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Personal Injury Lawyers in Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington is among the fastest growing areas of North Carolina. Along with economic growth and a larger population have also come much more traffic congestion and more traffic accidents.

Our knowledgeable attorneys offer legal representation in cases involving personal injury, workers’ compensation disputes and Social Security Disability claims. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a workplace accident or a collision caused by another driver in Wilmington or anywhere in southeastern North Carolina, we understand that you are going through a stressful time. One of our experienced Wilmington car accident attorneys can review your injury and discuss your legal options. Our Wilmington law office is located at 213 Princess Street near downtown.

Our experienced team at Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law is committed to providing personal attention to each client we represent and to serve with uncompromising integrity. Our consultations are free, and we make this commitment: If we are unable to obtain compensation for you, we will not charge you for our legal services. We work to recover compensation for clients that includes:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death damages

With offices in Wilmington, Fayetteville, Southern Pines, Dunn, Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro, Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law has the resources and commitment to help you pursue compensation to assist with your recovery.


“Mr. Hardison, You make me feel like I am someone. I feel that you and your staff have put One Hundred and Ten percent of your effort into my case to make the right things happen. For that I thank all of you very much. My wife would like you to know she feels the same.

Thank you all!”

- Dean Hooton
Hardison & Cochran

213 Princess Street

Wilmington, NC 28401

Phone: (910) 333-3333

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Wilmington Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Workers in New Hanover County and across southeastern North Carolina who sustain injuries in on-the-job accidents deserve the full benefits accorded by the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance that most employers in North Carolina are required to carry, providing benefits in the event of a workplace accident. An injured employee who is hurt on the job is entitled to receive fully paid medical treatment and hospitalization as well as compensation for a portion of lost wages after the accident.

North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation system provides benefits regardless of who was responsible for the workplace accident and regardless of the injured worker’s immigration status. It is important to notify your employer promptly of your work-related injury, and workers’ compensation claims must be filed within a certain amount of time.

Unfortunately, some Wilmington employers make it more difficult than it should be for an injured worker to receive their rightful benefits. The employer may deny that your injury was work related or discourage you from making a claim. The doctor chosen by your employer may have incorrectly diagnosed the seriousness of your injury or released you to return to work before you are really ready. Our attorneys can help you obtain a second medical opinion from a qualified doctor who will listen to your concerns. An accurate medical diagnosis is an important piece of a workers’ compensation claim.

If you have sustained an injury on the job or developed a work-related illness in Wilmington and your employer is disputing your workers’ compensation claim, you need the guidance of a qualified workers’ compensation lawyer.

Hardison & Cochran has three attorneys who are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation. We understand North Carolina workers’ compensation law. Our attorneys stand up for the legal rights of injured workers and are dedicated to helping you seeking the full benefits you deserve.

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Wilmington Accident Attorney

The personal injury attorneys at Hardison & Cochran offer legal representation to people in a range of accident and wrongful death matters, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, defective medical devices that cause injury, dangerous drugs and nursing home abuse. If you or a loved one has been harmed in an accident in Wilmington caused by another’s carelessness or irresponsible behavior, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other expenses.

If the driver who caused your car accident violated the law by driving while intoxicated, for example, the at-fault driver may face criminal prosecution. Drivers who endanger the safety of others by acting irresponsibly should be held accountable. But a criminal conviction of the driver will not provide any compensation to pay your medical bills. If the driver’s insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement to cover your damages, you may need to file a separate civil lawsuit against the at-fault driver and their insurance company to obtain compensation. Our attorneys can review the specific facts of your accident and advise you whether you have a valid claim.

Dangerous Intersections in Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington has a number of dangerous intersections throughout the city where drivers running red lights have caused numerous accidents and injuries. Six people died in traffic accidents at intersections in New Hanover County in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  The city has installed traffic cameras at more than a dozen high accident intersections to try to reduce the number of motorists who disregard traffic signals, run red lights and cause crashes. Here is a list of these dangerous intersections:

  • 17th Street and Market Street
  • N. 23rd Street and Market Street
  • Market Street and Kerr Avenue
  • Market Street and New Centre Drive
  • S. 3rd Street and Wooster Street
  • S. 3rd Street and Dawson Street
  • S. 16th Street and Wooster Street
  • S. 16th and Dawson Street
  • S. 17th Street and Wooster Street
  • S. 17th Street and Dawson Street
  • Wrightsville Avenue and Colonial Drive
  • Carolina Beach Road and Southern Boulevard
  • S. 17th Street and College Road

After any type of accident involving a serious injury, you may be wondering where to turn and what to do next. By visiting the Hardison & Cochran website, you have taken an important first step toward obtaining compassionate legal assistance. Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law helps people who have been harmed in accidents caused by others pursue insurance settlements and other financial benefits that they need to recover. To receive trusted guidance, call us today or complete our online contact form to speak with an attorney. We will respond to you within 24 hours.

Meet Our Attorneys
Benjamin Cochran
J. Jackson Hardison
J. Adam Bridwell
John Paul Godwin
Susan L. Downs
Carter Whittington
Donald Bardes
Rick Scott
Joey DeMartin
Michelle Dewkett-Kochhar
Kenneth Hardison
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