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What Does My Health Insurance Have To Do With My Injury Claim?

If you have recently been in a car accident, or another type of accident in North Carolina, the odds are good that you have been asked questions by either your lawyer or the insurance company regarding whether you have health insurance. Many accident victims are confused or concerned about this, because they feel that their [...]

What to Expect from an Automobile Accident Settlement

Many people are curious what they can expect to recover in a settlement or verdict once they have a car accident due to someone else’s negligence. The law allows an injury victim to recover for past, present and future medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. The amount of this recovery will vary by [...]

Past Medical History

Being a litigant can feel like an invasion of privacy. The other side will delve deep into your background; asking questions about you, your family, your work history, educational background, criminal background, and other details that may seem irrelevant to the lawsuit. But, who you are is relevant because you are a witness, and attorneys [...]

Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?

“Who will pay my medical bills?” This is a common question many personal injury victims have. Whether they are injured in a car wreck, on someone else’s property, or by someone’s animal, the resulting injuries are always accompanied by medical expenses. It is important after an accident that the injured person ensure their medical bills [...]

Saving on Car Insurance

As I’ve been reading a lot about how to save on car insurance, I wonder how much those savings will really be. Some simple ways to save money are raising your deductible, removing comprehensive coverage and decreasing your liability coverage limits. The other thing I’d caution you on when comparing prices with auto carriers is [...]

Child Safety Awareness Week

Just a quick reminder that September 16-22, 2012 is Child Passenger Safety Week/ National Seat Check Saturday.  Sadly, car crashes are the number one killer of children in the United States, ages 1-12.  There is a tremendous amount of good information on the web to help you choose the right safety seat for your child.  [...]

It's Deer Season -- Don't Tag One With Your Car!

I live in a neighborhood that is teeming with deer (and coyotes, foxes, rabbits and geese) and as the days are getting shorter, I am more vigilant when driving so as not to have an accident with one of the furry critters. Ask my partner, Jennifer Seate. She hit one of them as she was [...]

Fire Safety - Have An Evacuation Plan

Yes, our firm handles mostly automobile accidents but we do take on a variety of other injury claims.  Several years ago, I represented a wonderful man who got caught in a terrible house fire.  While trying to save his two young children, he received horrific burns which almost killed him.  And the ironic thing about [...]

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