When are you most at risk for a car accident in Charlotte?

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According to the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte experienced a 10% increase in car accidents last year – about 31,000 total crashes. A few weeks ago, we talked about the frustrations commuters experience on the roads in Charlotte and laid out some steps you can take to make your commute safer for not only yourself but also…

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How to make your Charlotte commute safe for everyone on the road

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As a fellow Charlotte commuter, I know how traffic can get during morning and evening rush hours. It’s easy to get frustrated when you’re running late and I-77 is backed up, but don’t take your frustration out on the other drivers who are in the exact same position you are. Avoid causing or being the…

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Ridesharing: What to do if you are in an accident

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Ridesharing services like UBER and Lyft have become popular forms of transportation in Charlotte in the last couple of years. Riders use the services to avoid dealing with Charlotte traffic, as well as to avoid driving impaired after a night out. Requesting an UBER, Lyft, or even a taxi if you’ve had too much to…

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How long does it typically take to settle a “simple” car accident claim?

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Often, people will call us to ask questions about “simple” car accidents. In North Carolina, there are several things to consider after an incident has occurred. No matter how straightforward the situation may seem in the moments after impact, it’s extremely important to understand that your actions will determine what happens to you down the…

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What do I do if an accident report is inaccurate?

What to do if an accident report is inaccurate

Being involved in a car accident, no matter how minor, can disrupt your entire life.  Especially if you have never experienced a motor vehicle collision, knowing what to do and how to respond can be confusing.   After an accident, your most important first step is to get medical attention whether or not you believe…

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I was recently in a car accident and the insurance company is calling, offering to pay me money. Should I still contact an attorney?

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Yes, you should contact an attorney even if the other driver’s insurance company is offering to pay you money. Even though the individual who caused the accident is responsible for your damages, his or her insurance company has no legal obligation to treat you fairly or in good faith. The primary goal of an insurance…

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I was injured in a car wreck. Should I go to the doctor immediately or wait?

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You should go see a doctor as soon as possible after you’ve been involved in an accident. This is true if you believe you have been injured, but it is also true if you feel fine after your automobile accident. Many times, injuries sustained during a car accident are not recognized or noticeable until days…

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I was recently injured in a car accident and the at-fault insurance company wants to take my recorded statement. Should I call an attorney?

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Yes, you should consult with an attorney prior to giving a recorded statement to the at-fault party’s insurance company. An attorney will be able to advise you on how to best tell your side of the story of the car accident to the insurance company to make sure that you do not accidentally say something…

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How long will my personal injury case take to settle? What determines the settlement amount?

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If you’re injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the law entitles you to compensation for the cost of your treatment, pain and suffering, and other losses suffered as a result. That’s good news when you’re looking at thousands of dollars in medical bills, especially if the injury puts you out of work.…

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Am I entitled to compensation for car accident injuries?

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You’ve been in a car accident. You’re injured. You have medical bills piling up and no way to pay them. The average cost of medical care stemming from a car accident is about $15,000 – who has that kind of cash on hand? So, are you entitled to payment for those expenses? If You’re Not…

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