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If you have a legal concern, the first step is the decision to gather information so that you can make informed decisions.  Informed decisions lead to good outcomes.  You can find the information you need here.  You can also call, chat or email.  We will attempt to answer your questions immediately.

Personal Injury Law

Auto Accident Injury Victim8 Things Your Nationally Recognized Wilmington NC Personal Injury Lawyer wants you to know now:

1.  After an Injury:  The First Step

2.  What is the fair settlement value for my claim?

3.  What are the five biggest mistakes injured people make?

4.  Should I give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Adjuster after my North Carolina Auto Accident?

5.  Should I call an attorney about my car accident?

6.  How can I find the right lawyer for my case?

7.  What about Serious or Catastrophic injuries or Wrongful Death Cases?

8. What should I do immediately after an Auto Accident Injury? (A Checklist)

AVOID COSTLY MISTAKES:     Knowing these things before you speak with an insurance adjuster can avoid expensive mistakes after an auto injury or work place or industrial accident. Many people make mistakes during the first 72 hours after an injury that prevent them from recovering fair compensation for their injuries.  On this site you can get FREE information that will help you avoid these costly mistakes.

Medical Referrals for Auto Accident VictimsWe also provide:

FREE BOOK:     Call to receive The North Carolina Auto Injury Book FREE (Valued at $16.95) or download it now by clicking on the Free Offer tab (right).  Or, your can chat (top or bottom left) or simply call (910) 341-7570 or (877) 593-4233 to speak with me now.

FREE CONSULTATION:     In addition to the sources of information described above you can can call (910) 341-7570 or (877) 593-4233 for a Free phone or face-to-face consultation today.  

FREE INFORMATION:     You can read any of the hundreds of Library Articles, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Blog Posts and Client Testimonials and Case Results on this site FREE. 

Super LawyerSpeaks Law Firm is Nationally Recognized

NATIONAL RECOGNITION:     We are nationallly recognized by Avvo, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and other local, regional, and national organizations.  Please see the Nationally Recognized box on the right column of this page.

THE BEST DECISION:     Call us now. We work directly with each client through every stage of your personal injury case.  We combine negotiation skills, professional relationships, meticulous documentation and extensive familiarity with the entire process to maximize the benefit to you in your case.

Other Information:  The "Practice Safe Text" public safety initiative.

 


Person being ArrestedCRIMINAL LAW

4 Things Your Top Rated Wilmington NC Criminal Defense Lawyer wants you to know now:

1.  What are the five biggest mistakes accused people make?

2.  What are the biggest decisions a person charged with a crime has to make?

3.  How can I find the right lawyer for my case?

4.  Should I answer questions before you speak with a criminal defense lawyer?

5.  What should I do if I my son or daughter is charged with a crime?

4 Things Your Top Rated Wilmington NC Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer wants you to know now:

1.  What happens at a Federal Detention Hearing?

2.  What does a federal target letter, criminal information or criminal indictment mean to you?

3.  What is an initial appearance in federal criminal court?

4.  How can I find the best federal criminal defense attorney?

 

Top Law Firm in Wilmington NCWe can help with:

Get FREE information before you hire a lawyer, talk with a law enforcement officer or sign any document. 

FREE BOOKS:     Call to receive The Ten Commandments of Criminal Court (State Court) or Busted by the Federal Authorities: A Handbook for Defendants Facing Federal Criminal Prosecution (Federal Court) FREE or download it now by clicking on the Free Offer tab to the right. 

FREE CONSULTATIOIN:     Call (910) 341-7570 or (877) 593-4233 now speak with an experienced professional about your case.

FREE INFORMATION:     you can read any of the hundreds of Library Articles, Frequently Asked Questions, Blog Posts and Client Testimonials and Case Results on this site FREE. 

National Recognition

NATIONAL RECOGNITION:     We are nationallly recognized by Avvo, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and other local, regional, and national organizations.  Please see the Nationally Recognized box on the right column of this page.

THE BEST DECISION:  If you think you may be charged with a crime, it is best to call now.  We work directly with each client through every stage of each case.  We combine trial experience, negotiation skills, professional relationships, meticulous documentary and evidentiary review and extensive familiarity with treatment opportunities, mitigating circumstances and counseling programs to protect your reputation, your career and your freedom.

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Divorce Lawyers Wilmington NC

6 Things Your Top Rated Wilmington NC Divorce and Custody Lawyer wants you to know now

1.  What causes divorce?

2.  Should I get a divorce?

3.  What is Divorce from Bed and Board and how will it affect me?

4.  How can I find the right divorce lawyer for me?

5.  What are fathers' rights?

6.  What is your approach to divorce in Wilmington, NC?

CONSULTATIONS:  Call to consult with a dedicated and experienced divorce attorney today.

FREE INFORMATION:     You can read any of the hundreds of Library Articles, Frequently Asked Questions, Blog Posts and Client Testimonials and Case Results on this site FREE.

