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Why An Insurance Adjuster Is Not Your Friend

As a personal injury law firm that deals almost exclusively with car accident cases, we have a bit of a unique perspective on insurance adjusters.    Time and time again, we’ve witnessed the various strategies and manipulations used by insurance agencies, in order to minimize their payouts on valid insurance claims.   Here in the office, we smirk a little when we see advertisements on TV and radio for the big insurers, touting slogans such as:  “Like a good neighbor”, “under our wing”, “You’re in good hands” etc… The truth about how you may be treated by them is quite different when push comes to shove.  Make no mistake, an insurance company is a business, whose goal is to make money. Insurers are in the odd position of having to elicit a client’s trust by promising to take care of them, while simultaneously serving their own bottom line needs.  Basically, they want to settle your claim as quickly and for as little as possible, and they’re not on your side.  

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How Social Media Can Harm Your Car Accident Claim

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Social media is becoming an increasingly intertwined part of our everyday lives. Every day it seems like more and more of us are posting or scrolling through our Facebook feeds all day long, cataloging our lives and experiences to share with those around us.    When something noteworthy happens, we’re quick to post it on Facebook for advice, feedback, or recognition.  Unfortunately, there are scenarios where this behavior can cause major problems, such as posting about the details of a recent car accident.  For a variety of reasons, Attorney Denton recommends that you resist the urge to share sensitive information about your car wreck on social media. 

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How Catastrophic Accidents Affect Victims’ Lives

­­After an Asheville catastrophic car accident, you may feel that for every question your doctors answer, several new ones arise. How do you pay medical bills after a catastrophic injury? How do you get medical care if you can’t afford it? How will your family be affected after your catastrophic accident?

In this article, the second in our personal injury blog series on catastrophic car accident injuries, we’ll talk about the long-term effects of catastrophic injuries on victims’ lives. Important issues in catastrophic accidents include the need for in-home care services, life care planning, and other services to help you adjust and begin building a new life after your accident.

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Lakota Denton Offers Free Coasters Promoting Alcohol Safety

The creator of the Serve Safe, Drink Safe, Do the Right Thing campaign, Asheville Attorney Lakota Denton, is following up on his campaign video by printing and distributing 10,000 coasters to be given for free to bars, breweries, and restaurants in Asheville to help support the message of serving and drinking safely.   The campaign, which was designed to raise awareness and promote safe practices around alcohol service and consumption in Asheville, received more than 40,000 views on social media and urges bartenders and bar owners not to over-serve patrons in Asheville, as well as urging patrons not to overindulge when visiting Beer City USA.    

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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 (vehicle) 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 (some you can probably guess), but at the end of the day, injured persons with legitimate claims for compensation scratch their head at how and why the insurance company can get away with offering so little when they are clearly on the hook. 

 

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