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Law Office of William T. Corbett, Jr. | Attorney-at-Law

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Mooresville, NC 28115
Last Updated: May 8, 2018

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About Law Office of William T. Corbett, Jr. | Attorney-at-Law

Personal Injury Attorney and Car Accident Lawyer in Mooresville, NC

Since 1989, The Law Office of William T. Corbett, Jr. has served the Mooresville, NC community’s legal needs with the compassion and sensitivity you’d come to expect from an experienced professional. Our areas of practice include personal injury, wrongful death, automobile accidents, insurance claims, watercraft accidents and DWI defense.

Accident Attorney-at-Law for over 30 years

William T. Corbett has built his practice on promptness, personal client attention and answers when you need them. Our fees are reasonable, we offer one on one consultation and at our law office we are sensitive to the emotional toll that accompanies a legal issue. Accidents happen and if you’ve experienced a serious injury we can help as we have experience in boating, pedestrian, drunk driving and bicycle accidents.

When you’re faced with legal problems, call someone who understands and can help, call The Law Office Of William T. Corbett at (704)799-7076.



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DWI Arrests

Driving under the influence (DUI), or Driving while intoxicated (DWI), is the crime of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs (including recreational drugs and those prescribed by physicians), to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely. People who receive multiple DUI offenses are often people struggling with alcoholism or alcohol dependence.

Traffic accidents are predominantly caused by driving under the influence; for people in Europe between the age of 15 and 29, DUI is one of the main causes of mortality.[1] According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration alcohol-related crashes cause approximately $37 billion in damages annually.[2] DUI and alcohol-related crashes produce an estimated $45 billion in damages every year.[3] Between attorney fees, fines, court fees, ignition interlock devices, and DMV fees a DUI charge could cost thousands to tens of thousands of dollars.[4]

With alcohol, a drunk driver's level of intoxication is typically determined by a measurement of blood alcohol content or BAC; but this can also be expressed as a breath test measurement, often referred to as a BrAC. A BAC or BrAC measurement in excess of the specific threshold level, such as 0.08%, defines the criminal offense with no need to prove impairment. In some jurisdictions, there is an aggravated category of the offense at a higher BAC level, such as 0.12%, 0.15% or 0.25%. In many jurisdictions, police officers can conduct field tests of suspects to look for signs of intoxication.

In most countries, sobriety checkpoints, driver's licence suspensions, fines and prison sentences for DUI offenders are used as a deterrent. Anyone who is convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs can be heavily fined and/or given a prison sentence. In some jurisdictions, impaired drivers who injure or kill another person while driving may face heavier penalties. In addition, many countries have prevention campaigns that use advertising to make people aware of the danger of driving while impaired and the potential fines and criminal charges, discourage impaired driving, and encourage drivers to take taxis or public transport home after using alcohol or drugs. In some jurisdictions, the bar that served an impaired driver may face civil liability. In some countries, non-profit advocacy organizations, a well-known example being Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) run their own publicity campaigns against drunk driving.

Being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the State of North Carolina is serious. Not only will you be forced to spend the night in jail and have to pay to hire the services of a knowledgeable attorney, but a conviction would create the onset of an entirely other and long list of expenses and problems, both socially and professionally.

Our law office understands that the entire ordeal of a DWI arrest is incredibly difficult. We are strong advocates for the rights of our clients

But just like any other charge in the criminal justice system, the state must prove your guilt in a DWI case beyond a reasonable doubt. An arrest is not the same as a conviction.

While the maximum allowable level of blood alcohol concentration varies nominally from state to state throughout the country, the legal limit in North Carolina is 0.08 percent.

You have the absolute right to remain silent if you are pulled over and questioned by a police officer in Iredell County or Mecklenburg County about whether you consumed any alcohol prior to getting behind the wheel of your car. You are under no obligation to tell law enforcement where you are coming from, where you are going, or what you did that night.

If cited for DWI, anything and everything you say and do during that roadside stop can be used against you in court. That is why it also is highly imperative to remain as courteous and respectful to the police officer who stops you. Any signs of agitation, anger, or disorientation will be noted by the arresting officer and used as evidence of your impairment.

Any confrontational or belligerent actions will only exacerbate what assuredly is already a tense situation.