Speaks Law Firm is nationally recognized

NATIONAL RECOGNITION:     We are nationallly recognized by Avvo, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and other local, regional, and national organizations.  Please see the Nationally Recognized box on the right column of this page.

Top Divorce Lawyer Ashley Smith

THE BEST DECISION:  Call us now. We work directly with you through every stage of the process.  We combine negotiation skills, professional relationships, meticulous documentation and extensive and broad-based experience in order to acheive the best possible outcome for you.

When your marriage began, you had visions of growing old with your spouse. It does not always work out like that. Sometimes marriage ends in divorce. Divorce is almost always difficult.  However, you are more likely to acheive your objectives at less cost if you proceed with good reliable information.  You can find the information you need on this site or by calling (910) 341-7570.

IMPORTANT ISSUES:  Divorce is difficult because divorce affects two very important areas of our lives: our children and our finances. Sometimes divorce is brought about by misconduct and sometimes by distance. Sometimes it is simply a case of two good people who are not good together.

Top Attorney Chris T. BellYour  Divorce and Custody Attorney should solve problems, not create them.

In any of these instances, it is important to secure an effective divorce attorney who understands your objectives and is will to fight to protect the things that are most important to you. Your attorney should develop effective solutions, not compound problems and perpetuate disputes. We can help you through these difficult times because of our compassionate, aggressive, creative, and cooperative approach to divorce and custody.

THE IMPORTANT OF KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge is power.  Learn how to protect yourself, your assets, and your relationship with your children. Also, learn what not to do in a divorce case. The decisions you make now will affect you and your family members for the rest of your life. Get the information you need to make good decisions. How much will my divorce cost? Can I get custody of my children? Call (910) 341-7570 today to see how we can help.


3 Things Your Top Rated Wilmington NC Civil Litigation and Real Estate Litigation Attorney wants you to know now:

Learn whether you have a case or a defense. Learn how you can manage your liability and your expenses efficiently and effectively. The decisions you make now may determine the outcome of your case. Get the information that you need in order to the make the decisions that give you the greatest opportunity for success. Do I have a case? Do I have a defense? What is involved in the litigation process? CLICK the "Civil Litigation" button for the answers to these and other questions.

1.  What should I do if i get sued or need to sue someone in Wilmington, NC?

2.  What should I do if I get sued by a bank?

3.  Should I sue the developer when the development stalls?

In addition to the sources of information described above you can can call (910) 341-7570 or (877) 593-4233 for a Free phone consultation.  You can come in for a FREE face-to-face consultation with us today.   You can read any of the Library Articles, Frequently Asked Questions, Blog Posts and Client Testimonials and Case Results on this site FREE. 

We are nationallly recognized by Avvo, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and other local, regional, and national organizations.  Please refer to the Nationally Recognized box on the right column of this page.

What is the best decision an injured person can make?

The best decision you can make is to call us now. We work directly with each client through every stage of your case.  We combine negotiation skills, professional relationships, meticulous documentation and extensive familiarity with the entire process to maximize the benefit to you in your case.

 

 


Our Focus:

Every client is our most important client. That has been our core philosophy since this firm was founded in 1997. We recognize that there are hundreds of lawyers whom you could choose to help you with these challenges. If you place your trust in us, our commitment is to do all we can to accomplish your legal objectives—limited only by the law and our ethical requirements. We realize that nothing is more important to you than your finances, your family, or your freedom. We’re a small firm with big-firm record of success.

Please take a moment to read a few of the client testimonials included on this site. These are people we have represented in situations similar to yours. We approached their legal problems just as we will approach yours...with all that we have.

 

General Information

From the coast to the mountains, North Carolina is as beautiful as it is unique. Wilmington and the surrounding areas are great places to live, work, and visit, with a rich history and charming culture.

Even though North Carolina is a wonderful place, sometimes we are faced with legal challenges. In New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties and throughout North Carolina, the lawyers at the Speaks Law Firm are committed to providing exceptional legal service whenever these legal problems arise. Founded in 1997 by R. Clarke Speaks, the Speaks Law Firm has become a regional leader in developing comprehensive solutions to complex injury, criminal, family, and civil litigation problems.

We work diligently to solve these conflicts outside of the courtroom through cooperative means. Because we work cooperatively to develop comprehensive solutions to these complex legal problems, we are usually able to reach our clients' objectives without going to court. However, sometimes court is unavoidable. We practice in different but complementary areas of the law. This gives us a broad range of experience. As a result, when we must go to court, we go with confidence because we have the experience, skills, and relationships to be successful when we get there.

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Practice Areas

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in accident near Wilmington NC, contact the dedicated and nationally recognized lawyers at Speaks Law Firm today.

Auto Accidents

Call (910) 341-7570 or (877) 593-4233 to find out what you shouldn’t say when you are speaking with an adjuster.  The call is FREE.  There is no obligation.

