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Wilmington, NC Personal Injury Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident in North Carolina, it is always best to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. We know you have questions, and at Goolsby Law Firm, we understand how tough these situations are. You may suffer sleepless nights as you recover and worry about the income you are missing by being out of work. When another person or a business is responsible for your injuries, you likely have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim.

With over 25 years of experience handling personal injury lawsuits and insurance claims, Attorney Thom Goolsby can give you the guidance you need. He can help hold the right people accountable and will aggressively pursue everything you are legally entitled to receive in compensation. Attorney Thom Goolsby fights hard for the people he represents. To talk with him about your accident and injuries, call (910) 763–3339 or contact us online.

We offer 100% free initial consultations, and there are no legal fees unless you recover compensation.

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Personal Injury Claims We Handle

At Goolsby Law Firm, we take on a wide range of injury claims, including:

Car Accidents

One of the most common personal injury claims we handle is car crashes. If another driver was at fault for the collision, call us right away. We will gather evidence regarding the crash, including the police report, photos and videos, and eyewitness testimony. We’ll also deal with the insurance company while you recover.

Motorcycle Accidents

We handle all types of vehicle accidents, including motorcycle wrecks. We represent motorcycle operators and passengers who were injured by negligent motorists or other riders. We understand riders often suffer catastrophic injuries, and we will fight like hell to obtain the maximum compensation possible. 

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents may seem similar to car wrecks, but truck crashes often result in more serious injuries, more significant damages, and involve complicated insurance policies. The at-fault party may not even be the truck driver. It could be the trucking company, a maintenance provider, a vehicle manufacturer, or the cargo owner. If you are injured in a trucking accident, you need to work with an attorney specifically experienced in truck accident claims. 

Dangerous Property Accidents

 If you were injured on someone’s property because there was a hidden defect or hazard, this is called a “premises liability claim.”  It takes skill and experience to handle these cases, so contact Attorney Thom Goolsby right away. You may have the right to pursue compensation from the property owner, manager or tenant. 

Slip and Falls

One of the most common premises liability claims are slip-and-falls or trip-and-falls. If you fell on the property of another person, business, or municipality, you should talk with a personal injury lawyer right away. The landowner, occupier or manager of the property may be responsible for your fall-related injuries. 

Wrongful Death

Our practice is not limited to injury claims. We also represent spouses, parents, and children who lost loved ones due to another’s negligence. When you believe a relative’s death was another person’s fault, we recommend calling us to discuss North Carolina’s wrongful death law. 

Common Personal Injury Claims

At Goolsby Law Firm, we are highly experienced in handling claims involving minor, moderate, and serious injuries. 

Do not hesitate to call us if you are suffering from:

  • Broken bones
  • Serious and disfiguring lacerations
  • Soft tissue injuries, including ligament sprains and tendon or muscle strains
  • Concussions or more serious traumatic brain injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated discs
  • Other neck or back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputations
  • Nerve damage
  • Sensory loss 
  • Dental injuries 
  • Facial injuries
  • Internal organ damage and internal bleeding
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder


“Thank you Thom Goolsby for helping me with my case. I heard that you were a super attorney, and I heard right! Thank you for your attention to detail and for helping me with this important matter. Your office was always available to assist me, and your care and concern meant a great deal to me. If I ever need an attorney again, you will be the first person that I call.”

- Personal Injury Client

Thom Goolsby and his team were amazing! My spouse was killed in a tragic auto collision leaving me and our child alone. To make matters worse, my deceased spouse was the main supporter of our family. They took over the estate, handled the personal injury and wrongful death claims, and forced the insurance companies to pay the maximum money available for the claim. He also collected all the workers’ compensation funds available. Thom took the time to meet with me, showed real compassion and concern, and gave me sound, well-reasoned advice. He made the best of our sad and tragic loss. Thank you, Thom Goolsby!

- Personal Injury Client

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We Pursue Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries

When you are injured in an accident that is another person’s fault, you should speak with an attorney about personal injury compensation. 

Medical Bills

We will fight for you to obtain compensation for all your past, current, and future medical expenses and any other costs related to your injuries and treatment. This could mean transportation, as well as vehicle and home modifications. If your injuries are going to require medical care moving forward, we will work closely with your doctors and medical experts to calculate the cost of this care. 

Lost Earnings

When you are seriously injured, you are all too aware of losing out on your normal paycheck while you are recovering, or the cost of taking all of your sick and paid vacation days. A skilled lawyer will help ensure that you are reimbursed for all of your lost wages. If you are unable to return to work or must find a new job with lower income potential, we will also pursue this future loss of income. 

Pain and Suffering

We work hard to document pain and suffering damages because they are the most subjective, but typically the largest portion of a financial recovery. We need to establish how much pain you suffered, the lost sleep, the emotional distress, and everything else you experienced. 

We may utilize pain and suffering diaries, day-in-the-life videos, medical records, photographs. We also speak to the people who witnessed your pain and suffering, such as your parents, spouse, children, and other relatives and friends. They can testify regarding what you have gone through and continue to deal with.   

