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Located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, our Law Firm has been helping car accident and personal injury victims obtain fast and fair settlements for their injuries, for over 40 years.

Injury Lawyers Located in Jacksonville, NC

Car Crash? Motorcycle / Bicycle Accident?  Visit the Offices of Kellum Law Firm – Your local injury lawyers in Jacksonville, NC.

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Kellum Law Firm Jacksonville –  Your Local Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers.

Based in Jacksonville North Carolina and with offices located around the State, Kellum Law Firm has helped locals like yourself, providing legal council and support with –

  • Car Accident Claims
  • Personal Injury cases
  • Workers’ Compensation claims
  • Social Security Disability claims
  • Wrongful Death cases
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Dog Bite cases
  • Slip and Fall accidents
  • Elder Abuse & Injury Cases
  • and more.

It’s easy to connect with our Jacksonville office and talk with one of our experienced attorneys. Use the form on this page or call the number below any time day or night.

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A Message From Our Founder:


“If you or a family member have been involved in an auto accident or other type of personal injury, or need assistance with a workers’ compensation claim, social security disability claim or any other type of accident or injury claim, then stop by the Kellum Law offices at 4944 Windy Hill Dr. Jacksonville, NC 27609 and speak with one of our attorneys today.

Our team are experienced, compassionate and driven to get folks like you the best possible settlement for their accident or injury claim.

We’re With You All The Way”

Norman B. Kellum Jr.

When to Get a Lawyer in a Personal Injury Case

If you are injured on someone’s property or in an auto accident, it is often a good idea to hire a lawyer. A lawyer can help you receive fair compensation for losses due to your injury and help you navigate complicated contributory negligence laws in North Carolina.

Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Lawsuits

In North Carolina, there are strict time limits on when you can make a personal injury claim or file a personal injury lawsuit. In most situations, the period of time is three years. If three years have passed since the accident occurred, an insurance adjuster or the court will generally refuse to hear your case as the statute of limitations has passed. At this point, there is very little that you can do to receive compensation for any damages you sustained. However, there are a few exceptions.

If the injured person was under age 18 or considered mentally incompetent when the accident occurred, the statute of limitations may be extended. Also, if the responsible party has died or is not present in the state of North Carolina, the statute of limitations may be extended. In these cases N.C.G.S. sections 1-21 and 1-22 may apply.  If your case, however, involves a wrongful death, the statute of limitations is generally only two years.

Don’t risk losing your ability to claim fair and reasonable damages/compensation for your injuries, contact our Jacksonville, NC office today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers!

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7 Things to Consider When Hiring an Injury Lawyer to Represent You in an Automobile AccidentCase in NC.

With the increasing numbers of motorists, many of whom are constantly on their phones while driving, the number of auto accidents is on the rise on NC streets and highways. The age of smartphones has brought with it an increase in the number of auto accidents and fatal motor vehicle crashes due to distracted drivers.

Whenever auto accidents occur, victims may incur material losses and suffer bodily injuries. In such instances, accident victims need to decide quickly whether they need the help of an automobile accident attorney in recovering damages.

You canrepresent yourself in an automobile accident claim; however,  it is usually not a good idea.  It is important to keep in mind that insurance companies will have loss adjusters, lawyers and an experienced legal team working on their behalf to minimize their financial payout. For a level playing field in settling your claim in your favor, it is strongly recommended that you hire an experienced automobile accident lawyer to represent you in your claim.

Before hiring an attorney, you need to make some important considerations. Below are 7 factors you should consider when hiring an automobile accident attorney in North Carolina to represent you with your claim:

1.    Potential Compensation for Damages

An automobile accident may be caused entirely as a result of either the negligence or incompetence of the other party. As the plaintiff, you might go on to win your claim for compensation/damages without it being contested or otherwise argued against you. However, uncontested claims are not generally the norm and given that NC is a ‘contributory negligence’ state, it is essential that you hire a lawyer who is well versed on North Carolina personal injury law and how insurance adjusters attempt to underestimate your claim value.

A competent car crash lawyer will ensure that you have the greatest chance of receiving a financial award and for full value.

 

2.    NC Auto Accident Statute Of Limitations

The “statute of limitations” is a state law that defines the time limits for when a claim can be filed against the defendant in a court of law. These deadlines may vary given the kind of harm suffered or the kind of claim you wish to file.

An injury lawyer working on your case will know the boundaries of the statute of limitations for filing lawsuits and making claims against insurance companies. For example, the State statute of limitations may not apply when notifying insurance companies about your loss; they have their own requirements and time limits and it’s always much shorter than that required by the Courts.  Your insurance company expects you to make a claim promptly or within a reasonable durationafter the accident, and the specifics will be detailed in your policy.

 

3.    Tort Laws

NC is one of 28 States that has adopted the system of tort liability when it comes to auto accident laws.  States have adopted this system to allow accident victims to file lawsuits against defendants, who injure them in car wrecks, for compensation which includes payment for pain and suffering, permanent injury, lost wages, and medical bills. 

4.    Role of Negligence

The lawyer representing you should thoroughly understand the role of contributory negligence when filing your claim, bearing in mind that only 4 states including NC have adopted contributory negligence law.

For a successful damages claim in a case pursued through the civil court system, your car accident lawyer must be able to prove that the other driver was fully at fault for the accident. Where the defendant’s lawyers can demonstrate and attribute even partial fault to the plaintiff in an accident case, the plaintiff may be unable to recover any damages for his/her injuries and losses.

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5.    Government Defendants

In a case involving an auto accident where the defendant is actively employed by the government at the time of the accident, the statute of limitations may be significantly shortened. Your attorney should take into account cases where the defendant is a state, municipal or federal employee, since there exist shorter deadlines for providing notice related to your claim. In some instances, deadlines can be as short as six months.

6.    Uninsured/ Underinsured Motorists

NC requires that drivers carry a minimum car insurance policy on their vehicles. This way, individual liability coverage can pay for property damage and bodily injury, up to certain limits. Your attorney should be aware of the minimum coverage requirements in NC and also know how to manage your claim in cases where you are dealing with a defendant who is an uninsured or underinsured motorist.

7.    Legal Fees

Many auto, motorcycle and truck accident attorneys base their fees on receiving a percentage of the gross recovery of your claim. A percentage of any awarded damages is received by the attorney, which often does not cover their ‘out of pocket’ expenses incurred along the way. Some attorneys may have a flat fee or an hourly fee, and you may be liable for paying your attorney even if he or she fails to earn you a financial settlement.

So you need to be aware of your attorney’s fee structure from the outset as it can significantly impact the outcome of the case, particularly if you’re not operating on a ‘only pay if we win’ basis.

If you need help with your case or claim, contact our Jacksonville office today and speak with an experienced car crash lawyer ASAP.

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Kellum Law Firm is located in Jacksonville, NC and has offices around North Carolina, including New Bern, Wilmington, Raleigh and more. We provide local Jacksonville residents with legal services focusing on auto accident law and personal injury law including medical malpractice, SS disability cases, workers' compensation claims and more. Contact our Jacksonville offices today!

 

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