Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb

Law Firm in Monroe, NC.We are a Personal Injury Firm Dedicated to Providing High Quality, Aggressive Legal Representation.

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Firm Overview

The Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb is a personal injury law firm dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury.

Areas of Law:
-Personal Injury
-Professional Negligence
-Traffic Violations
-Medical Malpractice
-Workers' Compensation
Main Office

Main Office
301 South Charlotte Avenue, P.O. BOX 3200
Monroe  NC  28111

Phone
  • 704-296-0055
Auto Accident
Every year millions of people are injured in motor vehicle collisions, many very seriously.
In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every 10 seconds someone in the United States is involved in an Automobile Collision. In 2005, there were an estimated 6,159,000 traffic crashes, in which 43,443 people were killed and 2,699,000 people were seriously injured.

The courts of our state look to a number of factors in determining whether a driver was negligent. Some examples of these factors include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Driving too fast
-Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
-Failing to signal while turning
-Disregarding weather or traffic conditions
-Disobeying traffic signs or signals
-Failing to drive on the right side of the road

In all Automobile Collision cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the collisions in question, and to enable physicians or other experts to thoroughly evaluate any injuries.

Sample Case:

A Cabarrus County resident traveling through Kentucky was involved in a single car collision as a passenger. As a result of the negligent actions of the vehicle's driver, the passenger in the collision sustained multiple serious and life threatening injuries including, a broken right femur and lacerated liver. In addition to the passenger's life threatening injuries she also received multiple lacerations and bruises, chipped teeth, and a broken right wrist. Subsequent medical treatment as a result of the collision included five surgeries and a bone graft from hip to right wrist. A lawsuit was filed in Kentucky against the negligent driver's insurance.

Case Result:

This case was settled at mediation, resulting in the insurance tendering policy limits at $250,000.00 USD.
Medical Malpractice
Anyone who suffers personal injury or death resulting from the furnishing or failure to furnish professional services in the performance of medical, dental, or other health care by a health care provider can bring a Medical Malpractice Claim.
Under North Carolina state law, the defendant in a Medical Malpractice case cannot be held liable unless it can be proven that the care the defendant provided was not in accordance with the standards of practice among members of the same health care profession with similar training and experience situated in the same or similar communities at the time of the act giving rise to the cause of action. Medical Malpractice claims generally require expert testimony to establish that the medical provider failed to provide care of the standard required.

Sample Case:

A Wilkes County resident was undergoing a routine procedure for reoccurring polyps in her bladder after suffering from cancer. During the surgery a medical provider accidentally flushed her bladder with scolding hot liquid saline. Causing third degree burns to the inside of her bladder. As a result of the medical provider's careless act, the woman was forced to endure excruciating pain and additional surgeries to remove her bladder completely, changing her life forever. Sadly, she will have to live with a urostomy bag for the rest of her life.

Case Result:

This case was settled prior to filing a lawsuit for a confidential amount.
Personal Injury
At the Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb, our legal team has represented individuals and families in a wide variety of personal injury cases.
It is important to remember that not all personal injury cases are the result of automobile collisions, oftentimes they involve slips and falls, dog bites, unsafe premises and nursing home abuse caused by the negligence, carelessness, or reckless acts of others.

We are experienced in handling large, complex personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries, such as brain, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries such as paraplegia and quadriplegia, burns, and other severe and crippling conditions.

Sample Case:

A Mecklenburg County resident and patron of Vinnie's Sardine Grille in Matthews, North Carolina was severely beaten by an off-duty bouncer at the establishment. As a result of the beating at the hands of the off-duty bouncer, the patron suffered sever permanent scaring to the right side of his face and multiple abrasions and lacerations to the rest of his body. A lawsuit was filed against Vinnie's Sardine Grille for failure to provide a safe premise, negligent training, supervision and negligent handling of the situation in question.

Case Result:

This case was heard before a Mecklenburg County jury, wherein, the jury awarded the Plaintiff $5,320.00 USD in compensatory damages and $15,760.00 USD in punitive damages. The Defense appealed the jury verdict to the North Carolina Court Appeals; however, a divided Appeals Court affirmed the ruling, saying that the punitive damages award was proper. For Court of Appeals Ruling information on this case please see Miller v. B.H.B. Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a/ Vinnie's Sardine Grille and Raw Bar, No.: COA-01-1282 (Mecklenburg County Docket No.:99-CVS-5469).
Workers Compensation
Worker's Compensation is a state created form of benefits, which provides a set rate of compensation for people who are injured during the course of their employment.
The North Carolina Industrial Commission oversees all Worker's Compensation claims where a "Form 18" must be filed with the North Carolina Industrial Commission within 2 years of the date of injury. An employer cannot fire you for filing a "Form 18" with the Commission. Generally speaking, an injured employee is entitled to medical treatment, lost wages and the cost of re-training if necessary.

