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Case Summary: Uninsured Motorist Coverage North Carolina

Nationwide v. Lankford – Uninsured Motorist Coverage North Carolina Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. v. Lankford 118 N.C. App. 368 (1995) North Carolina Court of Appeals. Background Defendant, Walter Scott Lankford (Scott), a minor, was struck by an uninsured motorist, Nancy B. Oldham (Oldham). At the time of the accident, both Lankford and his parents had automobile insurance policies with the plaintiff, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company…

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Detailed Information About Providing a Recorded Statement

It is important to understand the importance of recorded statements in personal injury claims if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in North Carolina. A recorded statement is essentially an interview conducted and recorded by the insurance company’s adjuster or representative. The goal of an insurance adjuster when creating a recorded statement is to gather as much information as possible about you…

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How Soon Can I Go Back to Work After an Accident?

If you have been injured in an accident, you are likely well aware of the financial stress and strain that paying for medical treatment can have on you and your family. There can be little doubt that every accident victim’s goal is to get better and return to work as soon as is practical. given how expensive medical treatment can be with or without health…

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Reasons Your Car Accident Claim May Be Denied

If you are pursuing a personal injury claim for injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident that occurred in North Carolina and the insurance company has informed you that they will be denying your bodily injury claim, it is important to understand reasons why the claim could be denied. 1. Contributory Negligence In North Carolina, contributory negligence is the most likely reason that your car accident…

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Hiring a Lawyer: Big Firm vs. Small Firm

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident and you are considering hiring a lawyer, you might be considering both large and small law firms. There are advantages and disadvantages to representation from both types of firms, and it is important to assess your individual needs and concerns when deciding what lawyer you are interested in retaining. Pros and Cons of Big Firms vs….

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Your Initial Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney

If you were injured in a car accident, you’ve likely called several lawyers in your area that handle personal injury claims. Pursuing a personal injury claim can be a long and exhausting process, and it is critical to get started off on the right foot. Being prepared for the first time you meet with your attorney is the first of many important steps you will…

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Communications with Third Parties After an Accident

Generally, when you are involved in a personal injury claim, it is advised that you use extreme caution when discussing your accident with any third parties, such as insurance companies, or in public forums, such as on social media websites. To protect your claim, you should not provide recorded statements about the accident to the insurance company providing liability coverage for the accident. With that…

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Compensation for Mileage After an Accident

Motor vehicle accident victims often spend a significant amount of time and money traveling to and from medical appointments. This article discusses when and how an accident victim may be able to claim reimbursement for travel-related expenses for treatment related to an accident. Many accident victims are unaware that they can include and seek compensation for the costs associated with transportation after their accident. Typically, accident…

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What Should I Know About the Contingency Fee Agreement?

This article is dedicated to exploring and explaining the language and terminology contained in our contingency fee agreement (also known as a retainer agreement), which can be located and reviewed here. Please be mindful that the attached contingency fee agreement and the language contained herein are used for illustrative and explanatory purposes only. Review the wording and language of your particular agreement as the terms and…

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Different Types of Attorney’s Fees in North Carolina

Different Types of Attorney’s Fees in North Carolina Auto accidents are unexpected and can cause a lot of stress. In addition to the police report, medical attention and car repair, you may be thinking about hiring a lawyer to help you get the compensation you need and deserve. Finding the right attorney to take your case includes understanding common personal injury fee arrangements. Having an…

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