What is a Personal Injury?


A personal injury is any type of damage to your body, mind or emotions. This covers physical harm as well as emotional and psychological trauma caused by a specific experience. Personal injury does not cover damages to personal property. The accidents involved in personal injury cases must occur because of someone else's negligence, meaning that the other party failed to use reasonable care. For example, if you are injured in an auto accident and you can prove that the other party was not exercising reasonable care because they were exceeding the speed limit, then you may have a case.

In a personal injury case, the victim is the person who has been harmed in some way. There are three things that the victim must prove:

  • The victim must prove that the other party was negligent, or did not exercise reasonable care to prevent the accident.
  • The victim must prove that the incident caused harm in some way. This can be physical, emotional or psychological.
  • The victim must prove that the negligent party is legally responsible to pay for the damages. These can include medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, emotional distress, legal costs and more.

The Rodzik Law Group have over 60 years of combined experience with personal injury law. If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in Shallotte NC or surrounding areas, The Rodzik Law Group have the skills and knowledge to help you win your case and get the settlement you deserve.

Dealing With the Insurance Company

Personal injury claims are a way to seek financial compensation for the damages that have been done. Insurance companies are usually responsible for paying the damages to the victim. In some cases, they can try to reduce the amount they must pay the victim, by attempting to minimize the liability of the insured party. If the insurance company can prove the victim was at fault in some way, they are able to justify a lower settlement that may not cover all of the costs of an injury.

If you have been injured at the fault of someone else, their insurance company may contact you directly. It is in the victim's best interest not to give any facts about the accident and absolutely do not sign anything that would give up your right to any compensation. You may provide them with basic information such as name and address, but any other specific information about the accident could be used against you to justify a smaller settlement.

Time to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

Hiring a personal injury attorney is often the best choice for settling a personal injury case. Insurance companies deal with personal injury cases everyday. Some will even try to minimize liability for the insured and supply a smaller settlement to the victim. An experienced attorney will be able to examine the facts of the case to prove negligence and get the compensation you deserve.

The Rodzik Law Group personal injury attorneys have a reputation for being thorough and resourceful to help clients get the proper settlement. Our goal is to ensure that those who have been injured receive the compensation that they are entitled to. We will provide you with an experienced personal injury attorney in Shallotte NC to handle your case and get your life back to normal.

Personal Injury Attorneys in Shallotte NC

The law firm of The Rodzik Law Group is one of the most experienced law firms in North Carolina. We specialize in personal injury cases with extensive knowledge and experience of the law in North Carolina. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact us, at no cost, to see if you have a personal injury case. There is no fee unless we win or settle your claim, so call use at 910-762-1199. For more information about our practice and our team, visit our website at www.rodziklaw.com.