Permanent Partial Disability

If the accident caused a disability or disfigurement, we will fight for you to receive compensation for this significant injury that affects your future.

  • Thom Goolsby has been selected as a top 100 trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association

You Need Someone Who Will Go to Court & Win

After being hurt in an accident, you need to look for a personal injury lawyer. You’ll be looking for answers and results. Many lawyers claim to be able to get you a settlement fast. However, pursuing an insurance settlement is not the only purpose of hiring an attorney. You need someone who won’t be intimidated by large insurance companies. You need someone who will fight hard for your rights if the insurance company denies your claim or is pushing a lowball settlement offer. You need a lawyer who can and will take your case to court.

When looking for the right attorney for you, we recommend scheduling free consultations with some personal injury lawyers in your area. Specifically, ask these lawyers whether they have litigated similar cases and ask to see case results and summaries.

Attorney Thom Goolsby has handled thousands of personal injury claims and is an experienced trial attorney. He is not afraid to fight for your rights and compensation before a judge and jury. He is happy to discuss his court record, including settlements or court awards he has won in cases like yours.  

North Carolina’s Contributory Negligence Standard

North Carolina is one of four states who maintains a pure contributory negligence standard. The other three states are Alabama, Maryland, and Virginia. 

Under contributory negligence, if you are found to be 1% or more at fault for the accident and your injuries, you can be barred from receiving any compensation. If the other party or their insurer can find a reason to claim you are somewhat to blame, they will try to deny your entire claim under this standard. 

This is a harsh rule under common law. It is why you need experienced legal representation who will prepare for the other party to blame you in any way possible. You need an attorney with years of litigation experience, who is ready to go to court against a defendant who denies your claim based on contributory negligence.

Goolsby Law Firm Case Results

  • Criminal

    Assault Charge Dismissed

    Recently, an individual in North Carolina found himself in some trouble when he was charged with assault after an incident at a nightclub. The individual denied assaulting the club’s bouncer, but still faced the criminal charges, so he reached out…

  • Criminal

    Veteran Facing Criminal Charges Found Not Guilty of Two Offenses

    When a disabled veteran was found with drug paraphernalia and marijuana in his vehicle, he was arrested and charged. To make matters worse, the officer who stopped him also charged the man with DWI (driving while impaired) and open container…

  • DWI

    Driving Charge Dismissed, DWI Charge Reduced in NC

    Recently, a Goolsby Law Firm client was charged with multiple offenses, including careless and reckless driving and driving while impaired (DWI). Upon BAC (blood alcohol content) testing, the individual returned a result of .19%. Knowing the effect a conviction on…

  • Assault

    Criminal Case Involving Multiple Charges Dismissed

    An individual was recently charged with multiple criminal offenses, including: Assault on a female Interfering with 911 emergency communications During their arrest, firearms and ammunition were seized at his residence. Maintaining their innocence and wanting to avoid a conviction, the…

  • Drug Crimes

    Multiple Charges Dropped in Criminal Case

    A Goolsby Law Firm client faced harsh statutory and collateral consequences when she was charged with the following offenses: Possession of drugs Driving while her license is revoked Fictitious tag No vehicle inspection No registration To further complicate matters, the…

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Do Not Speak to the Insurance Company without a Lawyer

Your claim could be damaged from the very beginning by speaking with an insurance adjuster before talking to an attorney. Because of North Carolina’s contributory negligence law, insurers are over-eager to find any evidence of fault on your part. They can use anything you say to try and show that you were careless and at least partly responsible for your injuries. 

The best way to avoid giving the insurer something to use against you is to refrain from speaking with the other party’s adjusters. You are better off partnering with a personal injury lawyer like Attorney Thom Goolsby who will handle the entire insurance claim process. He is well-versed in your rights under North Carolina’s personal injury and insurance laws. He will do nothing to in any way imperil your claim. Attorney Goolsby makes sure an insurer receives evidence of policyholder’s fault and a precise listing of your know injuries — nothing more. 

Call Us For Help Today

When you’ve been hurt in an accident, you do not have to deal with the financial and legal effects on your own. You do not have to bear the weight of advocating for yourself. North Carolina personal injury attorney Thom Goolsby believes in fighting hard for accident victims and their families. He has been based in Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC for more than 25 years and gained an impressive success record and reputation in the courtrooms in North Carolina. He will always pursue the best possible outcome in your case, including the maximum possible compensation. 

Getting what you need after an accident starts with a simple phone call. Call (910) 763–3339, send a text, or contact us online. Attorney  Goolsby will personally get in touch as soon as possible. 

Initial consultations are always free, and we work on a contingency basis, meaning nothing upfront and nothing until we get you compensation. 

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    “This is what I do. This is what I love. I care about my clients. I will help you.”

    212 Walnut St. Suite 100
    Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

    Like any quality criminal defense attorney, Thom Goolsby may be in court when you first call, but leave a voice mail or send a text. We’ll get with you as soon as possible, so we can go over what happened, evaluate the case, and explain what comes next.