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Do I Need An Attorney

One of the first questions that people often ask me, is whether they need an attorney for an accident claim. The answer generally depends on . . . Film and Commentary.

How To Choose An Attorney

There’s an old saying: “You want a young doctor and an old lawyer because . . . Film and Commentary ...


Always Tell the Truth

Always tell the truth. It's good practical advice in life, and it is critically important when dealing with a legal situation like a motor vehicle collision because . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Negotiate With An Insurance Company

Negotiation is an art, and it takes practice. Most people do it and are not even aware of it. For instance if you want to go out to eat, but you spouse wants to stay home and have a light supper, you will probably negotiate a little. If you have children, you are probably negotiating with them constantly. . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Get Medical Care After An Accident

It should go without saying that you should get the medical treatment that you need. However, I get calls all the time asking me whether I think someone should go to the doctor. My advice is always this. . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Pay For Medical Care After An Accident

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident in North Carolina, it is usually best to use whatever kind of health insurance you would normally use for sickness or injury to cover your automobile accident related injuries. Whether you have. . . . Film and Commentary.


What To Do After An Accident

After an accident in North Carolina, there are common sense things that you should do. The most important thing is to get the medical treatment that you need if you have been hurt. Then, you should get . . . . Film and Commentary.


What Pictures To Take After An Accident

Now, what pictures should you take? The pictures of your vehicle should show a good bit of the vehicle and be aimed toward the damaged area. Likewise, pictures of the scene of the accident should show. . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Get The Accident Report

After a wreck, you will need to get a copy of the Crash Report. The easiest way to get the Crash Report is to call the investigating officer and ask him or her where you can pick up a copy . . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Document Your Recovery

I would suggest that you immediately write down everything you remember about how the wreck happened. Even though you think that the accident . . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Recover Property Damage After An Accident

If you have been in a wreck, and if you are not laid up in the hospital, one of the first things that you will want to do is get your vehicle fixed or replaced. It is amazing . . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Get A Rental Car After An Accident

f you have car rental insurance on your own auto policy, use it. It will save you a lot of hassle because your insurance company has a duty to treat you fairly. If you don’t have car rental insurance, you will. . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Get Your Car Repaired After An Accident

In North Carolina, if your vehicle is not totaled, you are entitled to recover the repair costs when you have been in an accident that was not your fault. You should know that it is improper for . . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Get Your Car Replaced After An Accident

In North Carolina, the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner has created a set of rules about how motor vehicle insurance claims should be handled. Those rules are found . . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Recover Depreciation After Your Car Is Repaired

In North Carolina, if your car has been damaged in a wreck that was not your fault, you are probably aware that you have the right to get it fixed by the insurance company of the person who caused the wreck. But what happens if you get it repaired, and it is not worth what it was before the accident . . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Recover Compensation For Personal Injury

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in North Carolina and it was not your fault, you are entitled to recover damages. Those damages include your wreck related medical expenses, your lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering . . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Recover Medical Expenses After An Accident

Under North Carolina law, if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, the person who caused the wreck and his or her insurance company are responsible for your medical bills. Unfortunately, getting your bills paid is not usually as easy as it should be . . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Recover Future Medical Expenses After An Accident

In North Carolina, in addition to the medical expenses that you have already incurred, you’re entitled to recover for any future medical expenses that are reasonably anticipated. Reasonably foreseeable medical expenses include. . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Recover Lost Wages After An Accident

In North Carolina, when you are injured in a wreck that was not your fault, you may be entitled to be compensated for lost wages or lost earning capacity. To recover for lost wages, you have to . . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Recover Future Lost Wages After An Accident

If you have been injured so badly that you have a permanent disability that keeps you from earning what you would have before the wreck, you need to at least discuss your case with a lawyer. In my experience, insurance companies rarely . . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Recover For Permanent Injury After An Accident

If a careless driver has permanently injured you in a car wreck in North Carolina, then you may be entitled to recover for the lifetime value of the injury. If the doctors do everything that they can for you, but tell you that you will have a disability or pain for the rest of your life . . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Recover For Pain and Suffering After An Accident

The civil justice system in North Carolina is intended to hold people responsible for harm that they have caused. Personal responsibility is basic to American justice. It is the moral responsibility of someone who has carelessly injured someone else to compensate that person for that harm . . . . Film and Commentary.


How To Decide When To Settle My Personal Injury Claim

I am often asked when to settle a personal injury wreck claim. The two most important factors in the timing of settlement negotiations are the Statute of Limitations on your claim and whether . . . . Film and Commentary.


Motor Vehicle Accident Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death is one of the worst outcomes from a motor vehicle accident. If your loved one has been killed in a wreck, after you finish your grieving, you may want justice. Neither the person who caused the accident nor that persons insurance company, can bring your loved one back. The only thing that they can compensate you with is money . . . . Film and Commentary.


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