When you have an accident, whether it involves a car crash, falling off a ladder, tripping and falling on sidewalk debris or any other incident, unless bones are obviously broken or you are bleeding, the common human tendency is to respond, “I’m okay.” Additionally, your body responds to stress by releasing adrenaline and endorphins giving Read More How Waiting Too Long to See a Doctor Can Be Used Against You
Every day in the U.S., 90 people die in automobile crashes and another 6,400 people are injured, some so severely their lives will never be the same. If you were involved in an auto accident, you know how traumatizing it is. Depending on the severity of the crash, your life will be disrupted for a Read More Why Witness Statements Are Important in Car Accident Claims
Damages for your personal injury claim following your auto accident include economic damages, such as your medical expenses and lost wages. These are calculated according to your actual losses along with expert evaluation as to what your expected future losses will be. You are also entitled to noneconomic damages like your pain and suffering. Two Read More Determining Pain and Suffering in an Auto Accident Case
Imagine you are sitting in your office at your pizza delivery business. A process server walks in and informs you that you are being sued for damages that a person, whom you have never heard of, claims were sustained in an auto accident that was your fault. You read over the complaint and realize that Read More When Are You Liable for Someone Else’s Driving?
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance plan provided by employers to compensate employees for injuries they receive in the workplace. It was designed to allow workers to collect damages without having to file a lawsuit to prove their employer was negligent. In turn, employers cannot avoid liability by claiming employees were responsible for their own Read More Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries
Being stuck in your car during a winter storm with no supplies or emergency provisions can be life-threatening. There are a few items that you should keep either in your glove compartment or trunk to help you get through the crisis until you can move on or help comes to rescue you.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013, the most recent year for which there are full statistics, 2.3 million people were injured in vehicle accidents in the U.S. An additional 32,719 were killed. Thousands of those injured or killed were North Carolina residents. Many who survived required the services of a Read More Safety First: 5 Ways to Lower the Chances of a Car Accident
The weather is bad, but you have places to go and people to see. Besides, you know how to drive in rain, snow, sleet or wind, so you are not too concerned. You have new tires and wiper blades, so you start out on your journey. You are traveling at a safe speed and all Read More Who is Liable for an Accident in Bad Weather Conditions?
If you were in a car accident that did minimal damage to your vehicle and no one was hurt, you can likely settle your claim for your vehicle repair without an attorney. That is not the case if you or anyone else was injured. There are a number of reasons why you need a lawyer Read More How a Lawyer Can Help After Your Car Accident
Although personal injury cases and workers’ compensation claims both involve people who are injured, incur medical expenses and lose wages due to time off work, there are two major differences in how they are resolved: 1) personal injury claims require proof that the person who caused the injury was negligent. Workers’ compensation claims do no Read More The Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claims