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Kellum Law Firm – Personal Injury Attorneys in North Carolina

Personal injury attorneys recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100The personal injury attorneys at Kellum Law Firm are experienced in handling a wide range of accident and injury cases. Our lawyers can help you get settlements for auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, personal injury, workplace injuries, social security disability claims and more. Our lawyers can assist with elder abuse cases and act on your behalf in cases of medical malpractice and wrongful death.

With ten locations around North Carolina, we have an experienced team of personal injury attorneys on your doorstep and ready to act on your behalf.

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At Kellum Law Firm, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys know how to handle your case, how to negotiate your case with an insurance company, and, if necessary, how to take your case to trial. That’s what we do. For 50+ years we’ve been helping folks in North Carolina get fair and reasonable settlements for their injuries.

You can rest assured that We’re With You All The Way!

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Our Law Firm Practice Areas

If you’ve suffered any type of physical or emotional injury as a result of a car or truck crash, motorcycle accident, or any other type of personal injury, then contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We have 50 years’ experience handling all manner of injury cases for clients around North Carolina.

Auto Accidents


Personal Injury

Workers' Compensation

Wrongful Death

Social Security Disability


Elder Abuse

Our Locations

New Bern

219 Broad Street

New Bern, NC 28560


(252) 633-2550 Office

(252) 633-4623 Fax


445-A Western Blvd

Jacksonville, NC 28546


(910) 455-4546


1213 Culbreth Dr

Wilmington, NC 28405


(910) 772-2242

Morehead City

5178-A Hwy 70 West

Morehead City, NC 28557


(252) 726-7000


501 SE Greenville Blvd.

Greenville, NC 27858


(252) 353-4100


1800 E. Ash Street

Goldsboro, NC 27533


(919) 722-6955


1620 US-17 BUS
Williamston, NC 27892


(252) 789-4040

Roanoke Rapids

118 Cardinal Drive

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870


(252) 535-4444

Rocky Mount

3250 Zebulon Road

Rocky Mount, NC 27804


(252) 442-3975


4944 Windy Hill Dr.

Raleigh, NC


Phone 919-803-1908
Fax 919-803-1908




Frequently Asked Questions

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This FAQ section and any general information at our website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used as legal advice.
No attorney-client relationship is created between you and the attorneys at Kellum Law Firm when you read or engage with the content at our website.
For specific answers to any legal questions, please contact us here to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

Should you use a personal injury lawyer?
Reasonable compensation comes from a full understanding of the law and a knowledge of how to negotiate with insurance companies.  A personal injury attorney knows the law and knows how to negotiate.  If insurance companies will not negotiate fairly, then a personal injury attorney will be prepared to go to court to see that you get fair and reasonalbe compensation.

There is a lot you need to know and a lot of work that needs to be done when you are injured.  An attorney can help you during the difficult time after a wreck.

Why use a personal injury lawyer?
When you are hurt in a wreck, you have lost more than the cost of your medical expenses.  Injuries affect your work, your leisure and your family.  In other words, injuries can affect your whole life.  It is important for you to obtain fair and reasonal compensation for the damage to your life which is caused by a personal injury.

Personal injury lawyers understand how injuries impact your life.  Personal injury lawyers help you to understand the law concerning personal injury damages and they help to negotiate a reasonable settlement with insurance companies.  If the insurance companies will not be reasonalbe, then personal injury attorneys help you tell your story to a jury so the jury will be able to provide reasonable compensation.

When will I get my settlement?
A personal injury lawsuit can average 2 to 3 years, but keep in mind that each case is unique, therefore one cannot predict the amount of time needed to bring you your settlement. Just keep moving forward in your lawsuit and make sure that your lawyers and their staff are getting the job done.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
First, you must have suffered an injury to your person or property. Second, you should consider whether your injury was someone else’s fault. It is not always necessary to have a physical injury to bring a personal injury lawsuit. Some personal injury claims could be based on a variety of nonphysical losses and harms. In the case of an assault, for example, you do not need to show that a person’s action caused you actual physical harm, but only that you expected some harm to come to you. You also may have a case if someone has attacked your reputation, invaded your privacy, or inflicted emotional distress upon you.
How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?
Every state has certain time limits, called “statutes of limitations,” which govern the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. In some states, you may have as little as one year to file a lawsuit arising out of an automobile accident. If you miss the deadline for filing your case, you may lose your legal right to damages for your injury. Consequently, it is important to talk with a lawyer as soon as you suffer or discover an injury.
What is "negligence?"
The critical issue in many personal injury cases is just how a “reasonable person” was expected to act in the particular situation that caused the injury. A person is negligent when he or she fails to act like an “ordinary reasonable person” would have acted. The determination of whether a given person has met the “ordinary reasonable person” standard is often a matter that is resolved by a jury after presentation of evidence and argument at trial.
Will the person who caused my injury be punished?
Not in the traditional sense of the word. Defendants in civil actions for personal injury do not receive jail terms or criminal fines as punishment. Those are criminal sentences, and personal injury cases are civil actions. However, in some cases, juries and courts can award what are called “punitive damages,” which are designed to punish defendants who have behaved recklessly or intentionally against the public’s interest. The goal in ordering the payment of punitive damages is to discourage such defendants and others from engaging in the same kind of harmful behavior in the future.
What if a person dies before bringing a personal injury lawsuit?
It depends on whether the person died as a result of injuries from the accident or from unrelated causes. If a person injured in an accident subsequently dies because of those injuries, that person’s heirs may recover money through a lawsuit known as a wrongful death action. Also, even if a person with a personal injury claim dies from unrelated causes, the personal injury claim survives in most cases and may be brought by the executor or personal representative of the deceased person’s estate.
What should I bring with me for my meeting with a lawyer?
You should provide a lawyer with any documents that might be relevant to your case. Police reports, for example, contain eyewitness information and details about the conditions surrounding auto accidents, fires, and assaults. Copies of medical reports and bills from doctors and hospitals will help demonstrate the extent and nature of your injuries. Information about the insurer of the person who caused your injury is extremely helpful, as are any photographs you have of the accident scene, your property damage, and your injury. The more information you are able to give your lawyer, the easier it will be for him or her to determine if your claim will be successful. If you haven’t collected any documents at the time of your first meeting, however, don’t worry; your lawyer will be able to obtain them in his investigation of your claim.