Blog

Asheville Injury Lawyer Blog Pic

Why Is the Insurance Company Offering So Little for My Injuries?

The Dirty Truth About Insurance Companies and Unfair Settlement Offers If you have been the victim of an accident and have been injured as the result of another person’s negligence or through no fault of your own, you may be in the midst of dealing and negotiating with an insurance company. As a victim of an accident you did not cause, you are likely entitled to obtain compensation for things like medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Insurance companies often fail to make reasonable offers that clients find acceptable. There are many reasons for this, but at the end of the day, injured persons with legitimate claims for compensation scratch their heads at how and why the insurance company can get away [...]

Asheville Injury Lawyer Blog Pic

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.  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 nursing home due to abuse, neglect, medical mistakes, or inadequate care, our Asheville nursing home lawyer at Lakota Denton can help you understa[...]

Asheville Injury Lawyer Blog Pic

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim after a Motorcycle Accident?

Riding a motorcycle is a great way to experience the open road and feel free. Everything might be going fine when suddenly a reckless driver pulls out in front of you. The attorneys at the Denton Law Firm have the knowledge, experience, and skill to help you with your personal injury claim. We understand your challenges and are here to make things easier. You are not alone in these situations.  Motorcycle accidents account for 14% of all fatalities, even though they are .6% of all registered vehicles. The odds of fatalities are higher with motorcycles than other types of accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, you are 29 times more likely to die in a motorcycle than in a car accident. These fig[...]

Asheville Injury Lawyer Blog Pic

How Do You Determine Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident?

Car accidents occur every day and often result from one or both drivers failing to follow the rules of the road. Last year the total number of car accidents increased by 4.4%,with more people traveling more miles. Determining fault is critical for legal proceedings and processing insurance claims. It helps assess the damages, injuries, and who is responsible for covering these expenses. The process requires a thorough investigation and seeing where the facts take us. Here are some of the ways fault is determined in a car accident. Negligence Negligence is when one driver fails to exercise reasonable care and causes harm to others or property. Negligent acts include disobeying traffic signals, speeding, distracted driving, tailgatin[...]

Who is Responsible for Paying Damages After a Car Accident?

If you’ve been in an accident and your vehicle has been damaged or totaled, you’re probably wondering who is responsible for paying damages after a car accident. The answer is almost always automobile liability insurance. In North Carolina, car insurance covers property damage and injuries in the case of an auto accident that is your fault. If the accident was another driver's fault, you will likely be dealing with the at-fault driver's insurance unless they have no coverage or insufficient coverage. In that case, you may have to deal with your own insurance to get money from your uninsured/underinsured coverage on your own policy. If you’re unsure how to pursue these sources, contact an experienced personal injury attorn[...]

Asheville Injury Lawyer Blog Pic

Can You Sue an Uninsured Driver?

Under North Carolina law, all drivers are required to carry uninsured motorist insurance coverage. However, thousands of people in our state choose to drive without any coverage. If you’ve been involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver, you may not know what to do next, and you may be asking if you can sue an uninsured driver for damages. 5 Things You Can Do if an Uninsured Driver Hits You Since uninsured liability insurance is mandatory, if you are hit by an uninsured driver, you have the right to sue the driver for damages. If you’re the victim of a hit-and-run by an uninsured driver, these options are available for you to seek compensation as well. The following are 5 things you can do if an uninsured driver has hi[...]

Asheville Injury Lawyer Blog Pic

How to Get a Car Accident Police Report

Learning how to get a car accident police report may be necessary if you have suffered significant losses from an accident and hope to pursue financial compensation for those losses. Our attorneys at Lakota R. Denton, P.A. can provide you with assistance in getting a copy of your police report, especially if it is needed for a case. However, if you want to get a copy yourself, you can do so by following these steps: Contact the responding officers Speak to the police department directly Reach out to your insurance company Get some information from the DMV. If you hope to obtain a copy of your police report, the process is typically not difficult to do. However, it may take a bit of time to ensure that you get the right [...]

Asheville Injury Lawyer Blog Pic

Why Do Car Accident Insurance Claims Fail To Settle?

Why Do Car Accident Claims Fail to Settle? Don’t Fight Insurance Claims Alone It can be pretty harrowing to be injured in a car accident. Not only is it incredibly painful, but it can also be terrifying and confusing. After all your pain and suffering, the last thing you want to hear is that the insurance company doesn’t want to settle your accident claim. This can leave you feeling even more lost, helpless, and angry. You might not know what to do or where to turn, and the thought of a lengthy court battle can be daunting. If you are struggling to reach a settlement with an insurance company, it may be time to consult with an experienced trial attorney. Your first question should be: Why does my insurance company not want to s[...]

Asheville Injury Lawyer Blog Pic

Can I Sue My Landlord if I am Injured on Their Property?

When is a Landlord Responsible for Tenant Injury? North Carolina law requires landlords to keep residential premises and common areas in a safe condition for tenants. In other words, landlords must do whatever is necessary, including making repairs, to make sure the premises are in a safe and habitable condition. This “duty” of ordinary care of a landlord also extends to maintaining in good and safe working order all electrical, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, sanitary, ventilating, and appliances supplied, or required to be supplied, by the landlord. If any of these items are not in good and safe working order, then they must be promptly repaired by the landlord absent any agreement to the contrary. A landlord is negligen[...]

Asheville Injury Lawyer Blog Pic

Can You Sue a Trucking Company After an Accident?

When you're involved in an accident with a commercial truck, the first question on your mind is likely whether or not you can sue the trucking company. Can you hold a trucking company liable for the damages caused by their driver? In most cases where the driver is 100% at fault, the answer is yes. Commercial truck drivers who have been issued a commercial driver’s license (CDL) are required to obey the same traffic laws as everyone else on the road, as well as to undergo additional training and pass special road skills tests. If a trucking company’s driver causes an accident because their conduct fell below the standard of care for a truck driver in the same or similar situation, then the trucking company can be sued and held liab[...]