North Carolina Personal and Work Injury Attorney
I am Attorney Jacob Goad and my mission is to provide a legal service that makes a difference. Whether you suffered an injury at work or on the road, I am here to help. As a Rising Star for 2022 Super Lawyers, I have successfully helped individuals with:
- Personal Injury
- Workers’ Compensation
- Car Accidents
- Paraplegia And Quadriplegia After An Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
I opened my Durham injury law firm to provide clients with the best service I can. Every client gets my full attention, as I work with them individually and guide them through the process from beginning to end.
Whether you are an English or a Spanish speaker, I, attorney Jacob Goad, am here to help you make informed decisions and fight for the compensation you deserve.
After earning my undergraduate degree, I lived and worked in Peru. There, I got involved with environmental advocacy and coordinated international delegations. The people there lived in the shadow of a toxic metallurgical smelter complex. Notably, I accompanied CNN crew and Dr. Sanjay Gupta to the town of La Oroya and introduced Dr. Gupta to residents.
While in Peru, I was once transported by the Peruvian Air Force into an earthquake zone. There, I documented the need for aid to support the residents. After being interviewed by CBS, hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised to provide assistance to those in need.
My experiences in Peru informed my decision to become an workers’ comp and injury attorney. I saw the devastation that tragic accidents and negligence could produce, and I also saw the impact that advocacy could have.
Law School And Background
After returning from Peru, I graduated from North Carolina Central University’s Evening Law Program for students pursuing law degrees while also holding full-time employment. At the same time, I worked as a paralegal for NC injury law firms. While attending law school in Durham, I met my wife, Kelly, who is a speech therapist at a private clinic in town.
Whether you suffered an injury at work or in a car accident, the process of recovery can have life-long affects.
I respect the gravity of what my clients are going through, and have dedicated my career to helping injury victims recover and make their families whole.
My approach to personal injury is focused on each client’s unique concerns and situations. I emphasize my role as an advisor, helping you understand all the options you have available. As a case progresses, new challenges are sure to come up. I am consistently available to my clients to help them understand their options, adjust their approach and navigate through the process successfully.
Dedication and Results
Over the past 11 years, I’ve dedicated my time to helping people who have been seriously injured from work injuries and car accidents. My hard work has helped my clients recover millions in damages, and has won me the designation as a Rising Star for 2022 by Super Lawyers.
I am the Legislative Committee Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. I currently serve as Secretary of the Executive Committee for Urban Ministries of Durham, which provides shelter, services, and meals to the homeless population of Durham. I was also previously served as Chair of the Young Lawyers Division for the Durham County Bar Association.