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Automobile Accident Claims In North Carolina

August 28th, 2017 by

One minute, the road ahead of you is perfectly clear, and the next minute, an automobile accident has altered your life and the livelihood of your family. Automobile accidents create lifetime physical problems, financial stress, work stress and relationship stress, and for all these reasons, you need help in filing a compensation claim. You have more important things to worry about, like missed work days, ability to pay bills vehicle damage and dealing with insurance companies. You’re stressed enough about your physical injuries that you shouldn’t have to go it alone.

Automobile Accident Claim

Hiring an attorney when you have so much on your plate can help distribute the workload. While you take care of other issues, let Clauson Law file your automobile accident compensation claim and get you the compensation you deserve. We handle many NC automobile accident compensation claims, and we’ll handle yours so you can focus on your health and your family. We have a great track record of getting insurance companies to “own up” and pay you the amount you deserve, ensuring that the claim includes both compensatory as well as punitive damages you are entitled to. The claim should cover payment for lost wages, pain and suffering, coverage of all medical bills and compensation for your personal injury.

Many of our clients are involved in and injured in accidents that were not their fault. We have filed many NC automobile accident compensation claims for minor fender benders to extremely serious accidents involving serious injury or death. We handle regular car accidents as well as motorcycle and 18-wheeler accidents, and we know how to fully and accurately represent you no matter the circumstances.

Compensation claims pay out different types of damages. Money you’ve lost because of medical treatment or injuries is called compensatory damage; it also includes property loss (your car and its contents) and loss of income. Compensatory damages are paid for physical injury but also for emotional injuries like emotional distress and suffering, as well as any fear, depression, or anxiety that results from the accident.

Punitive damages come into the picture when accidents are caused by another person because of carelessness or drunk driving. These additional damages are levied as a means of punishment for the other driver’s recklessness. Clauson Law has handled hit and runs, drunk driving, uninsured motorists, accidents involving commercial trucking, and accidents that have occurred due to dangerous road construction.

Our firm has attorneys who specialize in automobile accident compensation claims, so schedule a free initial consultation with us. We will review your case, determine whether you have a valid claim, and estimate your claim value. If you decide to hire our firm, we have no upfront fees. We don’t get paid unless we win your case.

Your Motorcycle Accident Injury Claim

August 24th, 2017 by

If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, several factors– insurance coverage, police report and medical records—better ensure that you will have a successful motorcycle accident compensation claim.

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You must provide evidence that the accident was caused by another driver who was not paying attention or who was driving in a careless or reckless fashion, and as a result, directly caused your accident or injuries.

The most important thing you can show is a current and correct motorcycle insurance policy. If you don’t have adequate coverage, most states limit your options after an accident, particularly in states with no-fault insurance rules. If the other driver cannot be held liable for your accident, and you have no insurance, then your medical bills and repair bills will likely have to come out of your own pocket.

Of course, medical attention for yourself and others should be the first priority. Even if everyone feels fine, call medical help anyway to create the medical records report. The insurance adjusters and court judge will need it later anyway, as part of the complete picture of your injury state. These reports help to establish what your injuries were immediately after the accident.

Many people who are in motorcycle accidents often require lengthy and expensive future medical care. Having detailed medical reports reduces the likelihood you will be accused of exaggerating your injuries.

If you are not injured, collect accident documentation at the accident scene if you are able to do so. Take photographs, write down names and contact information for any witnesses, and get the name and insurance information of the other driver(s) involved. If you’re not able to, ask someone else to collect this information for you.

You should immediately call the police to report the accident. When they arrive on the scene, they will collect their own evidence and get witness statements. Call the police even if you think you may be at fault. You still need a record of the accident. And remember, fault does not necessarily translate into liability.

As soon as possible, notify your insurance company. You can also call the other driver’s company to notify them that you intend to file a motorcycle accident injury claim. Insurance companies have strict time limits for reporting a claim, so be sure to report yours in a timely manner. They can reject the claim if you wait too long. Lawyers often cite failure of proper notice to make you look dishonest in court, and it definitely hurts your chance of success. If you’re hospitalized, have someone make the claim for you. Never let it go unreported.

Last but not least, you should consult a lawyer, even if you don’t plan to file a suit. Even a short consultation can help assure you that you have everything you need to file your motorcycle accident compensation claim.

Car Crash Injury Compensation

August 22nd, 2017 by

In the blink of an eye, a car accident can change your life. Crashes can cause you lifetime physical problems and financial stress. You’re stressed about your physical injuries, to be sure, but families also worry about their ability to pay bills and time missed from work. You also have to deal with your damaged vehicle. Perhaps the most stressful task is dealing with insurance companies, who are always trying to pay less for your claim.

 
Car Crash Injury Compensation

For all these reasons, hiring an attorney to help you take care of all of these issues and to get you the car crash compensation you deserve is perhaps one of the best decisions you can make. Let us handle the accident claims and allow you time to focus on your family and your health. We will make sure the insurance company pays you the amount that you deserve. We will also make sure that your claim includes all the compensatory damages and punitive damages you are entitled to, including compensation for personal injury, coverage of medical bills, payment for lost wages and pain and suffering.

