Can I Apply for Camp Lejeune Benefits Without a North Carolina Attorney?


At Roberts & Harris PC, our dedicated Camp Lejeune civil litigation attorneys in Raleigh know that it is difficult to understand how the injuries and fatalities caused by contaminated water on the base were exacerbated by the U.S. Marine Corps’ failure to act on the issue.

Unfortunately, the timeline of events can lead to significant stress for those who lived or worked on the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987.

Thousands of our country’s soldiers, their families, and civilians lived, worked, or spent time at Camp Lejeune over three decades, with estimates of those affected by the contamination reaching between 500,000 and one million people.

Because of the substantial impact the contamination had on Americans everywhere, the U.S. Senate passed the Honoring Our PACT Act to improve healthcare and benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances. That includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act that allows those impacted from living and working on the Base to exercise their constitutional right to legal action against the U.S. government for toxic water exposure.

The increased media exposure has garnered attention from potential Camp Lejeune victims across the country, and has led to a larger question: If everyone knows the water was contaminated, and my or my family’s health was impacted, do I need an attorney to pursue medical benefits and financial compensation?

The answer is, yes. Here’s why.

Why Partnering with Our North Carolina Camp Lejeune Attorneys Can Maximize Your Outcome

Our Camp Lejeune civil litigation attorneys in North Carolina will take the lead in your case, so you are not left gathering evidence, reviewing the fine print of the legal standards, and filing your claim on your own.

It is not enough to prove you worked or lived on Camp Lejeune for 30 cumulative days from August 1953 through December 1987, you must also provide clear medical evidence and supporting records and documentation that you or a family member have suffered from one of the presumptive conditions caused by the contaminated water that existed on the base.

All damages for Camp Lejeune victims are paid through the U.S. Treasury DepartmentTreasury Judgment Fund.

This means the U.S. government and the intricate levels of legal bureaucracy will apply to each case. The government is not simply going to write a blank check for your damages. They must be persuaded to deliver justice based on the facts of your unique circumstances and the legal standards.

That is going to be very difficult to prove on your own. We want to help.

Roberts & Harris PC Represents Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims at a Discounted Rate

At Roberts & Harris PC, our skilled civil litigation lawyers in Raleigh have been representing clients throughout North Carolina at both state and federal levels for more than four combined decades.

Our commitment to pursuing justice for the military and all those impacted by the Camp Lejeune water contamination demands a special, reduced rate structure.

We represent all eligible Camp Lejeune clients using a 25% fee structure, so our clients can keep more of the financial recovery they are entitled to.

Our dedicated North Carolina civil litigation attorneys are trial-tested legal advocates who have collectively served as lead counsel in over one hundred jury trials that allowed our clients to reach the successful outcomes they deserved.

Our law firm partner, Patrick Roberts, was sworn into the North Carolina Bar in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where Camp Lejeune is located. He tried his first case there, defending a Marine accused of attempted murder, and over the years has proudly represented many soldiers and their families in Jacksonville.

In addition, Rancho Harris has extensive experience in multi-district litigation and mass torts cases, allowing both attorneys to provide the skilled legal representation you and your family need to pursue actual results from the U.S. government.

Even if you are represented by an out-of-state law firm or attorney, Roberts & Harris can serve as local counsel for clients on these matters to ensure you have access to the justice you deserve for the damages you suffered during your brave service to our country.

Contact our skilled Raleigh civil litigation attorneys at Roberts & Harris PC today at 919-249-5006 or online to learn how we can help provide exceptional legal solutions for your unique needs today. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Raleigh for more legal help.

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