About The Raleigh Lawyers of Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A.
The North Carolina lawyers at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. have deep ties to the Raleigh community. Attorney Chip Younce moved to Raleigh with his family when he was just seven years old, receiving his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Today, Mr. Younce is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Wake County Bar Association, and the North Carolina Bar Association, as well as other groups. He is also very active in his local church.
Attorney David Vtipil is also a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Wake County Bar Association, and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. When he is away from the office, Mr. Vtipil spends time with his family and working with the Athens Drive Arts Foundation.
Attorney Joe Baznik, an Illinois native, moved to Raleigh in 2007 to dedicate his work to representing the people of Raleigh and surrounding areas. In addition to being a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, he is also licensed to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. He is also a member of both the Wake County and Mecklenburg County Bar Associations and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Attorney Ashley Banks is a native of Chapel Hill who moved to Raleigh for college and law school, and decided to embrace the city as her home. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Wake County Bar Association, Wake County Young Lawyers Division, and the Wake County Family Law Division.
Raleigh, NC Personal Injury Lawyers
The Raleigh personal injury attorneys at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. have been helping injured people in North Carolina for more than 30 years. Our firm prides itself on providing personalized and attentive service to our clients, aided by our state-of-the-art case tracking system.
Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks is a highly regarded law firm. The firm’s attorneys have received honors including an AV Preeminent rating from the respected Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Two attorneys are recognized by the North Carolina State Bar as Board-Certified Specialists in North Carolina workers’ compensation law.
We have the skills and resources to help you build a persuasive case for compensation after a serious accident caused by another’s negligence. Get your free initial injury consultation today by calling our Raleigh office or visiting our contact page.
Communities Our North Carolina Attorneys Serve
Although our offices are located in Raleigh, the attorneys at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., serve clients in communities throughout North Carolina. We have handled a wide variety of personal injury claims, including automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents, workers’ compensation claims, Social Security disability applications and appeals, wrongful death cases, slip and fall injuries, injuries caused by harmful drugs, and product liability claims, such as asbestos, for example.
When one of our neighbors needs to file a personal injury claim, it’s because something has gone wrong. Filing a lawsuit can mark one of the toughest parts of your life. We recognize this, and we strive to provide stability and compassionate responses to your questions and concerns. We’re dedicated to providing outstanding client service – including contacting our clients personally, instead of routing you through support staff.
Brief History of Raleigh
The City of Raleigh, founded in 1792, is the capital of North Carolina. It was named for Sir Walter Raleigh, the English soldier and adventurer who was the sponsor of the first English colony in America at Roanoke Island, North Carolina.
Along with the nearby cities of Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh is part of what is known as North Carolina’s Research Triangle due to the number of high-profile, research universities in the area. North Carolina State University is located in Raleigh, while Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are located nearby. The cities are linked by Interstate 40.
Raleigh has grown rapidly in population in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. In the early 2000s, Raleigh made several prominent “Top 10” lists for its high quality of life and generally favorable business climate. Raleigh includes a number of notable museums and performing arts venues, including the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Facts About Raleigh
A few fun facts about Raleigh:
- Raleigh was specifically chosen and designed to be the state capital, and it’s also one of the earliest examples of a planned city.
- Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” because of all the oak trees that line its streets.
- The annual New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Raleigh includes the lowering of a giant acorn, a symbol of the City of Oaks.
Raleigh, NC Injury Statistics
Raleigh’s population growth has created more traffic and more traffic accidents.
- There were 17,475 car crashes in 2018 in Raleigh, according to the North Carolina 2018 Traffic Facts Crash Report. These crashes resulted in 6,819 injuries and 28 deaths.
- State data shows there were 509 alcohol-related crashes in Raleigh in 2018, resulting in 326 injuries and six deaths.
- There were 158 pedestrian crashes in 2018 in Raleigh, leading to 170 injuries and eight deaths.
- 59 bicyclists were injured in car accidents in 2018.
Local Hospitals in Raleigh
If you are injured in a car crash or other serious accident in Raleigh, you may receive emergency medical treatment at one of the following hospitals:
Local Courts in Raleigh
Local, state, and federal courts are located in Raleigh. If you need to file a personal injury lawsuit, the suit would typically be heard in Wake County Superior Court or in federal court in some instances. The courts include:
Let’s Talk, We Are Here When You Are Ready
It costs you nothing to discuss your personal injury case with an experienced legal professional. Let us review the facts of your situation and provide you with free legal advice about your options. You have questions and we have answers. Let us answer your questions at no cost to you and with no strings attached.
At Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., our attorneys are ready to talk whenever you are. You can contact us online or by phone any time of day or night, any day of the week. Are you ready to get started now? Just fill out our simple online contact form or give us a call.