When you're hurt on the job, it's important to retain legal counsel in a timely manner; if you wait too long, there might not be time to hire the right workers' compensation attorney and file your case. In North Carolina, you have two years to file Form 18, a document that serves as an official written notice of your workplace accident to the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Two years might seem like plenty of time, but by the time you hire your attorney and he or she builds the case for you, several months can pass.
9 March 2016
When it is raining, snowing or icy outside, it is expected for drivers to adjust their driving habits to the weather that is being experienced. Ultimately, drivers should begin to drive more cautiously. Unfortunately, this doesn't always occur and it can lead to a serious car accident. For victims, if it can be proven that the other driver did not adjust his or her driving habits accordingly to the inclement weather, it may be possible to recover damages for their recklessness.
23 February 2016
While the convenient payment options provided by furniture rental companies make them an ideal place to go when you need furniture without having to pay for it up front, these businesses have a constant cycle of used furniture funneling through their facility thanks to returns and customers who only use the pieces for a short time. Unfortunately, if you shop for furniture at a rental store, you could be exposing yourself to the danger of bringing uninvited bed bugs home with you.
10 February 2016
Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be a pretty arduous experience. You will need to deal with a lot of paperwork and a lot of laws, which means that you might get a little overwhelmed. To help you out, here is a brief overview of one of the most important laws that you will need to deal with: comparative negligence. What is comparative negligence? In simple terms, comparative negligence is a doctrine that weighs the responsibility of the plaintiff when it comes to calculating compensation.
28 January 2016
If you believe a beloved relative with Alzheimer's disease has experienced harmful side effects from an antipsychotic drug administered in a nursing home, contact a personal injury lawyer for assistance. Some nursing home staff members resort to providing quetiapine, risperidone and other antipsychotic medications to patients who become agitated or even violent, but the drugs often cause damaging results even if the patient's behavior improves. Antipsychotics and Mortality in Dementia Patients
14 January 2016
If you have been the victim of a careless driver, you are entitled to several types of compensation from the other driver's insurance company. Medical expenses, vehicle damage and more could be coming your way once your claim is settled. You should understand, however, that the issue of fault could play a part in how much compensation you can expect, and that sometimes this issue is more complicated than at first may appear.
31 December 2015
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury because of someone else's negligence, you may be interested in hiring an injury lawyer to obtain a settlement if the insurer is disputing any claim for financial compensation. Another reason to hire an attorney is if you have received a settlement offer, but it seems unreasonably low. People often worry that they won't be able to afford a lawyer. However, personal injury attorneys typically work on a contingency basis.
17 December 2015