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Durham Personal Injury Attorney

The Law Office of Donald R Strickland Serves North Carolina in a Wide Range of Injury Matters

Donald R Strickland has earned inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, has been selected to Super Lawyers®, and has earned an AV-Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 rating from Martindale- Hubbell®. Clients need lawyers they can trust. Don Strickland's most important goal is earning and preserving that trust.

For over 35 years, Attorney Strickland has represented accident victims in and around North Carolina by assisting them with personal injury claims. Filing a personal injury claim can be an extremely trying experience for most people—in the midst of dealing with injuries ranging from minor to catastrophic, no one wants to also attempt to navigate the complex legal paperwork and procedures that come with making a personal injury claim. When filing on behalf of a loved one’s tragic injury or wrongful death, the experience can be just as fraught and painful, if not more so.

This is where The Law Office of Donald R Strickland comes in. From car accidents to construction accidents, premises liability to product liability, Attorney Strickland has fought for his clients time and time again, winning them millions of dollars in settlements to cover their medical bills and other expenses. And he’s ready to fight for you, too.

Call Attorney Donald R Strickland at (919) 701-8132 today to schedule your free case evaluation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Don’t Wait to Get Started on Your Case Today

According to the North Carolina General Statutes section, 1-52 the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in North Carolina is three years. This means you have three years to file your personal injury claim or you will lose your right to do so, effectively losing your right to recover compensation. Wondering how the statute of limitations may affect your case? Contact our team of attorneys as soon as possible to learn and get started on your case. Our firm offers free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose.

How Can an Injury Attorney in Durham Help Me?

After being involved in an accident, our team understands that negotiating with insurance companies is the last thing that you want to be responsible for. When you are hurt as a result of negligence, you are required to file a personal injury claim for your losses. Losses are calculated based on economic and non-economic damages, and insurance companies will do whatever it takes to minimize the amount that you recover from your claim. In order to achieve the amount that you deserve, our team can help you prove the following elements of negligence to ensure a just recovery for your injury claim:

Our Durham personal injury attorney can help you prove that the negligent party of an accident:

  • Owed you a “duty of care”. This will prove that there was a responsibility to keep you from harm, and that this was not met.
  • Was in the wrong by failing to act responsibly in the event leading up to your accident.
  • Actions were a direct cause of your injuries, pain, and suffering.
  • Is directly liable for this pain, which proves that the responsibility for damages rests on the insurance companies’ shoulders.

Insurance companies will require photographs, witness statements, medical records and several other documents in order to fulfill your injury claim. When you hire our personal injury attorney in Durham, you will receive dedicated defense against these companies, and aggressive support to help you achieve maximum compensation.

Mission & Philosophy:

  • Use every available resource to give clients the best possible representation

  • Stay up-to-date on the laws and all necessary information to remain competitive in the legal field

  • Provide caring and responsive service while building the strongest case possible for every client

  • Provide compassionate and understanding representation, knowing that every client’s situation is unique


Experienced Counsel. Proven Results.
  • $78,000,000.00 Business Tort
  • $25,000,000.00 Business Tort
  • $10,000,000.00 Wrongful Death
  • $9,500,000.00 Personal Injury
  • $7,871,000.00 Personal Injury
  • $6,000,000.00 Business Tort
  • $5,900,000.00 Business Tort
  • $5,300,000.00 Business Tort
  • $5,000,000.00 Business Tort
  • $5,000,000.00 Wrongful Death

Success Stories From
Don Strickland’s Clients

  • If you choose Don Strickland to represent you I guarantee you he will fight to win and not hold anything back!

    “I recommend Don Strickland to anyone who has a claim for personal injury or deceitful trade practices claim. I was in an automobile accident in Raleigh, NC that caused me to miss work for about 10 months. The driver of the other vehicle was at fault, but making the case because of North Carolina's contributory negligence law was no easy task. This case was not a typical accident where someone received a ticket and the case was solved. A ticket was giving to the other driver stating he was at fault but somehow the ticket got dismissed. Don uncovered the ticket was wrongfully dismissed under false pretenses. When we took the case to trial now we have two cases a personal injury case against the driver and a deceitful trade practices claim against the insurance company. Don and his team traveled to New Jersey, New York and Georgia to interview several doctors and employees of the insurance company. I was examined by countless doctors, surgeons, and physical therapist. Don's detective work and systematic processes was absolutely vital to the outcome of my case, without it we would not have won both cases. The facts of the case where thoroughly conveyed to the judge and jury. I have worked with many attorneys but none with the expertise, organization and compassion as Don Strickland. My brother and his wife where in a car accident in Charlotte last year and Don Strickland is now their attorney. If you choose Don Strickland to represent you I guarantee you he will fight to win and not hold anything back!”

