Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Fayetteville, North Carolina
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Fayetteville, North Carolina
Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law serves residents of Fayetteville and Cumberland County who have been involved in personal injury accidents or workplace accidents. We have a law office at 327 Dick Street, Unit 101 in downtown Fayetteville. This convenient location is just blocks from the Cumberland County Courthouse and the Market House off of Gillespie and East Russell streets.
Our experienced attorneys provide legal assistance in cases involving personal injury, workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security Disability claims. Our law firm has grown from one small office in Dunn to offices in Fayetteville, Southern Pines, Wilmington, Greensboro, Durham and Raleigh. Our growth and success during more than 30 years has been achieved by providing effective legal representation to thousands of clients— one case at a time.
Our attorneys strive to give personal attention to each one of our clients and to serve them with uncompromising integrity. Hardison & Cochran has adopted a Client Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics that is very much a part of what our attorneys and staff do every day. Our consultations are free. And if we do not obtain compensation for you, we will not charge you for our legal services.
Workers’ Compensation in Fayetteville
Workers in Cumberland County who are injured in workplace accidents and industrial accidents deserve the full benefits provided by the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. Injured workers are generally entitled to receive paid medical and rehabilitation coverage as well as compensation for a portion of any lost wages after sustaining a work-related injury.
It is important to take the proper steps to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers should report the injury promptly to their employer, document the circumstances of the workplace accident in writing and submit a Form 18 to the North Carolina Industrial Commission. The process of filing a workers’ compensation claim or filing an appeal if the approved workers’ compensation benefits are not enough can be confusing. Some injured workers are reluctant to file for benefits because of concern they will lose their jobs or be reported to immigration.
North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system pays benefits regardless of who was at fault in the workplace accident and regardless of a worker’s immigration status. Unfortunately, some Cumberland County employers and their insurance carriers attempt to pay less than the full benefits or try to deny a valid, serious injury claim. A doctor selected by the employer may not have correctly diagnosed the harm your workplace accident caused. An accurate and thorough medical diagnosis is a critical piece of a workers’ compensation claim. A Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyer at Hardison & Cochran can help you seek another medical opinion and obtain the evidence to prove your condition. We are here to stand up for the rights of injured workers.
If you have been injured on the job in Fayetteville and your employer is disputing your injury claim, you need a knowledgeable worker’s compensation attorney to advocate on your behalf. Hardison & Cochran has three attorneys who are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation.
Workers’ compensation claims must be made with a certain amount of time for a worker to receive benefits so it is important to seek legal help without delay. At Hardison & Cochran, we take workers’ rights to on-the-job injury benefits seriously and will work aggressively to seek the benefits you deserve.
Fayetteville Personal Injury Attorney
Our attorneys provide skilled legal assistance in a range of personal injury and wrongful death matters including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, defective medical devices, dangerous drugs and nursing home abuse and neglect. If you or your loved one has been harmed through another’s disregard for safety or negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries.
Cumberland County is among North Carolina’s most dangerous counties for traffic accidents. As of 2014, Cumberland County ranked fourth in the state in fatal traffic accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many traffic accidents are preventable accidents caused by another driver’s error or disregard for safety.
For example, if you were seriously injured in a car accident on Bragg Boulevard caused by a drunk driver who was speeding, you may be entitled to seek compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company to cover your medical bills, lost income from missed work, pain and suffering and other damages. The at-fault driver will likely face criminal prosecution for operating a vehicle with high blood alcohol content. But you will need to file a separate civil lawsuit to seek monetary compensation for your losses.
At Hardison & Cochran, we understand that you are going through a stressful time if you have been injured in an accident and are now considering legal action. We want to help. We provide a free initial consultation during which we will answer your questions and review the details of your injury. We will explain your legal options with no further obligation so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.
Cumberland County Court System
Cumberland County courts are part of the North Carolina unified statewide court system. The court system includes three divisions: the District Court Division, the Superior Court and the Appellate Court Division. The Superior Court and District Court divisions are referred to as the trial courts.
Cumberland County Superior Court hears civil lawsuits including jury trials involving personal injury lawsuits to recover monetary compensation for injuries sustained due to someone else’s fault. Superior Court tries cases in which more than $10,000 is in dispute. The court also has jurisdiction over serious criminal offenses.
The address of the Cumberland County Courthouse is:
Cumberland County Court Clerk
117 Dick Street, Unit 106
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone (910) 475-3000
After any accident involving serious injury, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain of the right steps to take. By visiting our website, you have taken one important step toward seeking help. To discuss your legal options and receive trusted guidance, simply call us or use the online lawyer contact form to reach Hardison & Cochran. We will speak to you right away or respond within 24 hours.
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