Category: Personal Injury

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How Can a Lawyer Help With Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a serious matter, and it rarely looks like what you see in most movies and TV shows. The abuse often starts small and gets worse as the abuser exerts more and more control over the victim’s life. Victims often feel trapped in their situations for reasons like concern over their children’s well-being, lack of access to money and other resources, and the fear of worse abuse and violence if they try to leave.

No matter how bad your situation has gotten, there is a way out, and an experienced lawyer can help you take the first step.

In this article, we’ll discuss how North Carolina law treats domestic violence and explain how an attorney can help if you or someone you love is suffering due to domestic violence. Continue reading “How Can a Lawyer Help With Domestic Violence?”

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I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver Riding My Bike: What Can I Do?

When you’re getting ready to go for a bike ride, you make sure you have everything you need for safety and check that your bike is in good shape.

But then it happens. You’re hit by a motor vehicle as they make a left-hand turn directly into you. Even though you wore a helmet and took safety precautions, you suffer serious injuries and end up with significant medical bills.

If this sounds like your situation, you’re not alone. On average, 1,000 North Carolina bicyclists suffer injuries in police-reported crashes with motor vehicles each year. Approximately 20 of these cyclists die, and 60 of them suffer serious injuries.

Even worse, some of these victims get hit by drivers who don’t carry auto insurance. So what happens if the person who hits you doesn’t have any insurance coverage? Are you totally out of luck?

Not necessarily. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver Riding My Bike: What Can I Do?”

3 Ways to Deal With Chronic Pain After a Car Accident

Every car wreck is unique, and so is every victim’s recovery. Some people have a straightforward path back to their pre-crash level of health and wellness, but some victims experience chronic pain that lingers for months or even years after a wreck.

If you’re experiencing chronic pain after a car accident, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Many car accident victims find themselves in the same situation. In this article, we’ll explain what chronic pain is and talk about some of the options that can help you deal with its effects. Continue reading “3 Ways to Deal With Chronic Pain After a Car Accident”

Do I Have to Pay My Own Medical Bills After a Car Crash?

After a serious car accident, you might find yourself struggling to get out from under a growing pile of medical bills. Fortunately, there are several options available that may be able to help you cover these expenses. Before you write the hospital a check, read this article and learn how you can address your medical bills after a car wreck. Continue reading “Do I Have to Pay My Own Medical Bills After a Car Crash?”

How Med Pay Coverage Can Help You After a Car Crash

How Med Pay Coverage Can Help You After a Car Crash

After a serious car crash, as the medical bills start piling up, you might wonder who will pay them. The answer could be the medical payments coverage on your insurance policy.

For many North Carolina accident victims, medical payments (Med Pay) coverage offers much-needed compensation while they recover from their injuries. However, to get value out of Med Pay coverage, it’s important to understand how this coverage works and what types of losses it covers. Continue reading “How Med Pay Coverage Can Help You After a Car Crash”

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case? Here’s How Attorneys Decide

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case? Here’s How Attorneys Decide

If you’re thinking about filing a personal injury claim after suffering injuries due to someone’s negligence, it’s natural to wonder what your case is worth. Getting compensation for your injuries is about justice, but it’s also about dollars and cents. If the money you stand to get from filing a claim isn’t enough to compensate you fairly and pay your attorney’s fees, you’ll struggle to find a lawyer who will take your case.

Evaluating a personal injury claim is a complicated process, and the outcome depends on the specific facts of the case. In this article, we’ll talk about how lawyers assess cases and explain the factors that can impact your case’s strength. Continue reading “Do You Have a Personal Injury Case? Here’s How Attorneys Decide”

Here’s How the Insurance Company Will Fight Your Personal Injury Claim

Here’s How the Insurance Company Will Fight Your Personal Injury Claim

Insurance companies are for-profit companies that have a vested interest in denying personal injury claims, and many of them have gotten quite good at it. At Myers Law Firm, we’ve represented accident victims for decades, and we’ve dealt with all the tactics and strategies that insurance companies tend to use time and again when defending cases.

In this article, we’ll share some of the knowledge we’ve gained and outline the most common ways that insurance companies try to deny or devalue claims from injured victims in North Carolina. Continue reading “Here’s How the Insurance Company Will Fight Your Personal Injury Claim”

Follow This Free Car Accident Checklist to Help Your Injury Lawsuit

Follow This Free Car Accident Checklist to Help Your Injury Lawsuit

We’ve written before about steps you should take after a car wreck as well as several common mistakes that you should avoid after a crash. Now, we’ve condensed that information into a handy checklist that you can print out or bookmark in case the worst happens and you find yourself in a car accident 

But this checklist isn’t just helpful for crash victims. It’s also an important resource for their loved ones. If someone you care about has been seriously hurt in a crash, they may be too injured to handle these steps on their own. By filling out as much of the information on this checklist as you can gather, you can protect them and help their legal case if they choose to pursue one.  Continue reading “Follow This Free Car Accident Checklist to Help Your Injury Lawsuit”

How Do I Know if the Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer Is Fair?

How Do I Know if the Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer Is Fair?

After a serious injury, the insurance company might offer you a settlement and discourage you from contacting a personal injury lawyer. You might understandably feel tempted to take this offer and just put the whole thing behind you so you can focus on recovering.

Even though it may seem like the simpler and easier option right now, however, hastily accepting a settlement offer might not put things behind you at all. In fact, it can create serious financial problems for you that could lead to a lot of stress, hardship, and regret before long.

Before you make any decision about a settlement offer, you need to understand your options and know about the factors that can affect the value of your case. Read on to learn more about how you can evaluate a settlement offer from the insurance company and decide whether it’s fair. Continue reading “How Do I Know if the Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer Is Fair?”

How Do Pedestrians Get Compensated for Accident Injuries?

How Do Pedestrians Get Compensated for Accident Injuries?

Auto accidents that involve pedestrians are a serious and all-too-common problem in North Carolina, and when these collisions occur, they usually result in severe injuries that lead to enormous medical bills and other costs for the pedestrian involved. 

So, when injured pedestrian victims face these massive costs, who pays for them? In this article, we’ll answer that question and explore some of the options available to help pedestrian auto accident victims get financial compensation for their injuries. 

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