Sample Case:

A Union County resident suffered an serious injury to his lower back on November 14, 2001, while at work as he was lifting heavy boxes. As a result of his work related injury, he continues to suffer with chronic back pain and severe depression, due to his limited mobility. His injuries, in our opinion, left him permanently and totally disabled from suitable employment. There was a Medicare Set-Aside performed on his behalf and this analysis indicates that his medications and future physician follow up treatments and other medical needs would be $223,007.96 USD.

Case Result:

With an unknown future in regard to his physical and /or mental treatment, his claim was settled for $400,000.00 USD. His weekly compensation rate will be $249.82 USD.

William K. Goldfarb

Mr. Goldfarb was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 25, 1964. His father Carl, an attorney practicing in Charlotte at that time, inspired his son to always seek truth and justice for those who had no voice. With those principles in mind, Mr. Goldfarb began his formal education attending North Carolina State University where he studied Political Science on a gymnastics scholarship. After his undergraduate studies were completed, Mr. Goldfarb was accepted into the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, graduating in 1991. While at Campbell, Mr. Goldfarb had an outstanding record and was the recipient of the American Juris Prudence Book Award in Torts. Mr. Goldfarb also served as both member of the Honor Court Review Board and as the Chief Justice of the Honor Court.

After his Juris Doctor, Mr. Goldfarb began practicing law in 1991 and founded his own firm on March 18, 1996, dedicating his practice to helping seriously injured people. Over the years, Mr. Goldfarb has been a leading member of the legal community serving as a founding member and past president of the Mecklenburg Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Goldfarb is also an active member of the Union County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. In the legal review publication, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Mr. Goldfarb has twice been featured for highly publicized cases in Volume 15, No. 25, in the September 9, 2002 edition article entitled, "Manager's Failure to Stop Fight Exposed Company to Punitives" and Volume 18, No. 3, in the April 4, 2005 edition article entitled, "Motorist gets $975,000 Settlement For Injuries From DWI Accident."

Through his practice, Mr. Goldfarb has significantly impacted personal injury law in North Carolina through the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The Appelate Court's decisions in favor of Mr. Goldfarb's argument in both Lora Robinson & Christy Robinson v. Tamela Shue(1) and Miller v. B.H.B. Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a/ Vinnie's Sardine Grille and Raw Bar(2) forever changed North Carolina laws to reflect a more fair and equitable legal system for all.

Mr. Goldfarb has restricted his practice to helping people who have been injured by the negligence of others with areas of practice including personal injury, worker's compensation, and professional negligence.

Over the years, Mr. Goldfarb has sought to share his considerable experience and expertise in the legal field with fellow attorneys and the public. As an educator, Mr. Goldfarb has had the honor of serving as both a guest speaker and keynote speaker for several continuing legal education seminars in North Carolina, including the annual North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Goldfarb also continues to educate the public through a series of radio interviews through the Monroe Broadcasting Company Inc, on 1190AM. These interviews cover a wide variety of legal issues important to the public spanning from developments in the General Assembly to matters involving Workers Compensation.

Mr. Goldfarb believes that justice starts within the community itself. Philanthropy is an extremely important part or Mr. Goldfarb's legal practice, Turning Point, a non-profit group for turning our community away from domestic violence and the American Red Cross are just some of the benefactors of charitable gifts by Mr. Goldfarb's firm. Most recently, a large number of firm staff, including Mr. Goldfarb, participated in and helped sponsor the Union County Earth Day and 5K Run, an event to help promote community awareness of environmental issues. Mr. Goldfarb is continually committed to giving back to the community in all aspects. His firm is truly a community sponsor and is always looking for ways to assist people in need beyond the courtroom.

Thankfully most people have never had to file a personal injury claim with an insurance company. However, many victims of serious personal injuries are often surprised at how they are treated by insurance companies. Many insurance companies have hundreds of people working for them attempting to reduce the value of the injured parties claim. Insurance companies often have legal teams working for them; shouldn't you have a strong advocate looking out for your interests? Please don't take on the insurance companies and the legal system alone. Find an experienced and caring team of legal professionals like Mr. Goldfarb and his staff to help guide you through such troubling times. Through his firm and years of experience, Mr. Goldfarb continually seeks to help improve our legal system and to ensure that justice is fairly rendered to those in need. If you feel that you are in need of legal assistance, or have questions relating to a serious injury that you or a loved one experienced, please don't hesitate to contact us for a free no obligation consultation.
Education
  • Campbell University
    Juris Doctorate , 1991
  • Campbell University
    Juris Doctorate , 1991
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