“I would like to give thanks and extend my appreciation to Mr. Matthew Fleishman for his devotion in presenting my son, Brent Rodgers’ Mediation case, in 2006. I was so impressed with how he demonstrated such professionalism and grace and in the end all parties involved were satisfied. I will always be grateful and I feel really good about referring others to you because of a job WELL DONE.!!! You will always be my Attorney. Again, thank you and I sincerely wish you, your family and your firm a healthy, wealthy and most prosperous New Year.”
Ms. Jean A. Rodgers (Charlotte, NC)
“I never thought in my life that I would be put in a situation where I would be in need of a personal injury attorney. I was very pleased to be referred to Rosensteel Fleishman. Mr. Matthew Fleishman is a well informed & experienced attorney. He explained all steps in detail & resolutions that might & would occur during the duration of my case. Mr. Fleishman is a very pleasant, polite and caring person. Being a client of Rosensteel Fleishman was the right choice for me. I am sure they will be the best choice for everyone else. Job well done.” Thank you
MHF (Charlotte, NC)
After being injured in an automobile accident in North Carolina there are many things to worry about. You worry about your health, your family, your car, your job and your future. You should not have to worry about the credibility and expertise of your personal injury attorney. Each NC personal injury attorney routinely fields questions regarding auto accidents in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina. Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding NC car accidents have been addressed in the many articles found on this website.
At Rosensteel Fleishman, PLLC our Charlotte personal injury lawyers handle every aspect of your car accident (or other personal injury) from start to finish. Our lawyers have handled personal injury cases all over North Carolina and are regularly brought in to assist other lawyers with their client’s cases. It is not without a small amount of pride that we continue to serve thousands of people across NC despite the fact that we have never advertised our services via TV, radio or send letters to people’s houses.
Our personal injury attorneys will take the time to explain the law to you in a way that makes sense. In most cases North Carolina is in the minority of states in how they view the law of negligence. What this means for our clients, their cases and their future is paramount in how our lawyers handle each case. One of North Carolina’s most confusing negligence laws deals with the legal theory of contributory negligence. For our review of the same please see our article on NC Contributory Negligence
Our lawyers work to find every possible source of money to compensate you for your personal injury. Our investigations include, but are not limited to, DMV insurance checks, asset checks, and private investigations. We make sure our personal injury clients are fully informed about the financial and legal aspects of their case every step of the way. In the ever changing landscape of NC personal injury law our lawyers have the experience and resources to get our clients everything the law says they deserve. Further, our lawyers handle all aspects of insurance subrogation, at no additional cost, to put more money in the pockets of our clients.
Being injured in a car accident allows the injured party to bring a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. From the point of view of the insurance carrier the value of the claim is dependent on how clear the liability is and the extent of the injuries. In many situations the insurance carrier will attempt to reduce its exposure by arguing that their insured was not at fault, partially at fault, or that the car accident did not cause the injury claimed by the plaintiff/claimant.
Medical causation can be an extremely complex issue. Many people make the mistake of failing to tell their doctor all of their symptoms or waiting too long to go to the doctor after the accident. Since the burden of proof is on the claimant these common mistakes allow the insurance carrier to argue a lack of causation, thereby avoiding payment.
When cases are litigated in NC the Plaintiff has the burden of proof for each and every element of their claim. Medical causation can be the most obvious element to the injured party and the most confusing to the jury. Defense attorneys and insurance companies spend countless hours and dollars distorting medical causation to sway a jury and eliminate their need to pay or at least reduce the jury’s eventual award. It is imperative that a well-informed client explain their medical situation to their doctors as clearly and as simply as possible. Insurance companies look for common mistakes made by individuals during their treatment when determining the dollar value to assign a claim. This is when the advice and counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer becomes invaluable.
Many people make the mistake of speaking to the at-fault party’s insurance carrier after a NC car accident. There is no legal requirement to speak with the insurance company. The insurance adjusters are trained to ask specific questions to elicit a response which might irreparably harm the claimant’s case. Our Charlotte car accident lawyers do not let our clients speak with the insurance carrier.
Insurance carriers know the more time that passes after a car accident the harder it becomes to gather evidence as to the cause of the accident. This becomes important when you have two different stories about how the accident took place. A familiar situation is when two cars collide in an intersection and both drivers claim they had the green light. If there is a witness to the accident, that person’s statement needs to be secured as soon as possible. Claimants can not rely on their own insurance company to do this or the adverse carrier to do this, especially if the witness would give a statement against their insured. As time passes memories fade, people move or pass away. Failure to secure the witnesses statement may result in a key piece of evidence being lost forever.
There is no fee to speak with one of our Charlotte personal injury lawyers. We handle car accidents in Charlotte, Gastonia Concord and across North Carolina. We are constantly called in by other lawyers to assist them regarding their client’s NC car accident case. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your case.
Published by Matthew Fleishman