Helping in Your Recovery

North Carolina Personal And Work Injury Attorney

I am Attorney Jacob Goad, and my mission is to provide legal services that make a difference. Whether you suffered an injury at work or on the road, I am here to help. As a Rising Star for 2022, 2023, 2024 Super Lawyers, I have successfully helped individuals with:

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 am here to help you make informed decisions and fight for the compensation you may deserve.

About Me

After earning my undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, I lived and worked in Peru. There, I participated in environmental advocacy and coordinated international delegations. Some of 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 and stakeholders in the community.

While in Peru, I was once transported by the Peruvian Air Force into an earthquake zone. I was able to take the flight because there was a priest visiting Lima who needed to returns to his congregation in the earthquake zone, and the Peruvian Air Force was not inclined to let me go. When I explained to the priest that I was there to help by raising funds for the victims, he said “You’re coming with me.” There, I documented the need for aid to support the residents. After being interviewed by CBS evening news, and sharing some of the photographs I took to interfaith networks, hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised to provide assistance to those in need. It was a tragic event that I’ll never forget.

My experiences in Peru informed my decision to become a 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 for victims.

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 Lanier Law Group and then the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. While attending law school in Durham, I also met my wife, Kelly, who is a speech therapist at a private clinic in town.

My Approach

Whether you suffered an injury at work or in a car accident, the process of recovering from major injuries can have life-long consequences.

I respect the gravity of what my clients are going through, and I have dedicated my career to helping injury victims recover and helping 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 the law in simple terms, and providing you all the options available. As a case progresses, new challenges are sure to arise. 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.

Questions? Schedule A Free Consultation

A proactive approach can help you start on the road to recovery. If you have questions, I have answers. Schedule a consultation with me by calling 919-944-4669