Practice Areas

Our firm is experienced in a number of legal fields including personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense. We work across Wilmington and in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties, as well as the surrounding areas of southeastern North Carolina. Our primary practice areas are listed below.

Auto Accidents

There are few things more jarring than a serious automobile accident. To make matters worse, there are often large financial and legal burdens that come with these incidents. Girdwood & Williams is experienced at using every resource at our disposal to help you obtain a successful settlement or verdict.

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Personal Injury

Personal injury and negligence cases are civil matters where compensation for injuries is owed. These can include auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, product liability, or other civil causes of action in which someone was injured.

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Workers' Compensation

If you are injured on the job, you may have difficulty making ends meet because of missed work and find your medical bills stacking up. In North Carolina, employers with three or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance.  Depending on your case, you may be entitled to weekly checks, medical treatment and payment for any permanent disabilities or a lump sum settlement.

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DWI / DUI

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime, not just a traffic violation.  In North Carolina, this offense is known as Driving While Impaired (DWI). Those charged should seek representation by an attorney experienced in these cases. There are immediate license implications once charged, and it’s important to prepare your defense at an early stage.

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Traffic Tickets

Traffic violations can become more than a minor nuisance. They may result in the loss of driving privileges and increased insurance rates. Contact Girdwood & Williams for assistance in traffic court to try to prevent those harmful outcomes.

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Wrongful Death

When you lose a loved one due to another person or entity’s negligence, family members can be entitled to significant compensation. A civil lawsuit can be brought against parties that were negligent and contributed to the death. These lawsuits can be brought even if criminal charges are also being sought.

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Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability is a program managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA), an agency of the federal government. Many claims are initially denied, but appeals are often successful, especially when the person appealing has competent legal representation.

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Expungements

Not all crimes need to stay on your record permanently. For example, some dismissed cases and first-time offenses can be expunged in many cases. To see if you can have your criminal record expunged of certain offenses, please contact our office.

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Truck Accidents

Large trucks can cause major accidents due to their size. In many instances, these accidents unfortunately result in permanent disability or even death. If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, contact Girdwood & Williams to see how we can help.

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Motorcycle / Bike Accidents

By their very nature, motorcycle and bicycle accidents can cause catastrophic physical injury. The pain and suffering associated with these injuries can be significant, not to mention the time out of work and the high medical bills that come along with severe injuries. We can help.

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Alcohol / Drug Offenses

The penalties for alcohol and drug offenses vary widely. They can range from loss of your drivers’ license to significant jail time. North Carolina has programs in place to allow first time offenders to earn a dismissal. Don’t represent yourself; you should seek representation from an experienced criminal attorney like those at Girdwood & Williams.

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