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How long do I have to bring my claim?

North Carolina law generally gives you three (3) years to file a lawsuit for personal injury. Wrongful death claims usually have a two (2) year time limit. North Carolina law…

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How can I pay my bills while I am out of work?

You should consider all possible sources of insurance such as health and disability. Depending on your condition, you may become eligible for Med Pay, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or Worker’s…

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How much money should I get for my damaged car?

Property damage claims are generally handled separately from personal injury claims. North Carolina law permits you to recover the difference between full market value of the car before and after…

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Does it matter whether I am at fault or not in causing the accident?

Yes. North Carolina is one of the few states in the country that continues to follow the “Contributory Negligence” doctrine of liability. This harsh law means that even if the…

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How much money should I receive for my injuries?

You should recover past and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, scarring, pain and suffering and any other loss you have endured as a result of the accident.…

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If I employ a lawyer, do I have to go to court?

No. Most lawyers will try and settle the case before filing a lawsuit and going to court. While the time between filing a lawsuit and the time of getting a…

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How do I select a personal injury lawyer?

The way your case is handled may affect you and your family for the rest of your life. You should select an attorney that is experienced, knowledgeable and caring.

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What will the lawyer cost?

Lawyers generally handle injury cases on a contingency or percentage (%) basis. The fee is charged after a settlement or jury verdict is reached. If you lose the claim, you…

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What if the insurance company will not make a reasonable offer to settle?

There is no fixed formula for deciding what a claim is worth. What is “reasonable” depends on who is evaluating the claim. Insurance companies have a lot more experience evaluating…

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Social Security – Detail

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What injuries are covered?

WC law covers most accidental injuries as well as back injuries if they are caused by your work. While pre-existing injuries are generally not the responsibility of the employer, aggravation…

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What benefits can I receive under WC?

The employer is normally responsible for any medical expense your doctor feels will make you better. This normally includes prescriptions, medical supplies, TENS units, crutches, braces, physical therapy and any…

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