Truck Accidents

The attorneys at Speaks Law Firm know the laws governing the trucking industry, and are prepared to fight so that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and property damage.  We deal with commercial truck wrecks, collisions and accidents every day.  We can get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and expenses.  Call now at (910) 341-7570 or toll free at (877) 593-4233 for more information.

Auto Injuries

What you do in the hours and days after an auto accident will determine whether you receive a fair settlement or not. Call now to avoid an expensive mistake.

 

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can result in very serious injuries or death.  If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one because of the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.  Call now to find out how we can help you get the compensation you are entitled to under the law and avoid expensive mistakes.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Call the Wilmington, North Carolina DUI, DWI and Driving While Impaired Accident and Injury Attorneys at Speaks Law Firm

If you have been injured by a drunk driver it is important to get the best personal injury attorney to vigorously pursue your claim.  To schedule a free consultation with an experienced drunk driving accident and injury lawyer, call (877) 593-4233 or contact our office online.

Spinal Injuries

Spinal Injuries present daunting challenges.  Your doctors, nurses and therapists will help you with the medical and physical obstacles. We can help you address the potentially life-long financial challenges than result from a spinal injury. We may be able to help whether your injuries result from a work place accident, an auto accident, medical negligence or some other catastrohic event.

Premises Liability

Person Injured in Wilmington AccidentWrecks, fires, falls and accidents can cause serious injuries.  Serious injuries can have a serious impact on your family, your financies and your life.  We can help you maximize your claim and get you the compensation you deserve.  Call to avoid common mistakes that can cost you thousands.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury can change your life forever.  We have extensive experience in helping people who have brain injuries resulting from automobile accidents, work place accidents, industrial accidents and other accidents. Mistakes made early in injury cases can delay treatment, complicate claims and reduce compensation.  We can help demonstrate liability and prove the nature and extent of your injures. We can help get the treatment and compensation to which you are entitled.  Call now to discover how we can help you recover the settlement you deserve.

 

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim arises when one person dies as a result of the negligent or intentional conduct of another. Your quick response could determine whether the claim is successful or not.  Evidence must preserved.  Causation must be established.  Call to discover what we can do to help you recover the compensation you deserve for a lost loved one.

 

 

Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals save lives, but what happens when the make a mistake.  The results can be devastating.  Death and permanent injury can result.  Who should bear the cost of these mistakes? 

The law places the cost of accident on those who cause them.  Call for more information about medical malpractice.

Workers' Compensation

Experienced workers' compensation lawyers can help you navigate through the rules and regulations in order to get medical attention and benefits.

Eminent Domain

Government agents may suggest that their offer is final and that you have no alternatives but to accept their appraisal. An experienced attorney will work to show the value of your property. Land is a finite resource, make sure that you have been fairly compensated before you lose it forever.  Call (910) 341-7570 or (877) 593-4233 for more information.

Criminal Defense

Criminal convictions can threaten your freedom, your reputation and your future.  Call to find out how we can fight to prove your innocence, explain your conduct or reduce your sentence.

Federal Criminal Defense

The average sentence of imprisonment in the for a federal criminal case in the eastern district of North Carolina is just under 20 years.  Call now to find out how we can help you avoid being another statistic in the federal system.

Expungement & Expunction

If you are serious about restoring your good name and preserving your reputation, talking to an attorney will ensure you won’t be denied any opportunities legally available to you.   Call (910) 341-7570 for more information.

Divorce

Wilmington NC Divorce & Family Lawyer

Divorce is one of the most difficult things people go through.  We can provide experienced, aggressive and strategic representation to protect the things that are most important to you.  Call or click to set up a consultation.

Child Custody

We have extensive experience with the principles, the people and the process of child custody and visitation in North Carolina.  Experience is essential to making sure you get an arrangement that will allow you to continue to have a close and loving relationship with your children.

Separation Agreements

The attorneys at Speaks Law Firm understand the intricacies of separation agreements and divorce.  They can help you negotiate favorable terms in your separation agreement.  You must take steps to make sure that you are treated fairly.  Speaking with an experienced divorce and family lawyer can accomplish this goal.

Fathers' Rights

For years fathers have been undervalued in North Carolina courtrooms.  We have set out to change that dynamic, one father at a time.  Call to find out how we can help.

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation is the process of resolving disputes between individuals or businesses over money, real estate, contracts, debt or some other right or obligation.  An aggrieved party may sue the other individual or business in court.  The resulting civil lawsuit must identify the parties, state the basis for relief and make a specific request for the relief sought.  A civil dispute can be resolved by a judge, a jury, an arbitrator or the parties themselves.  We can help you recover money damages, assert claims and defenses, and enforce your rights.  We can also help negotiate a favorable resolution to claims where you may have liability.  We represent Plaintiffs and Defendants in these types of lawsuits everyday.

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