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366 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Our Asheville Lawyers Teach You How to File a Personal Injury Claim in North Carolina

Our firm guides you through the legal process to recover compensation for your injuries

Hensley Cloninger, P.C. has been representing clients throughout North Carolina and the Southeast region of the United States for 29 years. We focus solely on personal injury claims and have earned a reputation in Asheville and our surrounding communities for getting results. At your free initial consultation, we explain the civil law process step by step so you know exactly what to expect when we file your lawsuit. Through clear, candid communication, we make every effort to reduce the uncertainty and anxiety you may experience as you fight to recover from your injuries.

Case evaluation and evidence preparation

To accurately assess your claim’s worth, our lawyers ask you to provide us with whatever evidence you have, which might include:

  • Photographs
  • Police reports
  • Hospital records
  • Doctors’ notes
  • Diagnostic test results
  • Mechanics’ quotes
  • Your pay stubs to document lost income

Our legal team includes a nurse who is certified as a paralegal to assist with your case evaluation. Based on this initial investigation, we strategize a plan of action and take decisive steps to move your claim continually forward through the court system.


Discovery is the process by which the parties exchange relevant information and collect evidence. During discovery, our lawyers might subpoena records, retain experts, depose witnesses and personally visit the accident scene. We leave no stone unturned during our thorough investigation of the accident that caused your injuries.


Our lawyers negotiate with the negligent parties and their insurance companies for just compensation during the initial personal injury settlement process. Often, we engage in mediation, a formal negotiating session guided by a trained facilitator. Only if it is in your best interest do we advise you to settle your claim.


We recommend trial if we believe you can reach better results. Because we realize you may never have been involved in a trial before, we make the experience as comfortable as possible for you by explaining what you should expect at each stage. Our personal injury attorneys are fierce advocates in the courtroom. Our polished skills and unyielding determination give us an edge at trial.

Understand more about the personal injury litigation process

To learn more about personal injury case preparation, discovery, negotiations and trial, call Hensley Cloninger, P.C. at 828-348-0092 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free, and we handle your case on a contingency fee basis, so there is no risk to consult with us about your claim. Our lawyers can schedule after-hours and weekend appointments.