Personal Injury

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There’s nothing normal about sustaining a personal injury. The unexpected happens and one’s life is turned upside down. For decades, Bagwell Holt Smith P.A. has provided representation through all types of personal injury claims, including motor vehicle and bicycle accidents, serious and permanent injuries and wrongful death.

Our personal injury attorneys have an impressive record of obtaining fair compensation for injuries suffered. As a client-centered practice, we understand the consequences of serious injuries. We will answer your questions as we seek to fully understand the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life. We pride ourselves on being compassionate and responsive and have a deeply experienced support staff trained to provide supportive professional service.

You will never know how grateful we are for all your long hours and the hard work you devoted to my case. Thank you for your patience with me and those tons of papers I kept dumping on you. Know that you will always be thought of with fondness.

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A car accident is stressful and traumatic and often leads to unforeseen medical bills and lost time from work. We have a hard-won reputationfor aggressively pursuing fair compensation, while providing compassionate service. Our personal injury attorneys emphasize responsiveness and always present an honest assessment of your case. We’re smart in our negotiation techniques and undaunted by taking a case to trial. We have a strong team of experienced attorneys and support staff who diligently seek to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Injuries from trucking accidents can present unique challenges. We urge clients to contact us as soon as possible after an accident, because evidence of the causes and circumstances needs to be obtained before it is misplaced or destroyed by truckers and the trucking companies. Don’t speak to an insurance adjuster or give a recorded statement before you speak to an attorney.

We will fight to receive recovery of:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Out of pocket costs for gas, parking and travel
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Life-changing injuries have cascading effects, impacting a person’s finances, their capability for maintaining employment and their ability to enjoy life to its fullest. BHSPA has an impressive, 30+ year record of obtaining fair compensation for such losses through both negotiation and litigation.

As a client-centered practice, we strive to be responsive and professional and give these cases the compassion and attention they deserve. Our personal injury lawyers and staff are as experienced and knowledgeable as they are committed. In our experience, the majority of cases can be resolved through negotiation, however, if litigation is necessary, you can be sure we will fight to the fullest extent of the law.

Types of serious and permanent injuries that we assist with include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Permanent scarring
  • Amputations
  • Burn and explosion injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Wounds from animal attacks
  • Herniated discs

If you’re injured in a bicycle accident due to the negligence of someone else, our personal injury attorneys can help you recover damages. We will vigorously pursue fair compensation for your injuries. We’ve seen the impact of unforeseen medical bills and lost time from work, and we’re here to ensure that you receive the protection you deserve from NC’s bicycle laws.

After a bicycle accident do not repair, fix or dispose of your damaged bike without talking to an attorney. That bike may help prove your case. Any damage may need to be photographed or examined by an expert after your accident. Secure your bike in a safe, dry place to avoid damage that is not relevant to your case.

We have extensive experience successfully pursuing recovery of:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Representing clients who have lost loved ones due to negligent actions or misconduct of another person or entity is a responsibility we take extremely seriously. We’re honored that many clients are referred from past clients, which we consider a testament to our compassion, professionalism and the fair compensation we obtain for fatal accidents. A wrongful death claim may reach a settlement, or it may be brought to trial. We are accomplished litigators, deeply experienced in all facets of the law and sensitive to family concerns and the emotional impact the wrongful death of a loved one can cause.

If you are considering legal action after such an event, it is important to choose an experienced attorney who is familiar with such cases. Note that it’s important to act immediately, as wrongful death statutes are time sensitive. Let us help you receive the compensation you deserve.

If the death was caused by any of the following, or any other negligent reason, contact us:

  • Fatal car accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Bicycle accident
  • Pedestrian accident
  • Construction accident
  • On-the-job fatality

You may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Loss of services
  • Loss of consortium
We’re here for you.