While you may refuse to submit to a breath test in the field, law enforcement personnel can still demand a blood test, especially when an accident has occurred and/or someone was injured.

While refusing a breath test is your right, it could result in a one‑year suspension of your driver's license and ineligibility for the state's limited driving privilege, which otherwise would allow you to drive to and from work for the first six months of that suspension.

Criminal Defense

 

In the field of criminal law, there are a variety of conditions that will tend to negate elements of a crime (particularly the intent element), known as defenses. The label may be apt in jurisdictions where the accused may be assigned some burden before a tribunal. However, in many jurisdictions, the entire burden to prove a crime is on the government, which also must prove the absence of these defenses, where implicated. In other words, in many jurisdictions the absence of these so-called defenses is treated as an element of the crime. So-called defenses may provide partial or total refuge from punishment.

Facing criminal charges will be just about the most daunting experience a person will ever face. Being convicted of any crime, no matter the severity, has the potential to carry with it long‑lasting and damaging effects. Not only are certain fines, fees, and court costs going to arise, but damage to your reputation and the loss of employment are also very likely outcomes. And that is to say nothing of the loss of your freedom if you are found guilty and sentenced to prison.

The importance, then, of retaining the right attorney if you have been arrested and charged with a crime can never be overstated.

If you have been charged with a crime, hiring the right attorney, the one who will devote himself entirely to your defense, is of paramount importance.

Personal Injury

Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property

The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, on a cruise ship, product defect accidents (product liability) and holiday accidents. The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to numerous medical negligence claims every year) and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases, including asbestosis and peritoneal mesothelioma, chest diseases (e.g., emphysema, pneumoconiosis, silicosis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic obstructive airways disease), vibration white finger, occupational deafness, occupational stress, contact dermatitis, and repetitive strain injury cases.

Depending upon the intent or negligence of a responsible party, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party through a settlement or a judgment. In the United States, this system is complex and controversial, with critics calling for various forms of tort reform. Attorneys often represent clients on a "contingent fee basis" in which the attorney's fee is a percentage of the plaintiff's eventual compensation, payable when the case is resolved, with no payment necessary if the case is unsuccessful. Typically, a Plaintiff attorney charges 1/3 of the proceeds recovered if a case is settled out of court or 40 percent if the matter proceeds to trial. These sums are negotiable before hiring an attorney. Legal aid from the government may not be available; for example it was largely abolished in England in the late 1990s and replaced with arrangements whereby the client would be charged no fee if her or his case was unsuccessful.

Suffering any permanent or long‑term injury can be difficult enough. When the injury is caused by the negligence of a careless third‑party, the ordeal can quickly become downright infuriating. Victims of catastophic automobile accidents and slip‑and‑falls, for example, almost always will never experience the same quality of life they previously enjoyed.

Often times, these victims suffer great financial hardship, as they miss work while recovering and undergoing physical therapy. And that is to say nothing of the certain pain and suffering that come with any debilitating injury.

Personal injury is a fairly broad expression that covers a wide range of accidents such as: amusement park mishaps, automobile crashes, airplane mishaps, cruise ship and other boating accidents, defective product liability, dog bites, pedestrian accidents, slip‑and‑falls, truck accidents, train accidents, and unfortunately, wrongful death.

If you (or an immediate family member) were injured in any of the aforementioned types of accidents anywhere in Iredell County or Mecklenburg County, it is imperative to call a qualified attorney to best represent your interests.

Insurance companies always try to lock accident victims into a story that implicates them, or forces them to concede an accident was either partly or entirely their own fault, and that will work against them when it comes to receiving a fair award for damages. But once you retain an attorney, insurance reps are prohibited by law from making any contact with you.

Our law office takes on all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. That means you will never pay us a single dollar unless we recover a cash award on your behalf.

Our law office will do all of the research and lay out all of the expenses needed to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident in which you were hurt. We will round up all relevant witnesses, talk to insurance claims reps, and hire the necessary forensic experts to prove the accident could have been avoided altogether. That will ensure the negligent party is held accountable for your injuries and is required by law to pay for all of your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

We will not represent you if our office doesn’t believe strongly in the merits of your case.

We cannot undo the accident that caused your injuries. But can get your story told and we'll fight to ensure you are paid the maximum amount of money to assist with your recovery.