Category: Personal Injury

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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4 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Car Accident Lawsuit

4 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Car Accident Lawsuit

After a traumatic car crash, it’s natural to want to reach out to family and friends for support, and it’s becoming more and more common for people to do this through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Unfortunately, when you use social media after a car accident, you may be setting a trap for yourself. The information you post on your Facebook profile or other social media account could damage or even destroy your case if you decide to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for your injuries and losses.  Continue reading “4 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Car Accident Lawsuit”

Stay Safe During the Holidays With These 7 Driving Tips

Stay Safe During the Holidays With These 7 Driving Tips

While North Carolina may not experience punishing winter weather like states further north, we still see our share of wet and cold conditions during the holidays, including, snow, ice, and sleet on the roads. Combined with the extra traffic and added stress as travelers fill the roads to visit friends and family, conditions are ripe for a spike in auto accidents and vehicle breakdowns.  Continue reading “Stay Safe During the Holidays With These 7 Driving Tips”

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Why Contributory Negligence Matters for Your Personal Injury Case

“Contributory negligence” is one of those legal terms that tends to make a non-lawyer’s eyes glaze over. But despite its obscure-sounding name, contributory negligence is a legal concept that has an enormous impact on personal injury cases in North Carolina and a few other states, which is why you need to understand what it means if you’ve been injured.  Continue reading “Why Contributory Negligence Matters for Your Personal Injury Case”

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Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Personal Injury Claims?

Many discussions about personal injury claims start with the assumption that the victim was in a state of flawless health before their accident. In real life, however, this is rarely true; most people deal with all sorts of health conditions at various points in their lives, some major and some minor. So what impact do pre-existing conditions have on personal injury claims and the compensation victims receive?

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