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What Should a Car Insurance Settlement Cover?

A calculator and financial figuresIf you’ve been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence, you need the insurance settlement to cover the full extent of damages you’ve suffered, but what does that entail exactly? Recovering from the aftermath of a serious car accident is difficult, and you should be focused on your primary task of regaining your health and well-being. The fact is, however, that obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled also allows you the best chance of reaching your fullest physical and emotional recovery. If another driver leaves you injured in a car accident, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury lawyer on your side.

 

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How Much are Personal Injury Settlements for Truck Accidents?

A semi-truckSemi accidents are among the deadliest accidents on our roadways. The size and weight of these massive vehicles is enough to make truck accidents exceedingly dangerous. If a truck driver leaves you injured in a truck accident, you obviously need to procure a settlement that adequately addresses the injuries you’ve sustained so that you can reach your best possible physical and emotional recovery.

While it’s impossible to pinpoint a dollar amount of any accident claim before it’s been fully processed and appropriately litigated (if necessary), there are some basics that can help you ascertain what your truck accident settlement should look like. If a truck driver’s negligence leaves you injured, consult with an experienced North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney today.

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Insurance Claims: Does the Insurance Company Have a Time Limit for Payment?

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you’re relying upon the insurance company to do the right thing. In fact, receiving prompt payment from the insurance company can help you make it through this difficult time more comfortably and can help ensure that you reach your fullest recovery. If the insurance company takes its own sweet time in the matter, it can exacerbate the damages you’ve suffered. If you have concerns about an insurance claim, consult with an experienced North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney today.

Do Insurance Companies Face Time Limits?

If you’ve brought a claim with an insurance company, being paid in a timely fashion matters. Further, if it’s your own insurance company – to whom you’ve been faithfully paying premiums for who knows how long – it can make the wait that much more frustrating. Generally, insurance companies are required to pay a claim within a reasonable amount of time. Unfortunately, there is no exact definition of what constitutes a reasonable period of time. As you may have guessed, your idea of what’s reasonable and the insurance company’s idea could be very different.

Your Claim

The fact is that a reasonable amount of time for your unique claim may vary significantly from the reasonable amount of time required for another claim. The more complicated the claim, the lengthier the claims process is likely to be. A variety of variables can play a role in how long your accident claim will take to process completely, and these include:

  • The length of time it takes you to provide the insurance company with the necessary documentation
  • The degree of complication involved in the accident
  • The legitimacy of any disputes made by either you, the other party, or the insurance company
  • Any mitigating circumstances that could affect your claim and that need to be investigated

Although there are complicating factors that can slow down the claims process, that does not mean that the insurance company shouldn’t take every reasonable action to resolve your claim within a reasonable amount of time.

The Insurance Company

The insurance company involved has a duty to you to resolve your claim in good faith within a reasonable amount of time. Insurance companies, however, sometimes engage in slow-down tactics that are anything but good-faith efforts. If you have a personal injury claim, it’s in your best interest to work closely with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

If Someone Else’s Negligence Leaves You Injured, Contact a Skilled North Carolina/South Carolina Car Accident Attorney Today

If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, attorney Justin Bice at Bice Law – with offices in South Carolina and North Carolina – is on your side. Mr. Bice is committed to skillfully negotiating with the insurance company for the timely payment of the compensation to which you are entitled. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 803-639-8777 today.

 

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North & South Carolina Insurance Claim FAQs

A question mark on a chalkboardIf someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or in any kind of accident, you’re going to be dealing with an insurance company. And you’re probably going to have questions. Knowing the answers to frequently asked questions related to insurance claims can help. If you’ve been injured by the negligence of another, a North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney can help.

Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s First Offer?

If you’ve made a claim regarding your personal injury claim and the insurance company comes back with a speedy offer, it’s in your best interest to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer before you accept that offer. It’s important to recognize that the insurance company is motivated by profits, and if it’s making you a speedy offer, there’s a reason that very likely protects their interests more than it protects your own interests. Even if the offer takes a while, do yourself a favor and run it by an experienced personal injury attorney – accident claims are complicated, and once you have accepted an offer there’s generally no going back.

Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

If you have a personal injury claim, you very likely need an experienced attorney on your side. Injuries sustained in an accident can leave you with overarching negative consequences that affect your future, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost hours and wages on the job
  • Pain and suffering

The fact is that you probably won’t know the full extent of the damages you’ve suffered until considerable time has passed. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will work closely with you to ensure that your best interests are well protected and that the unique circumstances of your claim are taken into careful consideration.

Why Was My Claim Denied?

