases involving injuries to motorcyclists in Virginia and North Carolina. Accidents to motorcyclists often result in very serious injuries, including fractures, road rash, injuries to internal organs, and in some instances traumatic brain injury, or TBI. In many instances, the facts will show that the driver of another vehicle simply failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to see the motorcycle, and as a result the collision occurred and the motorcyclist was injured.
Under the law drivers of truck and automobiles are under the same duty to keep a proper lookout and to notice motorcycles as they are other vehicles on the highway. When personal injury cases involving injuries to motorcyclists go to trial, jury selection can be very important, as some persons may have a bias against motorcycles and motorcyclists, and accordingly it is important to try to avoid jurors who may harbor such feelings.
Contact Us for Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Virginia or North Carolina, please contact us so that we can provide you with a personal consultation concerning your claim.
Car Accident Attorneys
Many of the cases we handle involve car accidents, and we have successfully handled car accident cases throughout Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. These include auto accidents caused by:
- Drunk drivers;
- Rear-end accidents;
- Intersection and “T-bone” accidents;
- Unsafe lane change and side-swipe accidents; and
- Numerous other car accidents where persons have been injured by the negligent, careless or reckless conduct of another motorist.
When a person has been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another driver, then this gives rise to a claim for personal injuries under the law.
Distracted driving has become a cause of many car accidents, where persons are operating vehicles on highways, roads and streets while talking on hand held cell phones, texting, or doing other things that take their attention away from their responsibilities of driving. Drivers who speed, tailgate or make unsafe lane changes cause many accidents on our roadways, as well, and their unsafe behavior causes many accidents in which persons are injured through no fault of their own.
Hire Us to Fight for your Personal Injury Claims
We bring our knowledge and experience in the handling of such auto accident cases to bear in assisting your in the handling of your claim.
Personal Injury Insurance Claims
We have handled many claims for personal injury against all of the major insurance companies. In Virginia and North Carolina, where a lawsuit is filed, the other driver or person at fault is named as the defendant in the case, however for practical purposes in many ways the claim is against the insurance company which insures the person at fault. In handling such claims we are familiar with the strategies and tactics of these insurance companies in the handling of personal injury claims, and we can help advise clients how best to deal with the insurance company. In most instances we handle all dealings with the insurance company on behalf of our clients, and limit the ability of the insurance company to have any direct contact with our clients.
We can bring our knowledge and experience in dealing with insurance companies to bear on your behalf in making sure that recovery is sought from all potential sources of insurance coverage. We can help clients navigate the different types of insurance and insurance coverages, such as liability insurance, health insurance, medical expense coverage and lost wage reimbursement coverage. We also help clients in dealing with lien or reimbursement issues, such as where a health insurance company has paid for a person’s medical treatment from an accident and expects to be reimbursed from any recovery obtained by the injured party in a personal injury claim.
For Personal Injury Insurance Assistance Call Us
At Goss & Fentress, PLC we have handled many issues involving insurance coverage issues, and if you have been the victim of the negligence of another and are dealing with an insurance company, or an insurance company is contacting you, please give us a call as may be able to assist you.
Brain Injury Lawyers
Cases involving brain injury, also known at traumatic brain injury or TBI, can present special issues. Brain injuries are often long lasting or permanent, and persons suffering from brain injury or traumatic brain injury may require special medical treatment. Significant brain injury may occur from what is known as a closed head injury, even where there is no fracture or piercing of the skull. A sudden blow or blows to the head may cause the brain to strike the inside of the skull, with resulting injury to the brain itself. Persons suffering traumatic brain injury may be affected in their cognitive abilities and some persons who have suffered brain injury have been known to suffer a change in personality.
Obviously, a serious brain injury can adversely affect a person in his or her ability to work or engage in their occupation, in interpersonal relationships with family, friends and co-workers, and in the very ability to enjoy life. Medical treatment for persons who have suffered brain injury may include physicians in certain specialized fields of medicine, such as neurosurgery, neuropsychology and psychiatry. Diagnostic testing for brain injury may include special high resolution and 3-D MRI as well as PET scans. In addition, it is not unusual for persons who have suffered brain injury to develop related problems with psychiatric or mental disorders, such as depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder and the like.
Contact our Brain Injury Lawyers
We have handled many cases involving traumatic brain injury and are familiar with the issues presented by such cases. If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury, please contact us for a private consultation so that we can evaluate your claim and assist you in trying to obtain a full and fair recovery.