    Tim R.

  • I highly recommend Don based on my personal experience with him, he gets results.

    “Don represented by family in a personal injury case and did an outstanding job. He is a consummate professional, and showed great empathy towards my family. He is a tough negotiator who does his homework and comes well prepared. He is accessible, easy to talk with, and does what he says he is going to do. I highly recommend Don based upon my personal experience with him, he gets results.”

    Jim D.

  • Their expertise and experience were invaluable and we were extremely pleased with the outcome.

    “This was our first auto accident (and hopefully the last) and we had both pro and con advice on the need to have legal representation. We finally decided to employ this law firm and both my wife and I are very glad we did. Their expertise and experience were invaluable and we were extremely pleased with the outcome. They were a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend them.”

    Virgil T.

  • He is truly incredible at what he does and I HIGHLY recommend him. I can't thank him or his office enough for what they were able to do for my family.

    “After losing my father in a car accident, I was not looking forward to talking with lawyers. I was under the impression that most lawyers talked a big game, but all of a sudden didn't have time for you after being hired. After 10 minutes of talking to Don, I quickly realized that he was different than what I had been lead to believe about lawyers. He was actually a very caring person who wanted to help my family and had our best interest at heart. It was also clear that he was extremely knowledgeable in his field of work, but he was able to explain things to us without making us feel dumb. After the initial consultation, my little sister and I knew we wouldn't find anyone better, so we hired him. The whole time we worked together, he never hesitated to call or email me back when I had questions about something...and I had a lot of them. He always seemed to make time to help me, even if it was after hours. It didn't take long before it felt like I was talking a friend instead of a lawyer. He is truly incredible at what he does and I HIGHLY recommend him. I can't thank him or his office enough for what they were able to do for my family.”

    Scott W.

  • We thank God for bringing Don Strickland along in our time of desperate need. We could not have found any lawyer more skilled in his field!!

    “My sister underwent a very complicated surgery and because of a number of failed medical practices/procedures, it resulted in her becoming a paraplegic. I was outraged at her situation and overwhelmed with the prospects for her future physically, emotionally and financially. When I researched the possibilities of legal recovery for medical malpractice the chances seemed slim or none. The odds seemed stacked against us dealing with big Medical, I was certain there were would be many more physicians willing to testify that it was not malpractice than those supporting our contention. I will always remember our first meeting with Don Strickland. He, having gotten out of a sick bed to meet with us, was exceptionally compassionate, professional and hopeful. He immediately began an exhaustive effort to collect all of relevant medical records which was highly detailed and to us very complicated. In short order he had this information sorted out and a comprehensive strategy developed. He sourced and obtained expert medical authorities to support our claims. When he formally presented our case I was awestruck with how professional, comprehensive and cogent it was. Whatever doubt I had regarding responsibility in our case was swept away through Don's masterful recounting of the facts. Needless to say we were successful! We thank God for bringing Don Strickland along in our time of desperate need. We could not have found any lawyer more skilled in his field!!”

    Tom M.

Commitment to Excellence

  • Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms
  • Salus
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Super Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Preeminent
  • Trial Advocates
  • Avvo

How to Determine the Value of an Injury Claim

When you have been injured due to negligence, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all of the details that are required to file a successful injury claim. Our injury attorney at the Law Office of Donald R. Strickland understands the importance of organizing these details to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your suffering. Our attorney has the experience you need to battle insurance companies' negotiations and demands.

Insurance companies use the following types of damages to determine the amount of compensation that you may be owed:

  • Special Damages- These types of damages are also known as "economic" losses and they represent the tangible amounts that you have lost as a result of your injury due to negligence. These damages may include hospital bills or repair bills.
  • General Damages- These types of damages are also known as "non-economic" losses. They represent the types of damages that are immeasurable after an accident due to negligence. These types of damages may include emotional trauma or pain and suffering.

If you believe that you have grounds to file an injury claim, contact our dedicated attorney for more information on how to receive maximum compensation. You can also take a look at our case results and client reviews to see how we have helped other accident victims in the past.

No matter what your situation, we promise to do our best to fight for you with everything we’ve got, guaranteed.

Attorney Don Strickland
Is a Certified North Carolina Superior Court Mediator
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