How to Get Help with a Personal Injury Claim Without Paying an Attorney Fee Up-front

After being injured in an accident, many people are unfamiliar with the process to seek compensation for their injuries and do not know the steps that should be taken to preserve their claim.  The time following a personal injury accident can be very stressful.  Often, victims have been out of work due to their injuries, bills being to accumulate, and large financial decision need to be made, such as what to do about the medical bills and car repair costs, ...

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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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Should I Sign the Medical Authorization for Release Forms From the Insurance Adjuster?

After you make an insurance claim, whether you were involved in an auto accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or other accident that results in injury, an insurance adjuster will be assigned to your case.  Their job is to investigate the claim, determine whether you should be paid for your injuries, and negotiate a settlement with you.  It is crucial to remember that the insurance adjuster’s primary role is to save the insurance ...

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Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

Giving a Statement to an Insurance Adjuster

Perhaps you have received a friendly call from a claims adjuster requesting a recorded statement regarding how the accident occurred and the type of injuries sustained.  Often, the adjuster will make it seem that such a statement is standard procedure and is required.  This is false.  Other times, the adjuster tells you that they cannot process your claim without the statement.  This is also false.    

In general, you should never ...

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How Long Will a Personal Injury Claim Take?

NC Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses
How Long Personal Injury Cases Take

The length of a personal injury case depends on several factors, and will be different for each case.  The best way to answer the question is to describe the events that must occur before the claim can be resolved.

There are several stages of a personal injury claim leading to the conclusion of the case.  The first stage depends on ...

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Most Personal Injury Awards Are Not Taxable

Our North Carolina personal injury attorney explains that most personal injury proceeds are not counted as gross income for federal income tax purposes.  Therefore, compensatory damages received for pain and suffering and medical expenses as a result of a personal injury of sickness is not taxable regardless of whether the award is from a settlement or verdict.  Any compensation received for lost wages, however, may be subject to taxation.  Additionally, punitive damage awards are taxable and ...

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