Personal Injury Lawyer Wilmington, NC



Pella Windows Class Action Case

$25.7 Million

We have recovered a $25.7 million settlement on behalf of our client on a Pella windows class action case.

Chinese Drywall Settlement Case

$24 Million

We have recovered $24 million on the largest individual Chinese drywall settlement case.

Marriott Vacation Club Class Action

$13.3 Million

We have recovered a $13.3 million settlement for Deceptive Trade Practices at Marriott Vacation Club.

Helping Those Injured Throughout Wilmington, NC

Personal injury law in North Carolina allows those who have been harmed by the negligent actions of another to seek monetary damages for their losses. Whether these injuries occurred in a car crash, a slip and fall, or a workplace accident, victims will always benefit from experienced legal representation. Rhine Law Firm, P.C. leverages more than 30 years of litigation expertise and is proud to serve North Carolinians in need of high-caliber advocacy.

The legal process is complex and time-consuming. Contact a North Carolina personal injury lawyer at Rhine Law Firm for sound guidance and support. Our knowledgeable attorneys can build your claim, negotiate with adjusters, and increase your chances of obtaining maximum compensation for your losses. You can count on our personal injury law firm for honest and ethical representation that gets outstanding results.

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Types of Personal Injury Cases

Over several decades, our personal injury lawyers have represented numerous clients from all walks of life, helping them secure fair compensation for their physical, emotional, and financial hardships caused by another person’s negligence.

Below is a brief summary of the different types of injury claims handled by Rhine Law Firm.

Steps to Take After Suffering an Injury

All personal injury cases and situations are unique, yet there are a few basic, and necessary, steps to take after suffering an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. While the situation may be stressful, try to remain calm and follow these steps:

Report the Accident

Call 911 and quickly report the accident to the appropriate authorities. Whether it is a car accident, slip and fall, or workplace incident, notifying the police, your employer, or property management creates an official record of the incident, and gets you whatever medical need you might need immediately.

Seek Medical Attention ASAP

Whether you go to the emergency room, your general physician, or a healthcare clinic, prompt medical attention is crucial for your well-being and your potential legal claim. The sooner you seek medical care, the easier it is to demonstrate that your injuries are directly related to the incident. Remember, just because you may not have visible injuries on the outside, doesn’t mean you haven’t suffered any internal injuries. Waiting to get treatment just makes it harder to help with your case. Get the care you need right away.

Gather Evidence and Documentation

In a personal injury case, establishing liability requires comprehensive evidence and documentation to support your claim. While you may not be able to gather all evidence at the scene due to your injuries, it is essential to obtain relevant information as soon as possible. Here are key pieces of evidence that should be collected:

  • Witness Contact Information
  • Photographs and Videos of the Scene
  • Police Reports and Incident Reports
  • Medical Reports
  • Lost wage information

Obtain Legal Representation

After you have received medical attention, you should retain an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. Delays in taking legal action can severely impact the viability of your personal injury claim and limit the compensation you may receive. The last thing you need is for the insurance company to present you with a low settlement offer that fails to adequately compensate you for your injuries and losses.

At Rhine Law Firm, we have your best interests in mind and will leverage our experience and resources to help build the strongest case on your behalf. By taking these steps, you are proactively positioning yourself for the most favorable outcome in your personal injury case.

Why Hire Rhine Law Firm for Your Personal Injury Case?

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Rhine Law Firm provides comprehensive legal representation in a wide range of personal injury matters. We are veteran trial attorneys who excel in complicated cases, including pharmaceutical mass torts against well-funded defendants. Our core philosophy is focused on protecting the injured while we fight for justice.

All prospective clients are offered a complimentary initial consultation, allowing us to evaluate the merits of the case and determine if legal action is warranted. If you decide to retain our services, you can count on your personal injury lawyer to:

  • Conduct thorough investigations into the accident
  • Determine liable parties and all avenues for potential recovery
  • Craft a sound legal strategy
  • Collect compelling evidence
  • Call on expert testimony as needed
  • Prepare and submit legal paperwork
  • Handle communications with the defendant’s insurance company
  • Keep you apprised of all milestones as the claim progresses
  • Accurately assign monetary values to economic and non-economic damages
  • Negotiate a fair settlement, or take the case to trial if necessary

What Compensation is Available in a North Carolina Injury Case?

