How to Get a NC State Highway Patrol Accident Report

Obtain Your Highway Patrol Accident Report

Tien Law Firm helps individuals injured in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents throughout North Carolina.  One of the first things you want to do after an accident is to obtain a copy of the crash report, which will list the names and contact information of the individuals involved, witnesses, estimate of the damage, and a diagram of the accident.

You can also obtain your crash report online by providing one of ...

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Injury Claim Calculators and Formulas to Determine an Accident Settlement

Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a settlement formula.  There is no magic equation such as “medical expenses times X.”  We have heard on numerous occasions where accident victims were improperly advised by counsel that such a formula exists.  Properly evaluating motor vehicle accidents and other personal injury cases is challenging.  Our civil tort system requires juries to place a value on injury cases, but the dollar amount for any specific injury is hard to quantify ...

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How to Determine What Your Claim Is Worth

How much a claim is worth will depend upon the specific facts of the case and will be different for each client.  Having a skilled personal injury attorney review the case and negotiate on your behalf in order to present your case in the most favorable way, can greatly enhance your settlement offers and the value of your claim.

How are Personal Injury Claims Valued?

How much your claim will be valued at depends on several factors, including ...

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Should I Use My Health Insurance for Medical Bills If the Accident Wasn’t My Fault?

Naturally, you would expect the at-fault party’s insurance company to promptly pay your medical expenses, but this is usually not the case.  First, insurance companies do not pay the medical bills while treatment is ongoing, which can lead to bad credit from the bills being sent to collections.  If they agree to pay for your medical bills, payment will not be made until your doctors appointments, surgeries, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, or other treatment is complete.  Second, after you have completed your ...

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What to Do When the Insurance Company Won’t Return Your Calls

Delay is a Common Insurance Tactic

Once your claim is filed,  you will usually be assigned an insurance adjuster who is responsible for all of the preliminary matters.  Sometimes the insurance company will contact you immediately because they want to get fact-specific statements from you about how the accident occurred (in hopes they can find some way to deny the claim), and then they may tell you that they will send someone out to inspect your vehicle, but they ...

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Tips for Negotiating with the Insurance Company After an Accident

Shortly after a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, you should be contacted by an adjuster from your insurance company, from the other driver’s insurance company, or both.  The way that you respond to the adjusters’ questions is crucial to preserving your rights and trying to get the most possible for your claim.  Below are a few tips to keep in mind when negotiating your claim with insurance companies.

1) The Adjuster for the Other Driver’s Insurance Company ...

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What Insurance Companies Do Not Want You to Know: Insurance Adjusters Deny Claims to Win Prizes

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has exposed some of the most underhanded ways insurance companies attempt to make money at the expense of victims in a publication called Tricks of the Trade: How Insurance Companies Deny, Delay, Confuse and Refuse.  According to the AAJ, insurance companies have trillions of dollars in assets, pay their CEOs more than in any other industry, enjoy average profits of over $30 billion a year, deny valid claims to boost their bottom ...

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Motor Vehicle Claim FAQ

North Carolina Auto Accident Lawyer Shares
Answers to Motor Vehicle Collision FAQ

Tien Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to guiding auto accident victims and their family through the personal injury claims process.  We know that the time following an accident is difficult.  We are here to help ease the burden on our clients, give them peace of mind that their interests are being protected, as we seek maximum compensation for their injuries.  As a ...

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Establishing a Claim After an Auto Accident

NC Auto Accident Attorney Discusses How to
Establish and Preserve Your Auto Accident Claim

What should I do to establish and preserve my accident claim after a motor vehicle collision?

While this list is not complete, there are several things an auto accident victim may do to maximize their claim after being injured in an auto accident by the negligence of another:

  Take photos of the damage to both vehicles, the roadway where the crash occurred, and any ...

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Judge Denies $765 Settlement Motion in NFL Concussion Lawsuit

On January 14, 2014, a federal judge denied the motion to preliminarily approve a $765 million NFL settlement, fearing that the money may not be enough to compensate those entitled to the funds.  The settlement applies to an estimated 20,000 retired players, not just the ones who sued, and the agreement asserts that the compensation fund will last 65 years.  The deal set aside $675 million to compensate retired players who suffer from various cognitive problems.  The settlement ...

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