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What to do Immediately Following a Car Accident

Being involved in an Asheville, North Carolina car accident is a very stressful experience, particularly if you are injured in the accident, or if someone in your automobile or SUV was injured.  It can be very difficult to think clearly in those early moments when your body is in shock and your brain is flooded with adrenaline.

Motor vehicle accident lawyer Lakota Denton answers many questions related to Asheville car accidents and what your options are after an accident.  Simple car accidents can often be handled between you and the insurance company for the at-fault driver, but more complicated accidents involving severe injuries, property damage, permanent injury or questions of fault can require the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.   In this article, we’ll attempt to provide you with a guide for what to do after a wreck.

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Catastrophic Injuries from Asheville Car Accidents

Broken bones, concussions, whiplash – many Asheville residents have fallen victim to these types of injuries in car accidents. While these injuries are serious and can require physical therapy and surgery, most car accident victims experience a full recovery. But if you or a loved one experienced an injury that will likely result in a permanent disability, you probably have questions about what you should do in both the short term and the long term. Often called catastrophic injuries, this type of injury is the most serious non-fatal injury people can suffer in a car accident.

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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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What happens after an accident involving an Uber or Lyft Driver?

Car accidents can be confusing and challenging to sort out, but getting in a car accident involving a driver for a ride-sharing company like Uber or Lyft (either as a passenger, or driver of another vehicle) can add additional confusion to the situation.  The good news is that your task immediately after the accident is the same:  If you are able, document the accident with photos (of the vehicle damage, any injuries, and the surrounding roadway/intersection), talk to and get contact info for witnesses, and obtain the medical care you need, making sure to follow your MD’s orders throughout your treatment.    It is always wise to speak with an Asheville Personal Injury Attorney, to help determine the best course of action, and to ensure that you’re treated fairly by an insurance company

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My claim was denied based on “Contributory Negligence”.  What does that mean?

In North Carolina, when you are injured because someone else was negligent, the negligent person is liable for all of the consequences of your injuries.  A typical example is when you are hit by another vehicle on the road.  The person who crashes into you is responsible for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.  The car insurance company for the at fault driver will contact you and evaluate your claim.  Sometimes the insurance adjuster will deny your claim because of “contributory negligence”.  What does that mean?

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