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What Happens After Your Accident?
First, if you were hurt in an accident and didn’t seek medical attention, USAttorneys urges you to get medical care immediately. Go to the hospital, visit an urgent care clinic or make an appointment with your doctor. Your injuries may be minor, but don’t risk If you are concerned about the cost, don’t because you are not responsible for paying those medical costs if a negligent party caused your injuries.
Hospitals in North Carolina:
University of North Carolina Hospitals
101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
200 Hawthorne Ln, Charlotte, NC 28204
Urgent Care locations in North Carolina:
FastMed Urgent Care
160 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC 28803
NextCare Urgent Care
4815 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403
Aftermath of a Traffic Accident
If you were in a car accident, it is likely you will be contacted by an insurance adjuster eager to offer you a settlement. For a minor accident, the first settlement offer you receive may enough to cover your medical bills
But that isn’t true for all traffic accident victims, and you may have to negotiate a better settlement. You will get an optimal settlement if you enlist an accident lawyer
Aftermath of a Workplace Accident
Worker’s compensation covers the injuries resulting from an accident on the job, but you may have to appeal a decision if your benefits don’t cover your expenses and lost wages. In that case, you could benefit from legal representation.
Why Should I Hire an Accident Attorney?
Some accident cases are cut and dry. The at-fault party is easily identified, and liability is apparent, but not all cases are easily resolved, and victims face a high burden of proof. You need
Thousands of Americans are injured by defective or poorly designed products, tainted foods or medications without proper warnings. If you want to file a product liability claim, you need to be aware that such claims are hard to prove, so you need access to experts, medical professionals, and legal professionals.
If slip on a wet floor and hit your head in a restaurant or fall down a flight of rickety stairs in an apartment building, you may have grounds to file a property accident claim. Dog bites, accidental drownings, and are examples of accidents that warrant a premises liability claim.
Like product liability claims, you must demonstrate fault and negligence to have a successful premises liability claim and to do that you need someone with legal expertise on your side.
In many cases, both parties involved in an accident are to blame in varying degrees. When the issue of shared fault comes up, you need someone to counter those claims and work to reduce your percentage of responsibility.
Claims Against the Government
If your injury were caused by a government employee, a different set of rules would apply to your personal injury claim. Under N.C. Gen. Stat. section 143-299, you are required to file your claim within three years of your injury.