A personal injury blog containing useful information for anyone in Charlotte looking for information about personal injury or looking for a Charlotte personal injury attorney.

There is no doubt that motorcycles are dangerous. Whether it’s because of user error, or another negligent driver on the road, your chances of being injured on the road increase dramatically when you’re operating a motorcycle. Motorcycle injuries, typically, are quite serious. This of course is due to the exposure of the motorcycle operator to the elements around him or her.

North Carolina Motorcycle Safety Courses

Your best defense against a motorcycle accident or motorcycle injury, is to take as many precautions as possible, including motorcycle safety courses. If you’re looking for a list of motorcycle safety course offerings in or near Charlotte, NC, you can go to the Motorcycle Basic Rider Course link for CPCC. Or, you can check out the Harley Davidson offerings in or near Charlotte as well.

On both of these sites, in addition to other information, you’ll find answers to commonly asked questions regarding motorcycle injuries, safety tips, class times, and costs.

Online DMV Quiz

If you’re an experienced rider who needs to take the NC DMV motorcycle test, or a new rider looking to do the same, you can challenge yourself by taking the DMV Practice Test.

Motorcycle Injury Attorneys

If you’re in a motorcycle accident in North Carolina, you should call a personal injury attorney. There are unique aspects to all car accidents, but motorcycle accidents and motorcycle injuries in particular involve elements not found in most other highway accidents. We’d be happy to answer your questions about your accident report, negligence, working with an insurance company, medical bills, etc—that’s part of our job. We can also explain the basics of working with a personal injury attorney, if you decide to hire us.

We can be reached at 704.749.7747 for a phone consultation. Or, you can request one HERE. We hope you choose to Recover With Us.

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The reality of being a driver in a large city like Charlotte, NC or any of the surrounding cities and towns, is that the likelihood of being involved in a car accident increases. As a Charlotte car accident attorney, I’m well aware of this. With more drivers on the road each year, and the many distractions drivers face, it’s no wonder almost everyone you talk with has at least been in a fender bender or a minor rear end auto accident.

While many minor accidents simply involve making sure everyone is ok, and taking care of small automobile repairs, quite often, an auto accident is more serious. Your vehicle may be totaled, your injuries may require a trip to the hospital, or an auto accident may even lead to a fatality.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

While having more drivers on the road increases the chance of an auto accident, we also live in a unique time regarding our pace of life and our habits of multi-tasking. Quite often, one of the following is a cause of or a contributing factor in an auto accident:

  • Texting while driving
  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Road Rage
  • Inexperience with road conditions
  • Not paying attention

When another driver fails to exercise the required amount of care on the road, and you’re the victim, it’s time to call a car accident attorney.

Dealing With Insurance Companies

As a car accident attorney in Charlotte, I often speak with individuals who have been hit by a negligent driver. Quite often, my client has already spoken with the other driver’s insurance company in an attempt to resolve the matter. I’m amazed at how often those insurance companies fail to treat the individual fairly, including alleging contributory negligence as a standard response to the claim.

In addition to offering low value to someone who is not represented by a car accident attorney, quite often the insurance companies will take advantage of the web of rules, laws and policies involved in addressing an insurance claim—things get complicated very quickly and if you’re not experienced, it’s easy to get taken advantage of.

How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help

An attorney can simply answer questions for you. This is true even if you decide not to hire the attorney. Free phone consultations are a part of the job for attorneys. Quite often, an individual just needs a little guidance in order to be able to feel good about the result they have achieved without an attorney. We’re happy to answer questions in that regard.

An attorney also provides experience and knowledge which—if hired on by the client—will not only help to determine if you have a claim and maximize the value of the claim, but also to insure that the client isn’t signing away their rights.

Emotional support is a component of almost every client claim I handle. It’s understandable clients are emotional regarding the experience they had. They also need the support from me and my office, when it comes to dealing with the amount of time it takes to settle a claim or try a case, combined with how difficult insurance companies can be throughout the process. We’re here to help with that.

If you would like to speak with a Charlotte personal injury attorney, call 704.749.7747 today. Or, you can click HERE to tell us when to call you. We hope you choose to Recover With Us.

Construction work is demanding work, and the individuals who perform it are put under physical strain every day on the job. When a construction injury hits, the injured person will not only lose time on the job but may never be able to perform that job again. Quite often, the injured worker finds themselves at odds with their employer, regarding questions of paid time off, when they are healthy enough to return to work, and whether they should be compensated for their injury.

If you’re injured on the job or performing within the scope of your duties as an employee, you will typically be entitled to workers compensation from the party at fault for your injury. This compensation will range from covering medical costs, to future and lost wages, to pain and suffering due to the injury you sustained.

The Role of Construction Injury Attorneys

If you hire a personal injury attorney to assist you with your construction injury, the attorney and their legal team will work to investigate the incident and hire experts to assist in valuing your loss. The law firm will also work to examine the facts surrounding the accident, in an effort to determine fault. In a North Carolina construction injury, you’ll discuss the concept of Contributory Negligence with your attorney, and assess whether your actions played a role in the on the job injury.

Once the personal injury law firm has done their research, the attorney will work aggressively on your workers compensation claim, including working up financial assessments of your loss and negotiating with insurance companies to make sure you receive just compensation.

Don’t Delay – Find Out More

If you have questions about a construction injury, you should speak to a personal injury attorney. The phone consultation is free, and you will get some clarity around your options. If you’d like to speak with an attorney today, call 704.749.7747 or click HERE to request a phone call.

How Much Does Chapter 13 Cost?

Not every situation calls for a personal injury lawyer. And while personal injury attorneys love to tell you that “We don’t get paid if you don’t get paid,” the fact is, lawyers cost money. But there are times when getting a lawyer makes sense.

You’re Not Being Treated Fairly

If you’ve been in a car accident and you feel the insurance company for the driver that hit you is not being fair, you’re probably right. While there’s no exact formula for damages, this is an instance where you can rely on your gut instinct. Even just a phone call to a personal injury attorney may help you decide if what you’re being offered is fair. But, the point it is, involving a lawyer will help give you clarity.

You’re Being Asked To Sign A Release

While it makes sense in a settlement to release the other party of future claims, it’s important to know what you’re signing. Whatever our personal injury claim is worth, once you release other party, the claim is settled for good. If the insurance company for the driver who hit you is putting releases in front of you, it’s a good time to get a professional to look things over for you.

There’s Not Enough Insurance

There are times when the policy the other driver has isn’t enough to cover your damages. A personal injury attorney is skilled at discovering additional policies from which you might recover, and also will guide you through filing and under/un-insured motorist claim in the event the primary policy does not cover your damages.

It’s Time To File A Lawsuit

Quite often, settlement negotiations stall. Both sides stop moving toward the middle. If you don’t have a personal injury attorney, you’re stuck with deciding to take what’s being offered. A skilled injury attorney though, will be sure to present the facts, medical billing, and injuries to the insurance company in such a way that maximizes the way the insurance company values the case. If settlement negotiations stall, the lawyer can send over a draft of a lawsuit, which may jump-start the negotiations again. Worst case, the attorney can file the lawsuit on your behalf.

Most Cases Settle At Mediation

If a lawsuit is filed, know that most cases settle before they ever see the inside of a courtroom. After discovery has completed and depositions have been taken, the parties meet again to negotiate—typically in what’s called Mediation. A lawyer will work with you during mediation to settle the case for an amount you’re happy with—but without the lawyer, you never get there.

Get Help Today

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, a slip and fall at a business, or have suffered any other type of personal injury, we’re here to help. Call us at 704.749.7747 for a free phone consultation, or request a consultation HERE.