If your personal injury insurance claim is denied outright, it’s important to recognize that this isn’t necessarily the final answer.  Some insurance companies aren’t above denying claims at the outset – in an effort to bolster profits – even valid claims. Often, insurance companies deny claims based on liability, which means they claim that the negligent party wasn’t actually at fault for the accident or that the accident in question wasn’t the source of your injuries. If someone else’s negligence caused you to be injured, these are likely ploys on the part of the insurance company to discourage you from seeking the compensation to which you are entitled.

If You’ve Been Injured in an Accident that Was Caused by Someone Else’s Negligence, Consult with an Experienced North Carolina/South Carolina Car Accident Attorney Today

A car accident can leave you seriously injured – with serious financial damages. Attorney Justin Bice at Bice Law – with offices in South Carolina and North Carolina – has the experience and dedication to help. Mr. Bice is proud to serve the Carolinas and is committed to aggressively advocating for your rights. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 803-639-8777 for more information today.

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Getting Started with a Car Insurance Claim After an Accident

Blue car with dents and smashed headlightIf another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, you’re no doubt feeling disoriented – at best. Knowing how best to proceed can help protect your rights and help ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. If you’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence, work closely with an experienced North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury lawyer to help ensure that you’re adequately compensated.

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How to Deal with a Denied Insurance Claim

If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, the last thing in the world you need is to have your insurance claim denied. Being compensated for the injuries you’ve sustained is critical to your ability to reach your fullest recovery. Insurance claims – even valid insurance claims – are, nevertheless, sometimes denied, but that is not necessarily the final answer. If your personal injury claim has been denied, an experienced North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney can help.

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My Insurance Claim: Does the Insurance Company Have a Time Limit for Payment?

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you’re relying upon the insurance company to do the right thing. In fact, receiving prompt payment from the insurance company can help you make it through this difficult time more comfortably and can help ensure that you reach your fullest recovery. If the insurance company takes its own sweet time in the matter, it can exacerbate the damages you’ve suffered. If you have concerns about an insurance claim, consult with an experienced North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney today.

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North & South Carolina Insurance Claims FAQ

If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or in any kind of accident, you’re going to be dealing with an insurance company. And you’re probably going to have questions. Knowing the answers to frequently asked questions related to insurance claims can help. If you’ve been injured by the negligence of another, a North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney can help.

 

Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s First Offer?

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Even a Seemingly Minor Car Accident Can Lead to Serious Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can occur anywhere on the spinal cord, and such injuries can be symptom free until they become both more serious and more painful. The impact generated by nearly any car accident can lead to a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries can lead to chronic pain, restrict motion, and even cause permanent disability. If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s in your best interest to see a doctor and rule out a spinal cord injury.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a painful injury that is closely associated with car accidents – especially rear-end accidents (but any kind will do). Rear-end accidents at slower speeds are often considered minor fender benders, but whiplash doesn’t qualify as a minor injury. Whiplash is caused when the head whips back and forth on the neck as a result of impact – such as the impact of a car accident. The Mayo Clinic shares those symptoms common to whiplash injuries:

 

  • A stiff and painful neck
  • Pain that worsens with neck movement
  • Decreased range of motion in the neck
  • Dizziness and/or fatigue
  • Numbness or tingling in the arm(s)
  • Pain and/or tenderness in the upper back, arms, or shoulders
  • A headache that radiates out from the base of the skull
  • Blurry vision
  • Ringing in the ears

In addition to these physical and sense-based symptoms, you can also suffer emotion-based symptoms – such as irritability, depression, and/or sleep problems.

The Insurance Company

If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver in a seemingly minor car accident, the insurance company will likely attempt to minimize the damage you’ve suffered. Insurance companies are motivated by generating large profits, and they do this by keeping their payouts as low as possible. Further, insurance companies have vast resources at their disposal and employ professionals who are very experienced at obtaining specific results. In other words, you need a knowledgeable car accident attorney to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.

If a Negligent Driver Leaves You Injured, a Skilled North Carolina/South Carolina Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, attorney Justin Bice at Bice Law – with offices in South Carolina and North Carolina – is committed to helping you obtain the compensation necessary to cover your financial, physical, and emotional damages. Mr. Bice proudly serves the Carolinas, and he’s on your side. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 803-639-8777 today.

 

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Fatigued Drivers Cause Dangerous Accidents

Everyone is aware that driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs is not only dangerous but also illegal. Drivers often fail to recognize, however, the danger associated with driving while fatigued. In fact, the dangers inherent to driving while drowsy are so serious that there are strict hours-of-service regulations at the state and federal level for commercial drivers. If a fatigued driver leaves you injured, consult with an experienced car accident attorney in the Carolinas.

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