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Raleigh Personal Injury Law Firm | Wake County Negligence Attorney


Personal injuries can be caused by any number of incidents: automobile collisions, assaults, dog bites, construction accidents, hospital malpractice, and toxic exposure, just to name a few. When they occur, the effects can be long-lasting and devastating to both you and your family, particularly if you are the primary wage earner. Unfortunately, North Carolina has very harsh negligence laws which generally act to protect the insurance companies. One such example is North Carolina’s contributory negligence rule which states that if you are even one percent at-fault for your injuries, you are not entitled to a recovery. While there are exceptions to this rule, the insurance companies love to cite it in denying you compensation. You need an advocate on your side who understands North Carolina personal injury law. Contact the Raleigh personal injury law firm of Maginnis Law at 919.480.8526. Our lawyers practice only in the area of civil litigation and regularly appear in the Wake County Courts. If you prefer to communicate electronically, you may send a confidential email via our contact page.

The personal injury attorneys of Maginnis Law offer free consultations to all prospective new clients from our downtown Raleigh office but, if appropriate will also travel to meet with you. We handle all personal injury matters on a contingency basis, such that you do not pay any attorneys’ fees unless and until we recover compensation for your injuries from the at-fault party or his or her insurance company.

One of the most common questions we receive from personal injury claimants is “what type of damages am I entitled to?” The elements of a personal injury compensation package may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

(1) Medical costs, including doctor’s bills, hospital fees, chiropractic charges, physical therapy bills, ambulance fee, etc.;

(2) Physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering;

(3) Lost wages and/or loss of wage earning capacity;

(4) Mileage reimbursement for attending medical visits; and

(5) Permanent disability.

For cases where the Defendant acted with malice or his or her conduct amounted to willful and wanton negligence (i.e. drunk driving), you will be entitled to a jury instruction on punitive damages. The jury, within its discretion, may award up to $250,000.00 or three (3) times your compensatory damages, whichever is greater.

If you have sustained a personal injury in or around Raleigh, North Carolina, including an automobile accident injury, contact the Raleigh personal injury attorneys of Maginnis Law at 919.480.8526. You may also utilize our contact page to submit a new case inquiry. We try to respond to email inquiries within the same day, and, unlike some other firms, you will be contacted by a lawyer, not a case manager or paralegal.

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