 

We represent many individuals who have been injured in car accidents that were not their fault. We’ve handled car accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, motorcycle accidents and more–everything from the minor fender bender to very serious accidents involving serious injury and death. We know how to represent you in all these different circumstances.

 

Compensatory damages include money you’ve lost because of medical treatment for physical or emotional injuries, loss of income, or property loss like damage to your car. They also include compensation for physical and emotional suffering, depression, and emotional distress like fear, anxiety and insomnia which stem from the accident.

 

In cases where the person responsible for the accident has acted in a careless manner (such as drunk driving or a hit and run accident), punitive damages are awarded. These additional damages are meant as a punishment for the offender to teach the person a lesson.

 

Our cases have involved drunk driving accidents, hit and run accidents, dangerous road construction, commercial trucking, uninsured motorists and pedestrian accidents. Our firm has attorneys who are car crash injury compensation lawyers. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will review your case and provide you with an estimate of your claim value. This initial consultation is free of charge. If you decide to hire our firm, there are no upfront fees to retain our firm, and you do not pay us unless we win your case.

Applying for Disability After a Car Accident

August 4th, 2017 by

People are not perfect. A common result of our imperfection can be seen in the frequency of automobile accidents. Unfortunately, sometimes injuries that are sustained in a car accident can be so bad that they can cause the person who sustained them to miss a significant time at work. This can easily cause financial hardship for the family. If you find yourself in this situation, you can apply for unemployment benefits, and sometimes disability benefits to ease the financial burden you may experience.

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No-Fault Insurance Benefits

If you have been injured in a car accident, you are eligible for certain benefits, even if you are at fault. This coverage provides coverage for lost wages, medical bills, and injury-related expenses. Although this coverage is helpful, it does not necessarily cover all of your expenses. But, having this insurance coverage will improve your chances of of getting other benefits you deserve.

Filing your Claim

If you had already been unemployed at the time of your accident or your unemployment began within four weeks of the onset of your disability, of then you need to file a claim with your former employer or its insurance carrier with form DB-450. If your unemployment began more than four weeks after the onset of your disability, then you need to file your claim with the Disability Benefits Bureau by completing form DB-300.

Disability Benefits

If the injuries from your car accident last for more than a year, you can apply for disability benefits, even if you are expected to eventually make a full recovery. However, if your injuries are expected to clear up in the short-term, then you will not be eligible for any federal benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Mental or Psychological Injuries

Your injuries do not need to be of a physical nature to receive disability benefits. Sometimes car accidents can cause mental and psychological anguish that can make it impossible to work. In these cases, you can still apply for disability benefits if the condition lasts at least 12 months

Multiple Injuries

If you sustained multiple injuries which, when combined, make it impossible for you to work, you may be eligible for disability benefits even if none of the injuries are included in the disability listing or “blue book”. You will need to check with your local SSA office to determine your eligibility.

If you have questions regarding applying for unemployment or disability benefits after a car accident, contact Clauson Law today. Our staff is here to help you.

What You Need to Know If You Are Injured in a Car Accident

July 17th, 2017 by

Most of the American population is prepared in the event of a car accident. Many states require drivers to carry at east limited liability insurance, and it is a rare mobile phone that doesn’t have a built in camera to take photos immediately after the accident. On the other hand, what so very few drivers are prepared for is dealing with personal injury after being hurt in a crash. In addition to the usual details that need to be addressed immediately when you are involved in an auto accident, you may be in pain and struggling to think clearly. You may not even realize you are injured until several hours after the accident has occurred. Many people even sign insurance forms without fully reading what they are agreeing to, and that is where your personal injury can go from inconvenient to extremely expensive with just a few strokes of a pen.

Car Accidents Insurance

Automotive insurance policies can help you cover your medical costs and the cost to repair or replace your vehicle. This is fairly common knowledge, and the reason most drivers insure their cars and keep their policy up to date. What you may not know is that many auto insurance policies also cover wages lost as a result of personal injury in a car accident. You read that correctly: auto insurance can compensate you for the time you missed at work due to a personal injury in a car crash.

Injuries from car accidents can cause a great deal of pain and suffering, and the road to recovery often involves extended periods of treatment, plenty of rest, and physical therapy to help restore any mobility or utility you lost as a result of the accident. All of that translates to a lot of time off from work to heal up and get back to your life again. Don’t dip into paid time off or your savings: get the money you deserve for wages lost from the insurance company.

If you have suffered a personal injury and live in North Carolina, you need to call The Clauson Law Firm right away. We are experienced specialists in personal injury cases stemming from carr accidents, and we can help you get everything you are entitled to from your insurance company so you can get treatment and recovery time you need to to get back on your feet and back to work without putting a strain on your personal finances. Call right away to set up a consultation for your personal injury case.