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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.

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

  • Don Strickland and his law firm demonstrated both the highest levels of professional skills and the highest levels of interpersonal compassion

    “At every stage of my family's complex personal injury lawsuit - in reviewing the case, investigating the case, preparing the case, litigating the case and ultimately settling the case - Don Strickland and his law firm demonstrated both the highest levels of professional skills and the highest levels of interpersonal compassion. Don and his firm were clearly able to understand and explain complex medical records and complex technical issues, and were also able to understand the impact of the negligence on our family and explain all of this to the defense lawyers as our advocates. Throughout the process, we were kept well-informed and were very pleased with the efficiency of the entire staff. The defense lawyers on the other side obviously had enormous respect for Don Strickland and his law firm in the courtroom and that respect seemed to be paramount in resolving the case before trial.”

    Former Client

  • 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.

  • I would highly recommend Donald Strickland to anyone!

    “Mr. Strickland over saw the review and is still assisting all aspects of my son's death. He helped coordinate a trip to another State along with my brother, (my son's Uncle) and myself. Mr. Strickland lined up a meeting with the defendants Attorney as well our representation in that particular State to go over video and documents. Mr. Strickland's extremely caring nature has made this transitition with the death of my son I little more easier on the family. I would highly recommend Donald Strickland to anyone!”

    Eddie D.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Attorney Don Strickland
Is a Certified North Carolina Superior Court Mediator
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