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Gastonia Personal Injury Lawyers That Fight For You

Personal Injury

Whether you have been injured in an automobile accident, or whether you have been hurt at work or elsewhere, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical bills, lost income, permanent disabilities, or pain and suffering that the accident may have caused. You may also be entitled to loss of enjoyment of life or emotional distress.  Our firm also helps those whose family members have been killed through wrongful death—death caused by negligent or intentional conduct entitling the survivors of the deceased to compensation for their loss.

Why should I hire an attorney to settle a personal injury case?

In order to make a successful claim against someone whose negligence caused you injury, you must prove several elements of your claim, including that the person at fault had a duty to act with due care towards you, the person violated that duty, that you were injured as a direct result of that violation.  Insurance adjusters are well versed in these matters and have a vested interest in eliminating or minimizing your claim.  An attorney involved in an early stage of the claim process can be essential for the successful pursuit of your claim.

Having an attorney in North Carolina can be especially helpful, since North Carolina is one of the few states that still follows the harsh doctrine of contributory negligence, which means that if you contribute even 1% to the accident, you can be barred from receiving any compensation.  As experienced personal injury attorneys, we can help you understand the various elements of your claim, gather information and evidence to support your claim, and can utilize our significant negotiation and litigation skills to produce an optimal result for you and your family.  We are not afraid to take your case to trial if that is necessary for a good result. 
Settlement of a negligence or wrongful death claim can involve complicated issues of subrogation, liens, ERISA, Medicare, Medicaid and other complex issues that can be overwhelming and for which an attorney’s assistance can be essential. 

Why should I hire Katzenstein & Lorance?

Experience and personal service set us apart from other firms.  Katzenstein & Lorance has represented personal injury victims for over 34 years. We are skilled in this area of the law—both in and out of the courtroom—and will work hard to provide you with the justice and compensation you seek.  If you choose to hire us, you work directly with the attorney handling your case.  We go above and beyond to help our clients who are injured to get appropriate medical treatment, get a satisfactory settlement, and get their bills paid in full.  The earlier you contact us, the earlier we can start collecting evidence and documentation of your case and seeking the compensation you deserve.

Cases We Handle

We handle accident cases of all types, including the following common types of cases:

  • Animal Bites
  • Assault and Battery
  • Back Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slips, Falls and Other Premises Liability Claims
  • Wrongful Death

Get A Free Gastonia Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Consultation
We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will owe no fees until you collect the compensation you deserve.  Call our firm at 704-864-3236 to discuss your case with one of our attorneys free of charge.  You may also fill out the ‘Contact Us’ form or email us at  Our firm motto is ‘We Care’, and we do.