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Winston-Salem is located in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina, has a population of approximately 246,328, and is the fifth largest city in the Tarheel State. Historically, Winston-Salem was known for its heavy involvement in the tobacco industry, serving as home base for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, the manufacturer of Camel Cigarettes. It is he home of Krispy Kreme Donuts and is known for fine arts, theater and innovative research. Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University are located within the city limits, as is the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital System. The Wake Forest Baptist Health System is the largest employer in the city, with nearly 12,000 employees. Novant Health is the second largest employer, with approximately 8,145 employees. More than 29% of jobholders in the City are employed in the health care and social assistance sectors, while 19% are employed in the trade, transportation, and utility sectors. Downtown Winston-Salem has undergone substantial development and redevelopment in recent years, making Winston-Salem a choice destination for travelers, residents, and retirees.
In recent years, there have been an average of 33 fatalities per year as a result of automobile accidents occurring in Forsyth County. As reported by the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, there were more than 9,300 automobile accidents in the City of Winston-Salem during 2017, which resulted in 24 fatalities and nearly 3,100 personal injuries. Alcohol was a contributing factor in 211 automobile accidents. As a whole, Forsyth County saw 170 commercial trucking accidents in 2017 and 129 motorcycle accidents. Many of these avoidable accidents are caused by simple acts of negligence or inadvertence, but they can produce devastating consequences to accident victims. We an experienced personal injury and wrongful death law firm, and stand prepared to help maximize personal injury and wrongful death recoveries.Serving Clients in Winston-Salem
Burton Law Firm is closely aligned with several Triad area law firms and regularly serves clients in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Our firm regularly appears in Forsyth County Superior Court and has experience standing before Forsyth County jurors. We have substantial experience in all aspects of personal injury and wrongful death law, including accident investigation and root cause analysis, pre-suit negotiation with insurance companies and at-fault parties, and each critical stage of the litigation process. We know how to try cases and how to help insurance companies, defense attorneys, and at-fault parties understand the full scope of our client’s losses and damages. Our aggressive approach to personal injury and wrongful death cases allows our clients to focus on getting well, meeting their financial obligations, and getting back on their feet in the wake of an accident.
Though we are headquartered in Raleigh, our firm regularly handles personal injury and wrongful death cases in Winston-Salem, the Triad area, and other surrounding communities. In addition to automobile accident cases, we represent clients in toxic exposure, premises liability, nursing home negligence, and on-the-job-injury cases. In 2015, Mr. Burton represented a family from Kernersville, North Carolina who suffered serious injuries in a structural collapse that occurred in Montgomery, Alabama. After a five week trial, the jury returned a combined verdict of $24.75 Million.
Are you seeking a personal injury or wrongful death attorney in Winston-Salem? Contact Burton Law Firm today to see if our legal team can help.