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Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering After a Car Accident?

A personal injury lawyer can help you sue for pain and suffering from a motor vehicle accident if you were injured due to another party’s negligence or fault. Pain and suffering damages are to compensate an injured person for the intangible, but very real, consequences of someone else’s negligence or fault. While it’s hard to put a dollar value on pain and suffering, these and other non-economic damages are endured by injured individuals on a daily basis, and they negatively affect quality of life, ability to work, and social and family relationships. Because of their tremendous impact, pain and suffering awards are often greater than those for economic damages. If you or a loved one has suffered injury in a car accident or som[...]

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How Many Children Are Injured by Toppling Furniture?

Home should be a safe place for all children, but appliances and furniture throughout the home pose a risk to young children. When children attempt to climb bookcases, TVs, shelves, and other furniture, these heavy items can topple, causing serious injuries and even death. So, how many children are injured by toppling furniture? The answer is too many, as furniture tip-over injuries and deaths are a national concern. According to the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), between 2017 and 2019, an estimated 11,300 children in the United States were treated in hospital emergency rooms yearly due to furniture, TV, and appliance tip-over injuries. Furniture tip-overs can occur whenever a large, heavy furniture item becomes u[...]

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Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death lawyer can help you sue a nursing home if a patient’s death is a result of negligence, neglect, or abuse. Can you sue a nursing home for wrongful death? Depending on the circumstances, you may have a case. When we place our frail, elderly, and vulnerable loved ones in a nursing home, we expect them to receive competent care and be kept safe from harm. Nursing home staff have a duty to care for individuals with serious medical issues and the need to live in facilities with specialized medical care. When care is inadequate and a loved one dies due to the home’s negligence or fault, a nursing home abuse attorney may be able to hold the nursing home liable through a wrongful death lawsuit. If your loved one died in a [...]

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When is a Motorcyclist at Fault for an Accident?

Motorcyclists can be found at fault for an accident if they have done something negligent that contributed to the crash. Drivers of other vehicles commonly attempt to blame motorcycle operators for driving recklessly and causing crashes that result, but motorcyclists are not always at fault. There are many situations where another party is at fault and can therefore be held liable for the injuries and damages a motorcyclist suffered. Motorcycles offer little protection; a crash brings increased likelihood of serious injuries, including paralysis, loss of limbs, traumatic head injuries, and even death. The lives of survivors and their families may be changed forever, and medical expenses for ongoing treatments and care pile up at a time [...]

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How Much is a Spinal Cord Injury Worth?

A spinal cord injury is a catastrophic injury that usually affects you for the rest of your life, so the question of “how much is a spinal cord injury worth” matters deeply to your future. Because of the severity of injury and the potential long-term costs associated with it, damage awards for these types of injuries can be in the millions. However, those who have spinal cord injuries that are not catastrophic win fewer damages because they might recover from these injuries in weeks or months. The amount you get depends on how severe the injury is and how doctors expect the injury to affect your life. What is a Spinal Cord Injury? In most cases, damage to the spinal cord results in long-term or permanent disabilities. You might hav[...]

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Asheville NC Personal Injury Guide

Your Guide Through the Personal Injury Process Asheville, North Carolina personal injury lawyer Lakota Denton has created this personal injury guide that answers many questions related to Asheville motor vehicle accidents and what your options are after an automobile accident and other serious accidents.  → Download our Free Personal Injury Guide Ebook (PDF) From Crash to Cash: Personal Injury Guide TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1: What To Do After A Motor Vehicle Accident Top 10 Things To Do After an Accident What Not To Do After an Accident What to Do After a Construction Accident Premises Liability: What To Do Chapter 2: Ins & Outs About Personal Injury Law in N.C. History of Persona[...]

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Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Me with Personal Injury Claim?

As an Asheville personal injury lawyer, it is common that someone comes into my office asking if I can represent them in a minor car accident claim.   When a car accident is minor and the details are simple, I often advise the potential client that they handle the claim on their own, armed with some basic knowledge and know-how.   Occasionally, these clients return to my office down the road looking for help resolving the claim, if they are unable to reach an agreement with the insurance company or adjuster.  When can you handle a claim by yourself? You can attempt to settle a claim by yourself, and avoid paying your personal injury attorney the 33% fee (that most all injury lawyers charge), potentially saving you thousands of dolla[...]

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Preventing and Identifying Injuries to Children in Car Accidents

Automobile accidents are always stressful and frightening events and can be made even scarier when your child is injured in a crash.   For children aged 10-14, auto accidents are the third leading cause of death, and for children between 5-9, the fourth leading cause.  Here are some tips to help keep your kids as safe as possible, to help reduce the possibility of them getting injured in a crash: Keep Car Seats Rear-Facing Until Age 2 Previously, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended keeping the car seat read facing as long as possible, but in the current policy statement published in Pediatrics, the AAP  now advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age two.  Once they have outgrown the 3 point harn[...]

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9 Things You Need To Know About Your Personal Injury Case

Successfully resolving your car accident claim can be lengthy, complicated, and frustrating. At our office, our focus is solely on personal injury cases. We have helped thousands of clients navigate the complex landscape of injury claims, settlements and jury trials. We know just how difficult and confusing the process can be for our clients and wanted to offer a relatively simple guide to help people understand the process. Our “9 things you need to know” list outlines what we feel are the most important aspects of your case for you to have an understanding of.  We hope you find this helpful, so you can make the best, most well-informed decisions going forward in the process of successfully resolving your claim. #1 – It is Crucia[...]

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Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline for Car Accident Case

Asheville Personal Injury Case Timeline What do you do after an Asheville Car Crash? Asheville automobile accident attorney Lakota R. Denton has put together a personal injury case timeline for a typical car accident case.  If you have been involved in a serious car crash, you may have questions about the personal injury lawsuit process and how long a personal injury or car accident case can take.   Getting a personal injury lawsuit settlement takes time and you need the best personal injury lawyer you can find to help with your auto accident case. Have you ever wondered what you will do if you get involved in a car accident and get injured?   It’s not only the bodily harm that you will have to endure, but you will also need[...]