Personal Injury Attorney in Jacksonville, NC
Handling Personal Injury, Social Security, & Workers' Compensation Cases
Anyone who has suffered serious injury or disability because of someone else's negligence can recover their damages by filing a claim for compensation. There are several types of compensation that you may be able to receive depending upon the circumstances of the accident, which is why it is important to retain our firm's
Jacksonville personal injury lawyer to guide you
step by step through the process. The Peterman Law Firm, PLLC can help you make the best decisions regarding pursuing a claim or lawsuit for compensation in your case.
The Peterman Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to recovering compensation for people who have been wrongfully injured in any kind of accident. As a client-oriented firm, we truly care for each of our clients and get to know them and their families personally in order to build the strongest possible cases. Instead of using a cookie-cutter approach to every case, we put ourselves in each client's shoes and look at their case from their eyes so that we can properly prepare their case. We also conduct extensive investigation and trial preparation for each case so that insurance companies know that we are prepared to go to court if necessary. Our firm can provide excellent counsel and representation for injury and disability claims of all kinds.
Personal Injury Practice Areas
If you have been injured in an accident that is not related to your occupation, you can recover your damages through a personal injury claim. By filing such a claim, you take on the liable party's insurance company to win a fair settlement or trial verdict. Personal injury claims can be filed for car accidents,
bicycle accidents, and
boating accidents. Other cases include
premises liability, such as
slip and fall accidents and
dog bites. Family members of fatal accident victims can also file a
wrongful death claim to compensate for their terrible loss.
If your injury occurred on the job, you may be eligible for workers' compensation. Nearly every employer in North Carolina is required to have some form of workers' compensation insurance. After you suffer an injury or disease due to your occupation, you should report it immediately to your supervisor and retain a lawyer to help you through the process. Our firm can help you file a strong claim and can represent you in an appeal if your claim is wrongfully denied.
Injury victims might also be eligible for disability benefits if their injury, disease, or other medical condition makes it impossible for you to return to work. Most individuals who become disabled are eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits as long as they have paid into the system and have enough "credits." Your eligibility for SSD depends on how many credits you have accrued based on how long you paid into the system and how recently you had been working before becoming disabled. If you are a
wounded warrior, you might be able to file for disability benefits with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Many veterans are even eligible to file for both
VA benefits and Social Security.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Jacksonville, NC
The Peterman Law Firm, PLLC can provide the counsel and skilled representation that you need in order to recover your damages. Attorney Thomas "Russ" Peterman, Jr. has more than 25 years of experience and is a member of various associations such as the North Carolina Advocates For Justice, the National Organization for Social Security Claimant Representatives, and the American Association for Justice. He is a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College in Wyoming and the Virginia Trial College at the University of Virginia, is a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission-certified mediator, and was named the Best Lawyer in Jacksonville in the
Jacksonville Daily News in 2008. Our firm has what it takes to handle your case, so
contact us today for a
free case evaluation!
Our firm is proud to represent clients all throughout the east side of North Carolina, including Onslow County, Duplin County, Jones County, and Carteret County. If you are a resident of one of these areas, then please do not hesitate to give us a call. We also serve the cities of Emerald Isle, Morehead City, New Burn, Richlands, and Swansboro!