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If you have been charged with a DWI or other traffic violation, then you need experienced legal representation. At Kelly & West, we have over 30 years of experience representing clients for DWI’s and other traffic offenses.

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Driving while impaired is an offense that can have serious consequences for a person. While it is generally a misdemeanor, it is punishable by up to two years in prison and up to a $4,000 fine. There is also a mandatory loss of license for at least a one year period. You may be eligible for a limited driving privilege. A DWI conviction will normally increase your insurance by 450% for a three-year period.

If you were injured in a DWI accident, you have the right to be justly compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and past and future pain and suffering. However, when a driver whose blood alcohol content level is in excess of the state limits caused your injuries, you may also be entitled to damages over and above your actual damages.

License Revoked

Under North Carolina law, any person whose driver’s license has been revoked and who knows that he is driving with a revoked license is guilty of the offense of Driving While License Revoked, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Driving While License Revoked is a serious offense that may result in serious consequences. The punishment for this offense can be as severe as 120 days in jail, depending on the convicted person’s prior driving record. Also, a convicted person’s license will be revoked for an additional year with no limited driving privileges. This offense also assigns eight insurance points for anyone who is convicted.

Speeding Tickets

Getting a traffic ticket is no fun. It may even ruin your day. But don’t let it ruin your driving record too. It rarely makes sense to plead guilty to what you have been charged with in the case of a traffic ticket. Not only might your insurance premiums go up and you have to pay more each payment to drive your car, but you also lose the clean driving record you may have had before the ticket. Moreover, pleading guilty in a serious case may even cause you to lose your license, send you to jail, or result in your car being confiscated.

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Personal injury is a fancy way of saying you got hurt — and it’s something someone else caused or could have prevented. Accidents happen every single day, but if you get hurt in one, you may feel concerned or worried about paying for your medical bills or time you missed from work. That’s why people may choose to file a personal injury claim, a way of seeking monetary benefits for an injury caused by another person or company. 

personal injury termsIn 2017 alone, Nationwide insurance company paid $18.7 billion in claims to its members. Here are the top personal injury claims that affect most people:

Car Accidents

Yearly, there is estimated to be more than 6 million vehicle-related accidents in the United States. While this number is only increasing, drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists are in danger. Distractions such as smartphones, navigation systems or car-related functions might be the reason. Regardless, if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. Make it a priority always to always visit a doctor after an accident, even if you feel fine. There are many cases where victims did not suffer physical injuries but sustained many internal injuries.

Slip and Fall

Slip and fall claims are a common personal injury claim. A slip and fall can occur anywhere, at work, home, in a restaurant. Elderly people are more likely to sustain a severe injury after a fall. Damage to the hip, head, back, and neck are very common. It may be difficult to prove a slip and fall claim. Contacting a lawyer after a slip and fall incident is crucial.

Product Liability

There is an average of 20,000 product liability claims that are filed in the United States each year alone. Many cases of product liability claims are defective toys, dangerous pet products, unsafe medical devices. Product liability typically has one of the highest average compensation values.

Workplace-Related Injuries

Have you fallen on the job? Work-related injuries are very common and can happen to anyone. Work-related injuries are often unreported due to fear of termination, but that means someone else may get hurt later in the same way. If you have been injured at work, report it immediately and contact a lawyer.

Medical Negligence

Medical negligence is another very commontype of personal injury claim. Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare provider doesn’t meet an adequate level of standard care required for a patient. This malpractice causes injury or harm as a result. There are many ways to prove medical negligence has occurred. Some examples are, failing to tell a patient of known risks, failure to diagnose, doctors negligence caused the injury and improper treatment was administered. Medical negligence is among one of the hardest and complex claims to prove and win; it requires many witnesses that must be willing to testify. However, that shouldn’t scare you off if you feel something wasn’t right with your medical care.

If you have questions about a personal injury, contact us for a free consultation.