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Case Summary: Driving Too Slowly Causes an Accident

This case arose out of an automobile accident allegedly caused by the defendant’s negligence in operating his vehicle at too slow of a speed on a public highway. The plaintiff Barbara Burnett Page (Page) suffered injuries as a result of the accident.

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The Truth About Pedestrians & Crosswalks

Most drivers are unaware of the fact that generally any intersection is considered to have four crosswalks, whether they are painted on the street or not. If you asked the average North Carolina driver to describe a crosswalk, they might respond that a crosswalk has painted lines and flashing signs indicating if it is safe to walk. However, this is not true under North Carolina law.

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Should I Sue Someone With No Insurance?

If you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you have likely begun thinking or considering how much insurance the at-fault driver may or may not have. Insurance coverage, which is the amount of available insurance, is an essential part of determining how much, if anything, you may be entitled to recover for your accident-related injuries.

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Understanding the Courts: Filing a Lawsuit

If you have been injured in an auto accident in North Carolina and you are unable to reach a settlement with the responsible insurance company, you may wish to proceed with filing a lawsuit. However, filing a lawsuit requires a certain level of understanding of the court system.

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Who Can Sue For a Wrongful Death Claim?

The loss of a loved one is tragic and heartbreaking, especially when it is unexpected. The effects of such a loss are far-reaching and deeply felt by many. While there is no way to bring them back or to provide the love and emotional support of that loved one, the purpose of a wrongful death claim is to provide financial support for those suffering from the loss.

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What to Do After a Car Accident

Being in a car accident can be overwhelming. Each year, there are more than 200,000 motor vehicle-related accidents in North Carolina alone. It is fortunate that a significant number of these motor vehicle-related accidents involve property damage to vehicles and other personal property only. However, one in three motor vehicle-related accidents results in personal injury to the drivers or passengers involved.

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What to Say or Not Say at the Scene of a Car Accident

Immediately after an accident occurs, your emotions and adrenaline are pumping furiously. We are all guilty of saying things that we wish we would not have said when we are in a state of shock. Most people don’t realize that what they say at the scene of an accident could negatively impact their personal injury claim or recovery.

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Statute of Limitations – Accidents in North Carolina

A ‘statute of limitations’ is a law that halts a claim after a specified period of time has expired. More specifically, a ‘statute of limitations’ related to personal injury establishes a time limit for an individual to file a lawsuit for an accident in which they sustained injuries, based on the date when those injuries occurred or when they were discovered.

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Phases of a Car Accident Lawsuit

When a lawsuit is filed against the at-fault driver, the insurance company will hire a lawyer to defend that at-fault driver. In North Carolina, you must sue the at-fault party to the accident. There are extremely limited exceptions to when and where you may sue an insurance company directly. In most cases, the Defendant in your lawsuit will be the driver deemed to be at fault for the accident.

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What Your Lawyer Will Want to Know About Your Accident

The following is a list of items that you should gather or have answers to before you go meet with a Personal Injury Lawyer. This list is not meant to be exhaustive but will give you a general idea of what your Personal Injury Lawyer will be looking for in order to assist you with your Personal Injury Claim.

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Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina

Motorcyclists on busy roads can be particularly susceptible to serious injury and death, even with the protection of a helmet. When you are riding on a motorcycle, you lack the physical protection that a car provides and are less visible to other drivers. As such, a motorcyclist may be more susceptible to the negligence of other drivers on the road.

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Understanding Truck Accidents in North Carolina

Trucking accidents can be very serious, often fatal, resulting in large medical bills, loss of income, and years of rehabilitation. Multiple parties, self-interested trucking companies, and experienced insurance investigators will be working against you. It is important to maximize the compensation you may deserve by ensuring that you receive the treatment you need.

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