Greensboro Personal Injury Attorneys

Every day in the U.S., people are injured through the negligence or wrongdoing of others. At Comerford Chilson & Moserwe believe in holding responsible parties accountable for the harm their actions cause. Our Greensboro personal injury lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and resources to help our injured clients recover the compensation they are entitled to receive. 

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury laws in North Carolina are designed to provide compensation to individuals who suffer harm due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of others. This means that the party responsible for causing the injury (the at-fault party) is liable for the damages resulting from the injury.

To successfully pursue a personal injury claim in North Carolina, the injured party (plaintiff) must establish the following elements:

  1. Duty of Care: The plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant owed a legal duty of care to the plaintiff. This duty varies depending on the circumstances. For example, drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely, and property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises.
  2. Breach of Duty: The plaintiff must show that the defendant breached this duty of care. A breach occurs when the defendant's actions or inactions fall below the standard of care expected under the circumstances. This could be due to negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct.
  3. Causation: The plaintiff must establish a causal link between the defendant's breach of duty and the injury suffered. This includes both actual cause (the defendant's actions were the direct cause of the injury) and proximate cause (the injury was a foreseeable result of the defendant's actions).
  4. Damages: The plaintiff must prove that they suffered actual damages as a result of the defendant's breach of duty. Damages can include physical injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs.

North Carolina follows a contributory negligence rule. Therefore, if you are found to be even 1% at fault for your injury, you may be barred from recovering any damages. This is a strict standard compared to the comparative negligence rule used in many other states, where you can still recover damages if you are partially at fault.

The types of damages available from a personal injury claim include:

  • Economic Damages: These include medical expenses, lost wages, and other quantifiable financial losses.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These cover pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and other subjective losses.
  • Punitive Damages: These are awarded in cases where the defendant’s conduct was especially egregious or malicious. In North Carolina, punitive damages are capped at either three times the amount of compensatory damages or $250,000, whichever is greater.

What Types of Cases Do We Handle?

We provide comprehensive personal injury representation, advocating for injured people in Greensboro and throughout North Carolina. 

Types of personal injury matters we handle include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Railroad accidents
  • Aviation accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Inadequate security
  • Defective products
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death

Who Are Our Personal Injury Attorneys?

Our personal injury attorneys at Comerford Chilson & Moser are dedicated legal advocates for people who have been seriously injured through the negligence of others. 

Our partners are:

  • W. Thompson Comerford, Jr.: Senior partner Tom Comerford is one of the most experienced and successful trial lawyers in North Carolina. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2007 in the medical malpractice, personal injury litigation, and product liability litigation practice areas. He was also named Lawyer of the Year in 2020.
  • John A. Chilson: Mr. Chilson is a trial attorney with more than 20 years of experience on both sides of the aisle. For the past 15 years, he has dedicated his practice exclusively to representing people who have been severely injured or lost a loved one through the negligence or wrongdoing of others. He has been named among North Carolina Super Lawyers® from 2015 through 2023. Mr. Chilson was named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in 2021. 
  • John Kenneth Moser: J.K. Moser is a talented trial lawyer with more than 13 years of experience representing people who have been catastrophically injured through the negligent conduct of corporations and individuals. He is a caring legal counselor and a zealous advocate for his clients. Mr. Moser has an AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell® rating. He has also been named among North Carolina Super Lawyers® and recognized by Best Lawyers. 

& Settlements

Our Team Approach Adds Value
  • $20 Million Judgment

    Fatal Shooting

  • $18.5 Million

    Pediatric Burns

  • $14.96 Million

    Fatal Shooting

How Do We Approach Our Cases?

Our firm takes a team approach to tackling complex personal injury cases. This is critical to make the best use of our cumulative experience. When we accept a case, we analyze every detail to craft well-informed strategies designed to maximize your recovery, and we have the resources needed to follow through. Our trial lawyers have many years of experience handling all types of cases. We are willing to go to trial if necessary to get the best results in your case. 

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Our Reputation Speaks For Itself

"During our first meeting, he assured me that he would take this anxiety and responsibility from me. Emotionally, I felt a deep sense of relief that stayed with me during the months he was working for me."

- Roberta T.

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