Wilmington, NC Personal Injury Lawyers
Experienced and Trusted Wilmington Personal Injury Lawyers
Riddle & Brantley Wilmington
2316 S 17th St, Suite 140
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (800) 525-7111
By Appointment Only.
Hours of Operation
Monday – 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday – 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday – 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday – 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday – 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday – 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday – 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wilmington Injury Lawyers Ready to Fight for You
Wilmington is the eighth most populous city in North Carolina with over 120,000 residents. The city is bordered by some very busy highways such as I-140, I-40, and US highways 74, 17, 117 and 421, which contribute to auto accidents in the area. The Wilmington highways are especially busy and dangerous from Memorial Day through Labor Day when thousands visit Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. 16 people were killed in fatal motor vehicle accidents in Wilmington in 2019 according to NCDOT crash data.
Since 1985, Riddle & Brantley personal injury attorneys have been serving victims of negligence in Wilmington and throughout North Carolina. We know the applicable state and federal laws and will work endlessly and tirelessly to get you the compensation you need and deserve. When you’ve been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, justice counts. If another person or company is responsible for your injury, you may be entitled to compensation, and a Wilmington personal injury lawyer at Riddle & Brantley would love to review your case in a free consultation.
We handle all types of personal injury cases in Wilmington, North Carolina, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck and tractor-trailer accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dangerous drug injuries
- Defective medical device injuries
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Sexual assault
- Workplace accidents (workers’ compensation claims)
- Social Security disability claims and appeals
- Bicycle accidents
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Wrongful death
With more than 225 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys believe Justice Counts for ALL North Carolinians and we are ready to help however we can.
What to do After an Accident in Wilmington, NC
The first thing to do is call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.
Not only is treating your injuries important in order to ensure your health, safety, and well-being, but a doctor’s report is often crucial in documenting your injuries suffered in the accident.
After seeking treatment, follow these instructions in order to protect your legal rights:
- Take photos — take photographs of the entire accident site, paying special attention to damage and any potential evidence such as debris or skid marks. Also be sure to get photos of your injuries and those of anyone else involved.
- Talk with the police — answer the officer’s questions honestly and accurately, keeping in mind that anything you say can and will be used against you. After the accident, be sure to obtain a copy of the police report, which is often important in supporting your personal injury case. A Wilmington personal injury lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can obtain the accident report or incident report for you in most situations.
- Get contact information from those involved — collect names, email addresses, and phone numbers of anyone involved in the accident. Be sure to identify and collect contact information from potential witnesses, as well.
- Do NOT give a recorded statement to the insurance company — We recommend that you only provide a statement to the insurance company if you tell the truth and know what you are doing. In the aftermath of an accident, insurance companies have one priority: paying as little in compensation as possible. Before you provide any statement, consult with your attorney. What you say can and will be used against you.
- Complete the necessary paperwork — Some personal injury claims, especially those involving injuries occurring at work, require you to submit a formal report. In order to file a worker’s compensation claim, for instance, you must complete Form 18 and your employer must complete Form 19, submitting both to the NC Industrial Commission (NCIC). If you are worried that your employer may not submit these, you can submit Form 18 directly to the NCIC. In slip fall cases in restaurants and grocery stores you should request an incident report if possible before you leave, and your injuries don’t prevent you from talking.
- Contact a personal injury lawyer — you’re not required to get a personal injury attorney following your injury, but if you’re considering filing a claim or lawsuit, a lawyer can help manage the entire process, saving you time and stress. Most personal injury lawyers (including those at Riddle & Brantley) work on a contingency basis, which means there is never any upfront cost, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless you recover financial compensation.
Wilmington Legal Information
Personal injury cases are filed and tried at the District Court or Superior Court of North Carolina’s court system. Many cases are settled without the need for a trial, but we are prepared to go to court if a settlement cannot be reached. The New Hanover County Courthouse (pictured below) is located at 316 Princess St, Wilmington, NC.
Workers’ Compensation Information
Riddle & Brantley’s Wilmington work injury team is led by two Board-Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation law, Chris Brantley and Adam Smith. These attorneys have been recognized for their experience and expertise handling work injury claims.
Workers’ compensation hearings are often necessary to get benefits for an injured worker. Workers’ comp claims are handled by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. That agency resolves disputes related to an injury on the job, an illness acquired through work (occupational disease), or deaths at work.
Deputy Commissioner Hearings are held in various locations in eastern North Carolina, including Greenville, Williamston, Elizabeth City, Tarboro, Wilson, Benson, New Bern, Fayetteville, Burgaw, and Bolivia. The North Carolina Industrial Commission holds Full Commission Hearings in Raleigh at its offices at 430 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.
Social Security Disability Information
If you are seeking benefits through Social Security Disability, our legal team is ready to get to work for you. We can assist with the initial application or help you file an appeal if your SSD application for benefits has been denied. The Social Security Administration Office in Wilmington is located at 1528 S 16th St, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Our Social Security Disability team is led by Scott Scurfield, a Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability law. He and his team have helped hundreds of North Carolinians — including many in the greater Wilmington NC area — get the disability benefits they need and deserve.
Contact us Today
Our team at Riddle & Brantley stands ready to protect your rights. We genuinely care about each person we represent and are committed to providing the highest level of client services to you. Call us today so we can talk to you about your case. We are here to help you seek justice. Call now.
In-person consultations are available in our Wilmington office by appointment only, however free consultations are always available from anywhere by phone, email, text or video conference. There is no in-person meeting required to get started on your case. Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Don’t wait — the longer you wait to contact a Wilmington personal injury lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, the harder it may be to win your case and recover the compensation you need and deserve.