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Make Sure You Collect This Info At the Scene of a Traffic Accident

The moments following a car accident can cause your heart to start pounding and make you feel panicked to ensure everyone is alright. Despite the anxiety you might be feeling, it’s essential to regain your focus and collect critical information at the scene of your traffic accident to ensure you can receive proper compensation later. What Information Do I Need To Collect At The Scene Of A Traffic Accident? After a car collision occurs, the police or -- and sometimes both -- your insurance company will need to decide who was at fault for the accident. To do this, you’ll need to exchange...

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Can a Death From COVID be Considered a Wrongful Death?

More than 3.1 million people have died as a result of COVID-19. For some, they'll never know how they contracted the virus, but for others, the source is clear, and they may even have contracted it at work. If your loved one died due to COVID-19, and the conditions they contracted the virus under were not up to safety protocols, you may be wondering if their passing can be considered a wrongful death. Can I Sue If My Loved One Died Of COVID-19 They Contracted At Work? Usually, if someone dies due to an accident or disease contracted at work, the deceased's worker's...

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How a Personal Injury Case is Handled in North Carolina

If you’ve suffered an injury on the job in North Carolina, in addition to recovering from your injuries, you may be feeling anxious about how your employer and the North Carolina legal system will handle your personal injury case. The two most important things to know about personal injury cases In North Carolina are: Employees have three years to file a personal injury claim; North Carolina enforces “shared fault.” How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit In North Carolina? If you suffer a personal injury accident, such as a slip and fall on someone else’s dangerous property, you have three years...

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Immediate vs. Long-Term Workplace Injuries

When you suffer an injury at work, filing a worker’s compensation claim can help you supplement your income while you recover. However, not all injuries are created equal. Under the law and according to the insurance company, a large difference exists between immediate and long-term workplace injuries when it relates to worker’s compensation claims. Worker’s compensation can pay for lost wages and medical bills, but workers’ compensation will pay permanent disability benefits when the injury is permanent. What’s The Difference Between Immediate Vs. Long-Term Workplace Injuries? To have your injury deemed a long-term or “residual injury,(1)” you must document why the injury causes permanent...

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Buy a Defective Product? Know Your Rights

Almost everyone has suffered buyer’s remorse once in their life. But if you bought a defective product and suffered an injury, you likely want to hold someone accountable and rightly deserve damages to pay for your pain and suffering. If you buy a defective product, you have rights and should contact a lawyer right away. What Are My Rights When I Buy A Defective Product? If you purchased a defective product and want to recover your losses, you can file a lawsuit. First, you and your legal team will need to discover who to hold accountable and name as the defendant in your...

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Medical Malpractice More Prevalent Than Ever

One of the leading causes of death in the United States may surprise you: It’s your doctor. Medical malpractice ranked third as the leading cause of death among Americans in 2016. Medical malpractice has become more prevalent than ever. If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a doctor, medical professional, or a hospital, enlisting the help of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve to deal and recover from this devastating loss or injury. What Is Medical Malpractice? When a patient suffers harm or death due to a doctor or medical professional...

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Common Reasons For Being Denied a Worker’s Compensation Claim

If you injured yourself while at work, you’re probably hoping your company's insurance will approve your worker’s compensation claim to supplement your income and pay for any medical bills. However, insurance companies frequently deny worker’s compensation claims for a variety of common reasons. If you learn those reasons and work with a personal injury attorney before submitting your claim, you’ll increase your chances of having your claim approved. What Are Some Common Reasons Insurance Companies Deny A Worker’s Compensation Claim? Worker’s compensation claims frequently get denied for many reasons that you can altogether avoid. Some common reasons insurance companies deny a worker’s compensation claim...

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Know Your Rights If You Slip and Fall in North Carolina

When you slip and fall, the conditions may yield more than just a bruised ego. Lingering and severe injuries can happen when you slip and fall on someone's or some place's property, and they were negligent in the property's upkeep. North Carolina law widely protects victims who experience personal injury due to a property owner's negligence, so reaching out to a lawyer right away can help you pay for medical bills and receive compensation. Can I File A Personal Injury Lawsuit For A Slip And Fall Accident In North Carolina? If you slip and fall on someone else's property and get injured, you...

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Have a Plan for Traffic Accident

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Traffic accidents occur instantly and cause damage, financial issues, and even medical issues in the weeks and months to come. Safe driving helps eliminate some risk of traffic accidents, but often car accidents might not even be your fault. Having a plan before an accident occurs will help you handle the stressful and frantic moment better if it occurs. How Do You Know Who Is At Fault In A Traffic Accident? Knowing who caused a traffic accident isn't always clear cut, such as when two drivers merge into a single lane and collide. In general, traffic laws will help determine who was the careless...

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What to Know About Class-Action Personal Injury Lawsuits in NC

When a large number of people suffer the same or similar harm, they can file a class-action personal injury lawsuit. Class action suits are complex, but with the proper legal representation, you'll have a chance to win damages for everyone harmed. How Does A Class-Action Personal Injury Lawsuit In North Carolina Work? When there are multiple plaintiffs, a standard personal injury lawsuit no longer presents as the best legal option. North Carolina law dictates that not every plaintiff needs to be heard individually when each case is so similar. Regardless of how many plaintiffs exist, one or a couple will file as "representatives" of a class-action personal...

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