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Statute of Limitations – How long do I have to file an auto accident claim?

January 19, 2015   |  
“Statute of Limitations” is a common phrase and very important legal term. In North Carolina the period of limitation is determined by a statute created by our legislature. It prescribes a period of time within which a claim or cause of action (otherwise your case) must be resolved by settlement...
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When should I contact a lawyer about my auto accident?

January 19, 2015   |  
It is important to contact an attorney to discuss your claim as soon as possible. Insurance companies will be working to settle your claim, so it is important you learn what your legal rights are before you decide to settle. Furthermore, speaking with an attorney when the accident is still...
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What is Medpay?

January 19, 2015   |  
Medical payments coverage, also known as med pay, is coverage that may be available to help pay or reimburse you for medical bills or funeral expenses if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an automobile accident. Under Med Pay, the insurance company agrees to pay...
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If I was the passenger in a car accident, can I still make a claim?

January 19, 2015   |  
Yes, passengers may be entitled to make a claim. A passenger, just like the driver, would have a claim against the other driver if they were hit due to the negligence of another driver. A passenger may also have a claim against the driver of the vehicle they were in...
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What can I do if the other driver doesn’t have insurance?

January 19, 2015   |  
If you elected for uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, then your insurance company should provide coverage; however, this can prove difficult as some companies may not provide adequate compensation.
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What do I do if I was involved in a hit-and-run collision?

January 19, 2015   |  
It is important for a driver to try to remember as much as possible about the other vehicle such as the color, make and model, or any description of the driver. If you’re involved in a hit-and-run accident, you will need to turn to your own insurance company to try...
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What should I do if an insurance company approaches me to settle my personal injury claim?

January 19, 2015   |  
It is important that you do not sign anything you do not understand, nor agree to a settlement that you are not comfortable with. Insurance companies will often try to settle claims as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Remember, the insurance company has its own interest in mind, not...
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What damages may be recovered in an auto accident claim?

January 19, 2015   |  
If the party who caused your injury is found to be negligent, and therefore liable, then the extent of the damages that party is responsible for must be determined. Damages are the amount necessary to compensate you for your loss and put you back in the same position, or as...
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Why should I receive medical attention after an accident even if I don’t feel hurt?

January 19, 2015   |  
Receiving medical assistance is important after an accident as some injuries may not be visible, such as head trauma and internal organ injuries. Furthermore, some injury symptoms may not appear for up to 24 hours after the collision.
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What is negligence?

January 19, 2015   |  
Every personal injury case can be boiled down into two major components; liability and damages. Basically, liability is whether the Defendant is legally responsible for the incident and any losses which may arise from the accident. For the party to be legally responsible, he must first be found to have...
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