It only takes a single moment and a single act of negligence for lives to change. If you have been injured in a crash, our personal injury lawyer from Edwards Injury Law is ready to help.
While the trucking industry plays a significant role in our economy and transports goods and services across the country, semi-truck accidents can be catastrophic.
As a black-owned, veteran-owned law firm, we understand the importance of community. Founding partner, Kevin Edwards, is an active member of the Charlotte community. Whether participating in a church or community service event, you can find Kevin supporting and educating residents and visitors alike. With a champion’s mindset, we take frequent steps to aid and lift up our clients, teammates, peers, and community members.
My family is full of people who have served our community, whether that be through the military, civil rights, church, you name it. I’ve always felt service was engrained in my identity, and that pushed me to serve my country. Upon returning, though, I always felt a special connection to Charlotte and knew there would be a time for me to go back. Having my own law firm gives me the ability to represent everyday people against powerful corporations and government entities that usually don’t have a client's best interest in mind; and I get to do this on my terms through the ideals I value: embodying excellence in service, tirelessly fighting for justice, and winning the day, every day for my clients.
Accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. No matter what type of accident you have been involved in, it is essential to understand your legal rights and options. We can provide you with the legal guidance and representation to get your life back in order as quickly as possible. Clients come to us after all types of accidents – here are some of the most common we encounter.
It only takes a single act of negligence and seconds for lives to change. Say a single mother is commuting to work after dropping her children off at school when a distracted driver collides with her car at an intersection. She could face significant injuries and time away from work. Providing for her children could become a challenge as she tries to heal and keep food on the table. Fortunately, the legal system offers crash victims the opportunity to seek compensation for their losses. If you have been injured in a crash, our car accident lawyer from Edwards Injury Law is ready to help.
While the trucking industry plays a significant role in our economy and transports goods and services across the country, semi-truck accidents can be catastrophic. When a tractor-trailer causes an accident, the smaller vehicle’s passengers are at risk for severe or fatal injuries. Negligent truck drivers and trucking companies can be held accountable for victims’ losses.
Buses are a popular form of public and private transportation. From city buses that make stops all over Charlotte to private charter buses that provide tours, many benefit from bus services. Unfortunately, bus accidents can result in severe injuries and losses for passengers. Whether a bus driver is negligent behind the wheel or a bus company fails to maintain its fleet properly, the at-fault party can be held accountable, so the victims have the best chance at recovery.
Rideshare services are popular in and around Charlotte. Both Uber and Lyft drivers populate the roadways, picking up passengers as rides are requested. While rideshare drivers provide a valuable service, there is the risk of getting into an accident. If you are involved in a crash with an Uber or Lyft driver, the rideshare companies’ insurance policies can make it difficult to recover the compensation you need. Edwards Injury Law is here to help.
While motorcycles are great for adventurers and thrill-seekers, motorcyclists are not afforded the same protection as those in cars. Some drivers fail to notice motorcycles or make the choice not to share the road safely. Motorcyclists are at risk of serious injuries, like broken bones, crush injuries, road rash, etc. While helmets and other protective gear can reduce the risk of fatal injuries, it only takes a single motorcycle accident to cause financial struggles and life-long disabilities.
Bicycles are an excellent form of exercise and an environmentally-friendly form of transportation – but drivers do not always operate their vehicles safely around cyclists. From dooring accidents to rear-end collisions and intersection accidents, bicyclists are at risk of severe injuries if they are struck by a vehicle. Fortunately, there are laws in place to protect injured bicyclists and give them the opportunity to recover compensation for their losses.
Whether you are out walking your dog or regularly walking to work, you deserve a safe environment. In the event of a car accident, a pedestrian is likely to sustain catastrophic or even fatal injuries. Drivers who fail to share the road safely and neglect their duty of care to pedestrians can be held accountable for any related losses.
The loss of a loved one is never easy. That grief, sadness, and anger may be compounded when the loss was preventable. Unfortunately, wrongful deaths occur often – leaving families to wonder what is next. Motor vehicle accidents and poor property maintenance are two leading causes of wrongful deaths. Not only do family members have to learn how to move forward, but they may struggle financially if the person that passed away was a financial contributor.
If your family is grieving the loss of a loved one and you believe their death should have been prevented, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim. At Edwards Injury Law, we understand the challenges of pursuing legal action after the death of a loved one. We are here to support you and ensure the at-fault party is held accountable for their actions.
When someone chooses to get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol, they willingly put others’ lives at risk. Alcohol impairs a person’s judgment and motor abilities, making them a serious liability on any roadway. Not only is drunk driving dangerous, but it is also illegal. Drunk driving accident victims have the right to pursue compensation for any and all losses related to a drunk driving accident.
Whether you own a business or a home or rent an apartment, you know how important it is to maintain the property. Negligent owners may fail to care for their property, which puts visitors at risk. It only takes a loose floorboard or a torn carpet to cause a slip and fall accident. Victims are often left with severe injuries, like spinal cord trauma, head injuries, and broken bones. We can help you hold the negligent party responsible with a premises liability claim.
If you live or work in an area that requires certain safety precautions, you may expect to be afforded security features for your protection. Property owners are responsible for ensuring their buildings are safe for visitors – and not just in terms of property maintenance. Security features like cameras, key-coded entries, gates, and even guards are required in some areas. If a property owner makes false claims about their property’s safety features and someone is seriously injured or assaulted, they can be held accountable for those losses. Victims may have to overcome physical injuries, financial losses, and emotional trauma.
The statute of limitations sets a strict court-enforced time limit on the plaintiff’s amount of time to commence the legal action. While there are varying timelines, under North Carolina General Statutes section § 1-52, the statute for most personal injury claims is three years from the date of the cause of action. The regulation does not apply to car insurance claims and settlements. After a crash, insurance companies require prompt notification and begin the claim immediately.Car Accident FAQ
The North Carolina Department of Transportation does not yet record any data or statistics regarding exactly how many accidents involving rideshare vehicles occur each year. This type of information is included comprehensively within the car accident data for the state. Not surprisingly, rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft do not voluntarily provide this kind of information, either.Car Accident FAQ
Every case will have its own unique facts and circumstances. The good news is an experienced attorney at Edwards Injury Law will represent you on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will take our payment from the settlement after successfully proving your claim for damages. You will pay nothing up front, and there are no out-of-pocket expenses until our attorney demonstrates that the defendant was negligent and you recover damages.Personal Injury FAQ
When a negligent third-party motorist is involved, the injured civil law would also entitle the team member to commence an action for a personal injury lawsuit in the civil court against that person for their portion of the liability. A successful personal injury civil claim could lead to recovering compensation to cover:Car Accident FAQ