Category: Personal Injury Law

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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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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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Questions About Asheville Personal Injury Law

Lakota R. Denton is an Asheville Personal Injury Attorney who can help you with any questions you might have related to personal injury law, personal injury settlements and everything else related to personal injury cases in North Carolina. What is Personal Injury Law? Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. In fact, the word "tort" comes from a Latin term meaning twist, wrong, or harm. In contrast to criminal law, a tort action does not involve the government prosecuting the wrongdoer. Rather, these legal cases involve a private plaintiff seeking compensation (usually cash) for the harm caused by the defendant's actions.  What is Definition [...]

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Why Your Personal Injury Suit is Taking So Long to Settle

How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim? One of the most pressing issues Asheville car accident victims face is how long it takes to settle a personal injury claim. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you probably have a lot of expenses and debt already, especially if your injuries were severe. There is no specific answer to how long a case will take to resolve, but there are a variety of factors that could extend the amount of time you’ll have to spend on your claim. Here are a few of these factors. You’re still healing from your injuries Long recovery periods might be one reason your personal injury suit is taking so long to settle. Some accident victims take years to reach maximum medical improvement (MMI), a[...]

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Personal Injury Pain and Suffering Calculator

PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT CALCULATOR If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, your personal injury lawyer can help you recover money that you deserve by law. This settlement usually will include payment for your medical bills, lost wages, and something called “pain and suffering.“ Calculations for medical bills and lost wages are usually very easy – if you have a $5,000 medical bill, the at-fault party owes you $5,000 to pay for that bill. But monetary damages for physical pain and mental suffering are much more difficult and subjective to calculate. This pain and suffering settlement calculator discusses some of the factors that help determine the compensatory value of physical pain an[...]

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8 Steps to Maximize Value of Personal Injury Settlement

Maximize the Value of your Personal Injury Settlement (2019) If you’ve ever been injured by someone else, whether from a car crash, or from some other kind of negligence, you will know that recovering money for your injuries can be a long, complicated process.  North Carolina law states that when you are injured because of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to certain “damages”, or money for your injuries.  These include things like payment for any medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Making sure you are fairly and fully compensated for these damages is usually the work of a personal inury lawyer.  Whether you are settling a personal injury claim without a lawyer, or with a lawyer, here’s how to maxim[...]

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How To Get a Copy of An Asheville Accident Report

In the aftermath of an Asheville car or truck accident, one of the pieces of information you will want to collect is a copy of the official accident report from the motor vehicle crash.   How to get an Asheville car accident police report online? This is one of many questions you might ask after being involved in an Asheville motor vehicle accident. Other questions might be "How long does it take to get a car accident police report ?",  "How do you read a car accident police report?" or "How long do you have to file a police report after a car accident".   Asheville NC attorney Lakota R. Denton can help you with getting the police report from your automobile or truck accident. Get Your Crash Report Online How do I get an Asheville[...]

Top Causes Of Truck & Big Rig Accidents (Infographic)

Asheville North Carolina Truck Accidents In 2016, 4,564 lives were lost in 4,079 crashes involving large trucks or buses in the United States.  Fatalities increased 5% from 2015, and fatal crashes increased 6%.  If you have been involved in a North Carolina commercial trucking accident or 18 wheeler big rig truck wreck, contact the Asheville North Carolina truck attorneys at Lakota R. Denton for help with everything related to Asheville truck accident law.  Unfortunately, many truck accidents are caused not by trucks or commercial drivers, but by those driving passenger vehicles. It's very common for them to have no idea what the limits are on trucks in terms of visibility, braking, and acceleration. Driving in areas where a trucke[...]