The vast majority of personal injury cases in North Carolina are settled through negotiations and never go to court. Our personal injury attorneys are skilled negotiators and have secured many millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

Personal injury compensation is designed to reimburse the victim and make them “whole,” or as they were before the accident occurred. A settlement or court award can compensate for actual losses such as medical expenses and lost wages, in addition to intangible losses, also known as non-economic damages.

The value of your case will hinge on many factors, most notably the type and severity of injuries sustained. In general, a personal injury claim can seek money damages for the following losses:

  • Hospital and medical bills, including rehabilitative therapies and any other expenses needed for physical recovery
  • Ongoing medical treatment
  • Lost wages and income
  • Property repair expenses
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress such as anxiety, PTSD, and sleep disturbances
  • Loss of consortium
  • Decreased quality of life

What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in North Carolina?

North Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit. No matter what type of wrongful conduct caused your injuries, our lawyers can explain the applicable laws and detail the best steps moving forward. Every member of our firm is committed to personalized service and meeting the needs of our valued clients.

What Is the Contributory Negligence Law in North Carolina?

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North Carolina stands out as one of only four states that employ a strict legal doctrine known as “contributory negligence.” Under this law, if an injured party is determined to have contributed in any way, regardless of how minimal, to the circumstances leading to their injury, they may be completely barred from recovering any damages. Even if the injured party is found to be just 1% at fault, they may be unable to secure any compensation for their losses.

Contributory negligence can be complex and challenging to fight alone. Therefore, we highly recommend seeking guidance from an experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney.

Avoid These Common Mistakes to Protect Your Claim

What you do following an accident can greatly influence the outcome of a potential personal injury lawsuit. Equally important is understanding what actions you should not do.

Do Not Admit Fault

In the aftermath of an accident, it is natural for many to feel inclined to apologize, regardless of fault. However, even a simple apology can sometimes be misconstrued as an admission of fault, which could weaken your position in any legal proceedings that follow. Instead, focus on ensuring everyone’s safety and exchanging necessary information only. Admitting any sort of fault can and will be used against you.

Do Not Share Details About Your Case

It is normal for insurance adjusters to ask for recorded statements, but these can come back to bite you later. Before you agree to anything, consider talking to a lawyer.  It is better to speak to an attorney before giving ANY statements to an insurance company representative.

Do not post about your accident or injuries on social media, either. We all like to share updates with friends and family, but when you are in the middle of a claim, it is best to keep things quiet online. Even innocent posts can be twisted and taken out of context. Hold off discussing the accident or your injuries until your case is resolved.

From our office in Wilmington, we represent clients throughout North Carolina and the nation.  If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury or life changing event and is seeking legal counsel please call today for a free consultation or reach us through the contact form below.

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Wilmington, NC 28403


Speak to a Trusted Personal Injury Lawyer

When another party’s careless or negligent actions cause injury and monetary burdens, the law affords remedies. Our legal team is passionate about helping injured North Carolinians get back on their feet, and move forward with the dignity and respect they deserve. For uncompromising integrity and compassionate advocacy, contact a personal injury lawyer at Rhine Law Firm today. The case review is free, and all claims are taken on a contingency-fee basis.

Our Promise to You

  • National Practice with a Local Presence

  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Won

  • Over 30 Years of Experience

  • Experienced, Thorough & Dedicated Attorneys

  • Spanish-Speaking Services Available

  • Evening & Weekend Appointments Available Upon Request

“Joel Rhine and his staff did everything possible to help us in a very dark period of our lives.”

“I couldn’t have asked for a better firm to handle my injury claim. If you do not have confidence with your attorney, you need to contact Rhine Law Firm immediately.”

“Rhine Law Firm went out of their way to make sure that my mother-in-law obtains everything she is entitled to in an injury case.”

“It was a long, arduous process and we cannot thank Joel and the rest of the team at Rhine Law Firm enough.”

“Joel will make sure you are well taken care of. He will fight for you and what you deserve and go to all measures to make sure you get it.”

Our Firm Can Help

Our Wilmington personal injury lawyers can assist you to file an injury claim. Personal injury includes a wide array of accidents including auto accidents, maritime injuries, construction site injuries, slip and falls, and more.

Call now for a free case evaluation. You need a personal injury attorney who will be available to you from the start of your case through to resolution, and who you can trust to be personally dedicated to the pursuit of justice and full compensation for you.

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