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Who is Liable for an Accident in Bad Weather Conditions?

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?

The Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claims

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

A League of Their Own: Distracted Driving and Car Services Like Uber

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted drivers are responsible for 424,000 injuries and more than 3,000 deaths every year. Texting while driving, either sending or receiving a text, is the most dangerous type of distracted driving and is specifically prohibited under North Carolina law. This means that law enforcement can stop Read More A League of Their Own: Distracted Driving and Car Services Like Uber

Pros and Cons of Accepting a Workers’ Comp Settlement

Being injured in any type of accident is stressful. Medical expenses pile up and you lose wages due to your inability to work. Workers’ compensation insurers often make an early settlement offer, knowing you will be tempted to accept it since you need the money. Before you do, you need to consult an experienced workers’ Read More Pros and Cons of Accepting a Workers’ Comp Settlement

Personal Jurisdiction: In Which Court Are You Able to Sue?

Jurisdiction refers to the power of a court to hear and determine a case. If a court has personal jurisdiction, it means it has the power over a particular defendant and can order that defendant to follow the court’s orders. If a court does not have personal jurisdiction over the defendant, the case will be Read More Personal Jurisdiction: In Which Court Are You Able to Sue?

When a Personal Injury Case Can Be Filed in Federal Court

Most personal injury lawsuits come about when a business or person who is negligent injures someone who lives in the same community or at least the same state. When this happens, the personal injury lawsuit is filed in the state court located in the county where the person was injured. If you have a personal Read More When a Personal Injury Case Can Be Filed in Federal Court

How Can a Pre-Existing Condition Affect Your Accident Claim?

If you are injured in an accident and were already suffering from a medical condition or injuries from another accident, you may face an uphill fight in collecting for the current damages you sustained. Although you cannot receive compensation for your pre-existing conditions, you may be able to collect if your medical condition or injury Read More How Can a Pre-Existing Condition Affect Your Accident Claim?

How the Negotiation Process Works in a Personal Injury Case

Part 2: How the Negotiation Process Works in a Personal Injury Case

At the conclusion of part 1, the insurance adjuster had responded to the demand letter sent by your personal injury attorney. The adjuster had questioned several aspects of your claim and made a counter settlement offer much lower than what you requested in your demand letter. The next step is to reply to the adjuster’s Read More Part 2: How the Negotiation Process Works in a Personal Injury Case

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

If you have been injured in any way, whether in a car accident, by slipping and falling on someone else’s property, medical malpractice or any other incident that was the fault of another person or business, you are likely at a loss about what to do next. You are accumulating medical bills and losing time Read More Filing a Personal Injury Claim

How the Negotiation Process Works in a Personal Injury Case

Part 1: How the Negotiation Process Works in a Personal Injury Case

Negotiations of any sort can be tricky, and personal injury negotiations are no exception. You have worked with your attorney and placed a value on your case based on your economic and non-economic damages, and together, you have determined a dollar amount that will compensate you for your losses. You have also agreed upon the Read More Part 1: How the Negotiation Process Works in a Personal Injury Case