Personal Injury Defense



Personal injury matters require a balance of legal acumen with an understanding approach to the stressful situations at hand. A hallmark of our firm’s rich litigation tradition, personal injury defense ranks at the top of our results file for volume of cases handled.

Whether individuals, businesses or insurers, those involved in personal injury matters depend on legal counsel who think outside the box to bring matters to swift and successful resolution. Our attorneys handle personal injury cases on a daily basis through pre-suit investigation and negotiation, discovery, mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal.

While the majority of our team’s work is geared toward defending personal injury claims, our attorneys do represent select clients in the prosecution of cases as well.

Understanding the sensitivity to legal fees related to personal injury claims, we offer a variety of fee arrangements, including alternative of fixed-fee structures to provide our clients with hands-on, high-quality service that delivers the best result. 


  • Tried a large number of automobile accident cases to verdict, including large and small accidents and trucking cases in both South and North Carolina.
  • Provided experts in an automobile accident case to establish that the plaintiff, although not legally intoxicated, caused the accident because he could not perform the tasks necessary to safely operate a motorcycle. After a weeklong trial, the jury found the plaintiff 70 percent at fault and returned a defense verdict on the loss of consortium claim. The appeal of the jury verdict resulted in an affirmation of the original verdict in a published opinion of the Supreme Court of South Carolina.
  • Tried to a defense verdict a federal railroad litigation case involving the alleged wrongful death of a grandmother in a crossing accident.
  • Defended a chemical company in more than 100 cases for mass tort injuries allegedly sustained in a railcar leak during shipment of the company’s ammoniated fertilizer solution.
  • Negotiated settlements of multiple dram shop death claims arising out of an automobile accident involving the serving of alcoholic beverages to the at-fault driver.

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