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Out-of-Pocket Expenses

If you have been injured in a car accident, you will likely find yourself paying for all manner of accident-related expenses before you have received any compensation from the at-fault insurance company. It is essential that if you are incurring expenses as a result of the accident that you seek fair and reasonable compensation. Determining what is fair and reasonable for your injury claim involves…

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Punitive Damages

The issue of punitive damages arises in certain motor vehicle accidents. This unique set of damages is available only in extraordinary circumstances and when a particular sets of facts allow. The law on punitive damages has been codified in North Carolina statute Chapter 1D. Punitive damages are often confused with damages for pain and suffering. To be clear, pain and suffering fall into their own…

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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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Rule 414: Compensation for Medical Expenses

When you are presenting a personal injury claim to the insurance company, one of your first concerns might be how to calculate medical damages. Years ago, you would simply add up all medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident and present them for reimbursement. Since October 1, 2011 in North Carolina, the rules of the game have changed. Now, accident victims must introduce…

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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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What Do I Have to Pay If I Hire An Attorney?

What Do I Have to Pay If I Hire An Attorney? The Contingency Fee In most personal injury cases, attorneys are paid on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee is a portion of the settlement that is awarded in court. You and your attorney will come to an agreement, or a contingent fee agreement, outlining the payment. By law, you must make a written…

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Documenting Your Pain and Suffering After an Accident

Documenting Your Pain and Suffering After an Accident If you are involved in an motor vehicle accident, you should adhere to certain guidelines to make certain to keep record of your pain and suffering so that all of the required information regarding your automobile accident is available to support your claim of damages. Cautious documentation of parties, witnesses, injuries, insurance contact, and expenses is imperative…

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