In most workers’ comp cases, there has to be a specific “accident” that took place to gain benefits. However, a back injury does not need an “accident,” only a specific traumatic event. For example, lifting a box as part of your job duties that throws out your back is not thought of as an “accident,” but it would likely qualify the person for workers comp in North Carolina.
When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the victim and/or his or her family must contact an experienced attorney at once. The insurance company for the car driver is likely going to attempt to place the blame for the accident on the pedestrian to avoid paying a rightful claim.
Although asbestos is now subject to heavy regulations, asbestos exposure from old buildings and materials continues to cause mesothelioma. Further, this disease may not show up for decades after exposure.
After a hit and run accident that causes damages to your vehicle or injuries to a person, an uninsured motorist claim may be the best chance a person has of collecting reimbursement. However, even your own insurance company in a UM claim is not on your side, and may try to minimize or deny the claim. After a hit and run, speak to a lawyer about a UM claim for the best chances of making a maximum recovery.
When a construction worker is injured in an accident, he or she may be entitled to workers comp. But what if the worker is an independent contractor? You still have options. Anyone hurt on the job should review the situation with a qualified attorney.
When a child is in a car wreck or other accident that causes a traumatic brain injury, parents may not know what to do or where to turn for help. While doctors and therapists are invaluable in treating kids with these issues, a lawyer can help parents obtain the money they will need for medical bills, rehabilitation, long-term care, home improvements and more.
There’s many reasons to call a lawyer after a car accident. One is that the insurance companies will do everything in their power to minimize or deny your payment. Another is discussed below; lawyers can preserve evidence and conduct independent investigations as to what happened and who was at fault.
Truck driver fatigue can cause serious accidents, which is why there are rules and regulations governing the hours of service and driving limits for truckers. However, some companies might pressure drivers to push the limits, which puts the driver and everyone else on the road at risk.
When a person is being treated for an illness, or had a medical device implanted to remedy a problem, it might not always be clear if the drug or device is defective. However, if a person suspects something with a prescription medication or medical device is not right, they should speak to their doctor, obtain a second opinion or go to the emergency room immediately.