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Case Summary: Insurance Policy Determines Recovery

Insurance Coverage: The Insurance Policy Determines the Recovery N.C. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. v Jarvis 2015 N.C. App. 935 (2015) North Carolina Court of Appeals Background This case arose out of a dispute over insurance coverage from a single vehicle accident causing serious injuries. The four auto insurance policies which are in dispute include: one which identifies the driver and the vehicle involved in…

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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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Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Negligent infliction of emotional distress (NIED) is a tort claim that often gets cast aside by plaintiffs’ attorneys as being overly difficult to prove but, if it is presented correctly, the value of such a claim should not be discounted. Elements of an NIED Claim There are three core elements to successfully proving a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress. The plaintiff must allege…

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Advantages of Settling Out of Court

You may believe that settling your lawsuit out of court seems like taking the easy way out, but there are many advantages to settling your case out of court and several factors that you should consider before filing a lawsuit on your claim. There is no “one size fits all” when deciding whether your case needs to go to trial or whether to accept a settlement…

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Understanding Your Final Settlement Statement

What is a Final Settlement Statement? From beginning to end, handling a personal injury claim can be stressful. Almost everyone can agree that a huge weight is lifted once the final settlement is agreed upon and the matter is complete. Before you can actually receive any money, however, you will meet with your attorney or insurance adjuster to discuss the settlement agreement and how the…

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HIPAA Releases and Injury Claims – Video

NC Accident Law Video By Attorney Jared Pierce of Wallace Pierce Law To watch the accident law video, move your mouse over the title and click “play.” To learn more about HIPAA releases in North Carolina personal injury cases, visit our Seeking Compensation section. Video Description North Carolina personal injury lawyer Jared Pierce of Wallace Pierce Law discusses the importance of Authorizations for Release of Medical…

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